Hollywood Cinema

1710 Harrison Street,
Hollywood, FL 33020

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Hollywood Cinema, Hollywood, Florida - December 1974

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There was a Hollywood Theatre at this location as early as 1934. Seating was provided on a single level. In 1956, it was remodeled by the architectural firm Start & Moeller.

This may be same building that became the GCC Hollywood and closed in 1996 after a period as a discount independent and a shot at Bollywood. Does anyone know?

Contributed by Al Alvarez

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Pat R.
Pat R. on November 29, 2014 at 10:44 am

Oh yeah! I STILL live right by Hollywood Country Club Golf Course near Young Circle! (Moved to this home in ‘74). Rode my bike to Hollywood Cinema and saw Murder on the Orient Express, Young Frankenstein, Death Race 2000, Bad News Bears, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (I think?), China Syndrome and tons more! On some weekends in afternoon they would show Pippi Longstocking films for the younger kids. LOVED this theater! They often left the rear exit unlocked. We snuck in many times for free!

Pat R.
Pat R. on November 29, 2014 at 10:51 am

On second thought, maybe around 1,000 seats. Sorry about the initial comment.

Pat R.
Pat R. on November 29, 2014 at 10:52 am

what was the theater at 441&Sheridan called???

Pat R.
Pat R. on December 2, 2014 at 8:51 am

YES, that was it! Loved that Place! THANK YOU!

sixstringrob on November 25, 2015 at 12:12 am

I’ve been trying to find out who owns the building to see if I can possibly be granted access to take some pictures of the inside for historical purposes. I’ve looked on the Broward County Property Appraisers website but it seems there is no record of any ownership.

From the research Ive done about the Hollywood Cinema it was first opened back around 1926. I also remember them having the largest screen in South Florida before they switched it over to a 2 theater cinema in the 90’s

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on November 25, 2015 at 2:14 am

sixstringrob, the 1924 Hollywood Cinema was located at 1921 Hollywood Boulevard and closed in 1933 before this one opened.

Pat R.
Pat R. on November 26, 2015 at 10:30 am

Hwd. Cinema on the circle was converted into a “twin” in the 90s?? I never knew that! Is that accurate? Not sure who owns it. It’s been shuttered for many years now. In ‘14 there was a problem with pieces of the “ceiling” falling onto the sidewalk out front!

sixstringrob on December 2, 2015 at 11:53 pm

It was definitely converted to a twin sometime in the 90’s. Im going to have to say around 92ish? It was after I graduated from high school and that was in 90. The reason I remember it is because me and my GF at the time used to go there for the cheap 2.00 2nd run movies and I used to tell her that the theater used to have the biggest screen in S. Florida before they converted it to a twin. Im going to have to assume that the City of Hollywood owns it. Maybe if I go to the CoH Art and Culture center which is right across the street.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on December 3, 2015 at 5:02 pm

I can’t find any sign that this was ever a twin although it did run two features per night with separate admissions in the early nineties. In 1994 it ran Bollywood features under the name Bombay Cinema while still showing an earlier showtime of a mainstream film under the name Hollywood Cinema.

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