Hollywood Cinema North

5918 Hamilton Avenue,
Cincinnati, OH 45224

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Hollywood Cinema North

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The Hollywood Theatre in the College Hill area of Cincinnati was opened around 1925. It was remodelled around 1948 by architectural firm F & Y Building Service. It was converted into a church in the late-1990’s.

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mjfoley
mjfoley on January 7, 2004 at 6:51 pm

I got my first job working here as an usher in the 60’s.

meheuck
meheuck on April 23, 2004 at 5:40 am

The Hollywood was a beautiful single screen that was split into a twin in the ‘80’s. It was on a bus route so I could go there easily by myself as a teenager, which I did often.

An interesting story: In the last years of its operation, to thwart rowdy types who had been frequenting and disrupting the theatre, they temporarily switched to an “art/classics” format. I was told they used dual projectors in both houses, and as such were able to get access to prints usually not leased out to platter houses. The experiment did not last long and they went back to second-run fare after a month and a half. I wonder if indeed the “gangbanger” types wandered in during that period, and/or stuck around for something like Truffaut’s THE STORY OF ADELE H., which I saw there during that brief time.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 30, 2009 at 11:41 am

Here is a more recent view from Google maps:
http://tinyurl.com/c795nf

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