Hollywood Theatre closed once again

posted by cinema5plus3 on June 2, 2008 at 10:45 am

DORMONT, PA — The Hollywood Theatre, one of two theatres in the Pittsburgh suburb of Dormont was praised after it reopened on March 30th 2007. The Hollywood Theatre had been closed since 1998. Sadly more people wanted it to reopen than people would actually support it and it once again closed on May 25 just a little over a year after it reopened.

From member Susan The Bass Player:

A second Pittsburgh area second run house has bitten the dust. Not long after the shuttering of the Screenworks 14 in Bridgeville comes the news that the Hollywood Theatre in Dormont has also closed. Like the Screenworks, the re-incarnated Hollywood lasted a very short time—only 14 months from its re-opening to the time of closure.

The Art Deco Hollywood was gutted and rebuilt by Warner Bros. Theaters in the late 1940’s. From that point it remained a single screen, mainly second run house until it was closed in 1998 after screening Paul Newman and Susan Sarandon in “Twilight”. From that point, it sat dormant for nearly a decade until 2007 when it was completely remodeled and re-opened with a successful screening of “Dreamgirls”. The community seemed to be behind the re-opening of the Hollywood, and those that went there liked it, but for some reason the venture was not successful and the theatre closed at the end of May, 2008.

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