Open House at Hollywood Theater this Saturday

posted by CSWalczak on May 12, 2010 at 7:50 am

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — A free open house and tour of the long-closed Hollywood Theater at 2815 Johnson Street is scheduled for Saturday, May 15, from Noon to 5:00 p.m. The city hopes that the event might spur interest in reuse or redevelopment of the Art Deco theater that opened in 1935 and closed in 1987.

After just a few short minutes inside this treasured landmark, I was eating my words. Tearing down the Hollywood Theater would be an absolute tragedy. While the place needs a serious Heidi Montag-type facelift, there’s still maximum potential for it to be restored into the great entertainment hub it once was.

There is additional information and four pictures atWCCO.

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rvarani on May 12, 2010 at 11:19 pm

Never had the pleasure of wokiing here. However, was in the theatre many times in the late 60’s and early 70’s when I was the BA of IA Local 219. Hope the Hollywood can be saved and restord. It is a real beauty.

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