Happy 80th Birthday, Hollywood Theater!
The Hollywood Theater at 2815-2819 Johnson Street NE celebrated 80 years on October 26. We think a little facelift is the perfect birthday present for this historic building, and I'm sure Liebenberg and Kaplan would agree.
Eighty years ago, the Hollywood Theater celebrated its Grand Opening when its doors welcomed movie-goers to view “The Irish in Us” starring James Cagney and Pat O’Brien.
While the Hollywood has endured vacancy and neglect for the past 30 years, 2015 marks the beginning of a new life for the historic neighborhood movie theater with the start of a future redevelopment, including masonry repointing at the limestone, chimney repair, cleaning, restoration and relighting of the marquee, replacement of missing windows, and removal of the plywood and refurbishment of the doors on Johnson Street.