Kitsilano.ca foretold this ending in March and now the Vancouver Sun confirms it. The iconic Hollywood Theatre, a long-loved neighbourhood entertainment venue, has been sold and will close after this weekend.
It’s sad news to be sure. We’re going to miss the graceful, art deco building and budget double billings. But manager Vince Fairleigh, whose family has owned the movie theatre ever since its 1935 opening, plans to go out in style. This weekend he’s showing Italian Oscar winner Cinema Paradiso, which he relates to, because it’s basically his life story. For the full weekend movie roster, visit the Hollywood Theatre website.
Cinema Paradiso, 7:30 pm Friday, May 27 thru Sunday, May 29.
Hollywood Theatre, 3123 West Broadway, Hollywoodtheatre.ca
Last modified: May 30, 2011