According to a press release dated April 27, Church From the Hollywood and 4184 Investments Ltd have signed a Purchase and Sales Agreement for the Hollywood Theatre, the much loved Art Deco theatre located on West Broadway in Kitsilano.
The theatre will provide the pentecostal church with much needed new worship and meeting space as the congregation is quickly outgrowing its current facilities, as well as the opportunity to continue engaging with local community programs, community events and initiatives, in the same spirit as they did during their 15 month lease.
In their short time at the former Hollywood Theatre, over $16,000 was raised for local community projects and organizations through volunteer-run events. Box office proceeds were given away to St James Community Square, the Lookout Shelter Society, and Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, among many other local recipients.
The Church from the Hollywood has said that it will continue to operate the theatre under the same community model.
The Hollywood Theatre was recently named the #1 endangered heritage site in Vancouver in 2014. It looks like the grand old dame might have her happy ending after all.
Last modified: May 7, 2014