Hollywood Theatre to close down for redevelopment
Single screen movie theatres are having a tough time. Many have closed, some are struggling to survive. Now the Hollywood Theatre in Kitsilano is set to close.
From their Facebook page:
The Hollywood ‘s lease is up at the end of November, things are changing, they claim retail, we will see, I would love to see our old theatre remain a gathering place/theatre, the place is a Mecca, I can go anywhere and meet people that tell me that is where they had there first date with there wife/husband… first kiss…. I don’t blame the new owner if he tears it down… theatres no longer make $$, will the Hollywood be leveled? farewell Hollywood Theatre – Vancouver, BC
The theatre has been operating on a month-to-month lease since last September, before receiving an eviction notice. A month-to-month lease is usually a good sign that your days are numbered.
Existing events, like movie nights, will continue as planned until they are told to leave.