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Hollywood Theater

1948 Photo from the Don Lewis collection
4809 W Fort St
Detroit MI

Demolished 1963
Record #13225  
 Opened: September 24, 1927
 Closed: 1958
 Demolished: 1963
Capacity: 3436 seats
Architect(s): Charles N Agree; Mayger & Graven
Architectural Style(s): Spanish
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Current Organ: none
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When the Hollywood opened on September 24, 1927, it was Detroit's second largest movie palace. Owners Ben and Lou Cohen built the Spanish-style theater at a cost of $2 million. Opening day featured Alias the Deacon and the "Hollywood-Sunnybrook Orchestra," led by Sammy Diebert. Never getting into the widescreen features or roadshows, the Hollywood suffered along with double-billed films and closed in 1958 with "Blonde in Bondage" and "The Flesh is Weak". The theater was razed in 1963 to make way for a parking lot.

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1948 photos from the Don Lewis collection.

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Last featured 2002-12-27. Last edited 2/27/2009.

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