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Hollywood Theatre Update

 

With the proposed opening of the Hollywood Theatre at 3123 West Broadway, we have an opportunity to gain an important and vibrant cultural facility in our neighbourhood that will enhance our cultural landscape, engage and connect the community, and infuse local businesses with economic prosperity.

Local business owners and community members are invited to attend the upcoming Vancouver City Council Public Hearing on July 17th to speak in support of this important initiative. Five minutes of your time could help secure this amazing arts space for West Broadway and the greater community, and create a beneficial and lively new home for the city’s creative community in Kitsilano for perpetuity. If you would like to speak at the meeting, you can register by phone or online. In addition, you may submit written comments. Please see below for more information.

WHAT: Public Hearing on the Hollywood Theatre Revitalization
WHEN: Tuesday July 17th, 2018 at 6:00pm
WHERE: Council Chamber, third floor of City Hall, 453 West 12th Ave

REGISTER TO SPEAK:
By phone at 604-829-4238 prior to 3:30pm on July 17th.
Online HERE by 5:00pm on July 17th.
*You may also register to speak in person between 5:30pm – 6:00pm prior to the meeting.

To view the agenda, minutes or watch the meeting online, please click HERE.

SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS:
By email at publichearing@vancouver.ca.
By mail to City Hall, City Clerk’s Office, 3rd Floor, 453 West 12th Ave, Van BC, V5Y 1V4.
*Please send comments by July 16th so Council has time to review them.
*Note: comments must identify the author by name or they will not be reviewed.

Please see below for other exciting details about the project.


COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & HERITAGE DESIGNATION:

The theatre operators have been pro-active at creating positive dialogue and building solutions at meetings with various community groups, non-profit foundations, producers of film, arts, and music events, festival producers, as well as the West Broadway BIA. They are working with the community to build a landmark arts facility for West Broadway.

Great care has also been taken to honour the heritage designation of the building, resulting in unanimous approval at the City of Vancouver Heritage Commission Panel Presentation on April 9, 2018. As promised within the Heritage Conservation Plan, the owners will keep the art-deco design features of the interior and exterior of the building, retain and upgrade the cinema seating in the main room and balcony, and refurbish the classic street-facing red-neon ‘Hollywood’ sign.

By meshing the bright and pleasing design of the new mixed residential/commercial-use building next door with the re-conditioned art-deco beauty of the historic Hollywood Theatre, the project as a whole will create and bring new, fresh and positive energy into the neighbourhood.


A DYNAMIC & INCLUSIVE MULTI-ENTERTAINMENT ARTS FACILITY:

The Hollywood Theatre will be a much needed new arts facility for the enjoyment of cinema, live music, festivals, community events, non-profit events, cultural events, tech events, and more.

The owners and operators are committed to bringing a high-quality audio and visual experience to its clientele. The venue will be a turn-key facility for producers and promoters, with state-of-the-art technical capabilities ensuring a comfortable experience for producers, clients, performers and audience members alike.

Film festivals, local film schools, film-makers, directors, producers, music promoters, traditional artists, non-profit groups, event programmers and more are encouraged to use the Hollywood Theatre as a home for their events and/or presentations.The Hollywood Theatre will maintain the operational 35mm projector and projector booth, as well as acquire a new state-of-the-art digital projection system. This will include a new high lume digital projector and new large cinema screen, as well as upgraded interior sound treatment, updated film surround-sound system and upgraded Lucas Film sound system. There will also be a new digital live concert sound system including new digital FOH and monitor consoles, a state-of-the-art concert stage, intelligent lighting system and controllers.

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c/o 2933 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC
V6K 2G6
Tel 778-384–6377
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