West Kitsilano Residents' Association

Our Community, Our City

Hollywood Theatre Update


The Hollywood Theatre marquee, pictured during restoration on February 8th, 2020.


The theatre is due to reopen soon as a mixed-use arts facility. Residents are being encouraged by the recent ongoing renovations, including the re-installation of the original and restored neon sign. The theatre will open as a mixed-use venue with live acts, films and other community events.

The construction of the 6-storey strata building next door (to the west) has not yet begun. This was approved as part of the Heritage Revitalization Agreement in return for the theatre.

Please check back, as further updates become available.


The theatre during the restoration process


First battle won – next challenge: block the Development Application!

Thanks to the tremendous turnout at our Public Meeting last Sunday, City Hall is taking notice!

At this point, we have a new challenge: the Development Application. We feel this is a flawed application, does not represent the facts, and violates the spirit and the letter of civic bylaws designed to protect exactly this kind of heritage, community space. This application must not be approved, and your public pressure is more important than ever!

Contact City of Vancouver Project Coordinator, Lizette Berdahl at lizette.berdahl@vancouver.ca or 604.871.6706, and CC the Mayor and all councillors. (Check the website under “Protest the Development Application” for an easy-to-copy list of all relevant email addresses plus an example letter for your inspiration

SHARE THE PETITION with your friends, your family and your neighbours!

We need your skills, your ideas, your labour, your support! Email savethehollywoodtheater@gmail.com to join us!

Keep the pressure on – HELP SAVE THE HOLLYWOOD!


About Surya

I teach and learn in Vancouver, BC.

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This entry was posted on November 24, 2013 by in Current Issues, Hollywood Theatre and tagged , .

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