Leavenworth Performing Arts Center

501 Delaware Street,
Leavenworth, KS 66048

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The River City Community Players (Official)

Additional Info

Previously operated by: Durwood Theatres Inc.

Architects: Robert O. Boller

Firms: Boller Brothers

Functions: Live Theater, Performing Arts

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Hollywood Theater

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 913.682.7557

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The Hollywood Theater, designed by Robert Boller was built in 1938. After closing as a movie theater on February 8, 1977, the building was donated to the city later in 1977. The Hollywood Theater was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.

Today, this theater is a performing arts center and is also home to the River City Community Players.

Contributed by Lost Memory

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

kencmcintyre on September 14, 2007 at 1:12 am

The Hollywood was part of the Durwood Theater chain in the early sixties, along with the Skylark Drive-In in Leavenworth.

ChicChas on January 17, 2010 at 9:02 pm

The interior still looks pretty much as it did in the 1960’s when I saw movies here as a kid. It was never modernized, so Art Deco details remain. The theater company has removed some of the front seats and built a thrust stage while also utilizing the shallow stage behind the proscenium. Palm Tree murals remain.

Balcony seating was closed for the production I saw. I’m not sure if they use it at all anymore.

Deco furnishings in the upstairs lounge area are replaced with shabby 1980’s sofas. Original concessions area is now used for box office. Original ticket booth has a tipsy mannequin on display.

Sadly missing is the original vertial neon sign. Blue and white neon marquise still looks great at night, though. Also on display is a very old projector previously used here.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on October 22, 2010 at 3:49 am

From 2010 a view of the Hollywood Theater Here and Here in Leavenworth.

MichaelKilgore on May 24, 2024 at 2:47 pm

From an article in the Leavenworth Times on Feb. 3, 1977, Crown Cinema Corp. closed the Hollywood on Feb. 8 that year and gave it to the City of Leavenworth “for staging plays and other events.”

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