Leavenworth Performing Arts Center

501 Delaware Street,
Leavenworth, KS 66048

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MichaelKilgore on May 24, 2024 at 9:47 am

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.”

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on October 21, 2010 at 10:49 pm

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

ChicChas on January 17, 2010 at 4:02 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.

kencmcintyre on September 13, 2007 at 8:12 pm

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