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Hollywood Theater - Gowanda (Official)
Architects: Leon H. Lempert, Jr.
Firms: Leon H. Lempert & Son
The Hollywood Theater was built on the site of the Opera House which had been destroyed by fire in October 1924 (it has its own page on Cinema Treasures) It opened on April 19, 1926 with a total seating capacity of 997: 700 in the orchestra and 297 in the balcony. It was equipped with a Wurlitzer 2 manual 6 ranks theatre organ.
The theater was closed in 1992. From 1997 work began on a $2.8 million renovation and restoration to turn turn the old vaudeville and movie palace into a performing arts center. It had reopened by September 2021.
The Hollywood Theater is listed on both the New York State and National Register of Historic Places.
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