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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 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 theatre organ.
The theater has been closed since 1992 and later 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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