Tickets cost 10 cents, with another nickel charged to sit in the balcony.( Tom Hawthorn---The Globe & Mail Dec 7 2010)
|The front Box office of the Hollywood Theatre|
My love for The Hollywood Theatre came in 1988 when my sister and my mother had moved from Kelowna to Vancouver(Point Grey).
I had come down two weeks earlier to paint the house, being at the house alone I ventured out and upon my half hour walk down Broadway street, there it was.
At the ticket booth was a solitary piece of paper nothing special just a piece of paper that had the movies and the show times.
Now what caught my eye were the prices(at the time)were $2.50 on Mondays, not knowing that it was for both films I left the theatre went back outside to the front booth and proceeded to pay again "Oh no sir" she said "The price is for both films" shocked and amazed I went back in to enjoy the 2nd film.
The concession stand amazed me as they had all the regular things you would find at any theatre, the difference? Nanimo Bars & Coffee?? are you serious they had other pastries and the like as well.The line up was long for the food and my bladder would not make it to the next feature....so
off to the washroom I went, well this was the only downfall but its a washroom right?what else you want from a washroom?
Richard and David Fairleigh, the Late owners of the Hollywood
I never met Richard however I did meet David weekly as I attended constantly.He was the doorman every night, always had a smile for his customers.
|The doors to the downstairs floor|
|This picture shows the great theatre seats and the balcony(where I always sat, right in the middle--at the front)|
|This is the view from the Balcony|
Do I recall the films I saw my first time there? no however I do remember some of the double showings I attended.
Young Guns would be the show at 7 pm and followed by Die Hard
Home Alone then Guilty by Suspicion
Cinema Paradiso will be the film to end off this weekend of films shown and what a great way to go out, that movie still touches my heart.
|David Fairleigh & his son Vince|