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Vintage Hollywood Theater Photos

Vintage Hollywood Theater Photographs

For years, Hollywood has some of the most gorgeous, lavish and ornate theaters in the world.  Even today, four of them are considered the most beautiful palace type theaters ever built. Hundreds of vintage Hollywood theater photos are on the hollywoodphotographs.com website.

Vintage photo of the Hollywood Theater

Hollywood Theater

The first movie theater in Hollywood was the Idyl Hour Theater.  Established in either 1910 or 1911, it was located at 6525 Hollywood Boulevard. During its first year, the small theater was little more than a converted store with chairs, a projector and a screen. The...

Vintage photos of Hollywood Theaters

Vintage Photos of Hollywood Theaters

The largest collection of Hollywood Theaters is on the hollywoodphotographs.com website.  There are more than 1000 vintage photos, covering over fifty old theaters.

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Hollywood’s First Theater

From the invention of movies in 1895, it took 15 years for movies to reach rural Hollywood. This distinction of being the first movie theater in Hollywood goes to the Idyl Hour Theater, located at 6525 Hollywood Blvd. . Established in either late 1910 or early 1911, the theater was nothing more than a converted store with chairs, a projector, and a screen. The small theater changed its name, in 1913, to the Iris theater and...

Hollywood Palace Theater Photos

Hollywood Palace Theater Photos

Some of the finest Hollywood theater photos are on the hollywoodphotographs.com web site. There are more than two hundred images of these fine Theaters. Palace theaters are those type of movie theaters that were very large and extremely ornate.  The first movie theaters were simply storefronts where chairs were placed in front of a table and projector and the image projected onto a white sheet. As movie began to become popular, more elaborate facilities were constructed.  By 1915, movie theaters were very much like they are today, where the projector was enclosed in a small room behind the audience’s seats. The first theater in Hollywood was the Iris Theater, on Hollywood Boulevard. This was followed by the Hollywood Theater, which was built in 1915.

As time went on and as movies were in great demand, larger theaters were built. By the mid-1920s, large and very ornate theaters were beginning to be constructed. ...

Hollywood's First Theaters

Hollywood’s First Theater

The first theater to grace Hollywood was the Idyl Hour theater.  Located at 6526 Hollywood Blvd., it opened in late 1910 or early 1911. During the first year the theater was little more than a converted store with chairs, a projector and a screen.  The Idyl Hour, whose name was changed to the Iris Theater in 1913, moved to 6415 Hollywood Blvd. In 1914, and to a new 1000 seat theater at 6508 Hollywood Blvd. in 1918.

 

 

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Hollywood Theater

The second theater was appropriately, the ...