The Church at the Hollywood will host screenings of Back to the Future next month to help raise funds for the restoration of the 1930s-era movie house they currently occupy on West Broadway.
The Hollywood made Heritage Vancouver’s Top 10 List of Endangered Sites this year and it’s one of the last remaining movie houses in the city. After falling into disrepair and closing in 2011, two local churches took over the space in 2012 and have been slowly bringing the theatre back to its former glory.
“Not everybody agrees with having a church here, but the overall feeling is that everyone loves this building and recognizes the heritage of it,” said [Sarah] Kift. “We feel we are able to steward that, for at least as long as we can.” [Source: Metro News Vancouver]
Leading the charge to revitalize the theatre, the Church at the Hollywood is hoping to raise $20,000 so they can repaint the facade and repair the iconic neon “Hollywood” sign. This is all a part of their “Love the Hollywood” campaign.
Back to the Future in events will be held on Friday, August 2, 2013 and Saturday, August 3, 2013 and will feature a costume contest, live music, a real Delorean, and more. The film will be screened in 35mm format. Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the door for multiple screening times during those two days.
Hopefully by the time Back to the Future II‘s future date of October 21, 2015 rolls around, the Hollywood will be restored and revitalized thanks to these efforts.