A classic revival is coming soon to Portland’s historic Hollywood Theatre. No, it’s not a silent film or a cult favorite; it’s a new marquee similar in design to the theatre’s original one from 1926.
The idea behind the “historic marquee revival” is to honor the Hollywood Theatre’s past while setting the stage for the future. The new neon, illuminated sign will be a sequel to other improvements and features that have recently appeared at the Hollywood. New auditorium seats and a new main screen and sound system were recently installed. The new marquee, already designed, will be a bright beacon that will bring more people to our community and benefit us all.
To design, fabricate and install the new marquee, the Theatre has begun a “Historic Marquee Revival” fundraising campaign. The goal is to raise $136,000 from individuals, businesses, foundations and corporate donors. (The Meyer Memorial Trust has already pledged $25,000!)