Hollywood Theatre

Project Info

Portland, Oregon
Study completed in 2007

The Hollywood Theatre is an important Portland landmark that gave the Hollywood neighborhood its name. Built as a vaudeville theater and movie house, it is one of a few remaining theaters of its type left in Oregon. Representative of a time in history when live entertainment was transitioning to movies, it featured events that ranged from fashion shows to theatrical performances, live music to organ-accompanied movies.

In September of 2007, Film Action Oregon (FAO) hired Hacker to develop a comprehensive strategy for the rehabilitation of the building. The goal of the study was to carefully examine the existing conditions of the theater and develop and prioritize improvements to the historic building that fit within the programmatic needs of FAO. FAO wishes to keep the tradition of live entertainment alive by bringing back use of the stage and upgrading the building and its systems so that it can continue to be a venue for film and live performance.