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Save Hollywood Theatre group backs council move 0

By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver

Hollywood Theatre in Vancouver. (PHOTO SILMARA ALBI)

Hollywood Theatre in Vancouver. (PHOTO SILMARA ALBI)

A group dedicated to saving the Hollywood Theatre and preventing it from becoming a fitness centre, applauded Vancouver City Council’s decision to include the 35mm cinema in its newly approved Heritage Action Plan.

Mel Lehan of the Save the Hollywood Theatre group said the inclusion would provide additional heritage protection. These include increased demolition fees for pre-1940 houses and updating the list of what the city considers to be properties of historical or heritage value.

He said there were three groups interested in buying the West Broadway theatre and saving it, as the group awaits council’s final decision on the property in January.

 

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