Hollywood Theater, ANA Hollywood Task Force, ANA HTF2 (2007-present)

Sale of Hollywood Approved

The Hollywood Theatre building is another step closer to being purchased by Andrew Volna. The City Council on May 9th authorized the sale of the building for $1.00 to Volna’s company, Out of the Past Redevelopment. Volna’s company received the building for that amount due to the extensive amount of redevelopment which needs to be done to make the building functional once again.

The City’s authorization of the sale approved the terms which Out of the Past Redevelopment must meet. Over the next 22 months Out of the Past Redevelopment must rehabilitate the exterior and façade, which includes the Hollywood sign and marquee, as well as rehabilitate the lobby, reconstruct the ticket booth and to preserve historic elements in the auditorium and inner lobby of the building.

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ANA 2013 Annual Meeting Preview

Annual Meeting

There are special plans for the annual meeting which will take place on Monday, October 7th at 7 pm. It will be held at the Coffee Shop NE (2852A Johnson St NE) once again, which we hope will become the site for future community meetings.

The coffee shop is donating drinks and Hazel's NE is providing desserts (which owner Adam describes as "delectable.") ANA thanks them both.

On the agenda:

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June 2013 Meeting Agenda

ANA’s next community meeting is Monday, June 3, 7pm, at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 1509 27th Av NE.

The Agenda includes:

  • State Senator Kari Dziedzic
  • State Representative Diane Loeffler
  • Hollywood Theater update
  • Colin Harris, Open Streets Minneapolis
  • Northeast Neighborhood Socials Project
  • Virginia Brophy Achman, Twin Cities in Motion

Hollywood Open House / Golden Hour Screening

Facade of Hollywood TheaterIn conjunction with Johnstock, on Saturday June 1, 2013, the Hollywood Theater will be opening its doors from 1pm to 5pm. Come on in and take a look around this amazing Historic Theater!

Man on bench - still from Golden Hour filmDuring the open house, we are proud to present a free public screening (at 2:30pm) of Golden Hour, a 17 minute Minnesota/Northeast Minneapolis-made film featuring scenes shot at the Hollywood.

Golden Hour won the Audience Choice award for best short Narrative at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival in April 2013!

The Directors, cast and crew members will be in attendance.


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ANA Community Meeting Minutes — September 10, 2012

Audubon Neighborhood Association
Community Meeting
September 10, 2012

Board Members Present: Nic Baker, Justin Kwong, Adam Sieve, Sean Koebele, Jeff Smyser, Craig Pederson and Kevin Kelly.

Absent: Melanie Birke and Candace Baker.

This meeting consisted of a community discussion on a potential redevelopment of the Hollywood Theatre.

Four presenters addressed community members: Miles Mercer, City of Minneapolis CPED staff, Minneapolis 1st Ward Council Member Kevin Reich, Andrew Volna of Noiseland Industries and Apiary, LLC. and Meghan Elliott of PVN.

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Hollywood Open House Sept 29th

From ANA President Nic Baker:

There will be a free open house of the Hollywood Theater on Saturday, September 29, from 2pm to 6pm. As you may have heard, a developer is seriously considering purchase of the theater for renovation, although many steps would have to take place before that becomes a reality. Anyway, the interior is definitely in bad shape, but maintains the glory of its earlier days. If you haven't done the tour, it is well worth the trip.

We need volunteers to staff the front door and interior. If you have an hour or so to spare during those times, please contact Miles Mercer, Senior Project Coordinator, at 612-673-5043.

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Meet a Prospective Hollywood Developer

On the agenda for our next ANA meeting is an introduction to a potential developer for the Hollywood Theater. Andrew Volna, a native Northeaster, is the head of real estate company Apiary LLC, and music company Noiseland Industries.

Andrew will profile his portfolio of real estate projects, talk about his ideas for reactivating the Hollywood Theater building, and listen to the community’s feedback on this potential development. Joining Andrew in the presentation will be his architectural and engineering advisor, Meghan Elliot of Preservation Design Works. Council Member Kevin Reich and City of Minneapolis staff will also be part of the discussion.

Please come join the conversation about the future of the Hollywood.

Monday, September 10th, 7pm, at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 1509 27th Ave. NE.  

All are welcome.

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Hollywood Theater is ready and waiting for the right owner to restore its lustre


© 2012 Mary Treacy. Published May 27, 2012 in Twin Cities Daily Planet, used with permission.

Ask any Northeaster of a certain age and you’ll hear a story—a first date, the lush décor, the classic movie featuring the glamorous stars of another day. Ask a 21st century newcomer and you’ll hear a story of a rundown eyesore covered with tattered placards.  Ask a preservationist and you’ll learn just why the Hollywood is an architectural treasure of historic import.  There are clear differences of memory—and opinion—surrounding the Hollywood Theater, 2815 Johnson Northeast in Minneapolis.

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