Art-deco style Hollywood Theater seats up for sale

The theater seats of the Zigzag Art-Deco style Hollywood Theater in the Audubon Park neighborhood in Northeast Minneapolis are up for sale. As a way to raise funds to be used on improvements to the theater building, the City of Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development, in cooperation with the Audubon Neighborhood Association, is selling surplus seats from the Hollywood Theater. 

Orders for seats are being taken now. There are a limited number of seats available. Single seats are priced at $25, or $20 if purchasing more than one seat. Individual or connected seats (in sets of 2, 3, 4, or more) are available for purchase. The seats are being sold in "as-is" condition. Please note that the decorative seat end panels are not for sale.

To order seats, please e-mail miles.mercer@minneapolismn.gov and include your name, the number of seats required, configuration of seats (individual and/or connected), and phone number where you can be reached on Nov. 21. If e-mail is unavailable, place your order by phone at (612) 673-5043.

Seats will be available for pick-up on Saturday, November 21, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Hollywood Theater, 2815 Johnson Street NE. Seats must be paid for when picked-up. Cash and checks with matching ID are accepted. No credit cards accepted. Make checks payable to "City of Minneapolis". 

The Hollywood Theater operated as a movie theater from its opening in 1935 until it closed in 1987, standing vacant since then. In 1990, the Theater was designated a local historic landmark. In 1993, the City of Minneapolis purchased the building and pursued several attempts at redevelopment over the years that were unsuccessful.

Published Nov. 4, 2009