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Fire Damages Marquee And Box Office At Hollywood



He was hoping to have an old movie theater open again for a New Year’s party…

But Phil Addis says a fire last night at the Hollywood Theater is a setback to the original schedule for renovating the building. Firefighters discovered an apparent electrical fire in the marquee area of the Hollywood, and it spread to the box office.


The Hollywood was built in the 1930’s, and has been closed for a few years. Addis says the box office and the theater roof will have to be repaired before the building renovation gets into high gear.


A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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