Dormont’s Hollywood Theater awarded major state grant

Grant will help with ADA accessibility projects at historic theater

DORMONT, Jan. 17 – Dormont’s historic Hollywood Theater has been awarded a $260,000 state grant, state Rep. Dan Miller, D-Allegheny, announced today.

The grant, awarded through the commonwealth’s Gaming Economic Development Tourism Fund (GEDTF), will enable the nearly 100-year-old theater to add accessibility features including a wheelchair lift; wheelchair and companion seating; closed captioning and hearing-impaired devices; a projector; and other renovations to the theater.

“Dormont’s Hollywood Theater is an important community asset, and I was pleased to see them awarded this major grant that will help them move forward with these projects,” Miller said. “I want to thank state Sen. Wayne Fontana for supporting this project and congratulate all of the people who worked to make this possible.”

The GEDTF program was established by the legislature in 2004 and is overseen by the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County and the state Commonwealth Financing Authority. The grants provide financial assistance to entities to facilitate economic development projects in Allegheny County. More information is available here:


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