Donations and Fundraisers
We will accept donation requests for tickets only
from 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit corporations and educational institutions.
All requests must be made in writing on your
organization's letterhead and include contact information, event information
and the expected attendance or the purpose for which the donation will be used
and the target amount of money you expect to raise. Emails cannot be considered, but you may fax
your request to us at (630)427-1883 or send it by regular mail to us at....
Hollywood Blvd Cinema
1001 West 75th Street
A current copy of your 501 (C) (3) not-for-profit
corporations certification letter must be attached with each and every request, followed by a receipt for the value of the donation.
Requests are honored and the number of admission
passes issued, (if any), are at our sole discretion. Donations are limited to admissions
only. We must pay studios for every seat
occupied regardless of whether we are paid for the admission or not. Passes must be redeemed in person at the box
office on the day of show only for actual tickets. Passes are generally issued for weekdays only
and depending on the nature of the event may be for discounted tickets and not
free tickets again at our discretion.
Seating is always on a first come, first served basis.
Religious Groups & Organization Outings
Hollywood hosts many events for school groups
and various social organizations which can be scheduled to meet your needs. Schools and certain groups typically schedule
private morning screenings before the facility opens for regular business but
this does require certain minimum group sizes and financial commitments. Smaller groups may prefer to purchase advance tickets and arrive early for special seating. We can run
a tab for food & beverage purchases which must be paid at the conclusion of
the event with cash or charge card. For
further details, check out our private
Hollywood frequently hosts great high profile
events with organizations seeking to raise money for a specific cause. Click on the private events page for details on how you can schedule your
fundraiser at Chicagoland's Best Movie Theater.
Borrowing Magic for Easter Seals
June 13, 2004
WOODRIDGE - Why not borrow some magic from a huge entertainment phenomenon to transform a charitable event and memorial into a golden opportunity to raise money? The idea made sense to Mark and Sally Goggin and Mike and Jo Davis of Glen Ellyn. So, since 2001, at the nudging of the Goggins, the couples have organized a showing of the latest Harry Potter films and forwarded contributions to Easter Seals DuPage. Matt Davis, son of Mike and Jo, was a patient at the Villa Park facility until his death in October 1999 at age 12.
The first year the families organized a showing of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" for friends, acquaintances and relatives and subtly sought donations to the Matt Davis Memorial Fund at Easter Seals. They collected about $7,000. The next year, a local showing of "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" raised about $15,000 for the fund.
This year the screening of "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" was moved to Hollywood Boulevard, A Cinema, Bar & Eatery in Woodridge and became quite a production. It included a silent auction, open bar, character look-alike contest and donations totaling $30,000. "I couldn't believe it," Jo Davis said. "It was fun. It was awesome." She dropped off the last of the checks on Thursday.
"I cannot say enough about their organization," Davis said. "There are times when you're just really down. They just have a nice way of pushing you."
Sweet Charity Dominates Local Oscar Night
February 13, 2007
WOODRIDGE - While
Hollywood rolled out the red carpet Sunday for world of film's glamorous,
charity supplanted celebrity Oscar night in the Chicago area. Hollywood
Blvd. Cinema in Woodridge hosted about 40 people who
braved the blustery weather support the Chicago
chapter of Variety the Children's Charity, which assists children with special
needs. Guests paid
$25 to watch the Oscar telecast on a movie screen, sip champagne and munch on
appetizers, all for a good cause.
Nieves, 31 of Chicago brought his
wife, sister and mother to the event. "If I'm going to pay the money, I'd
rather it be for charity," said Nieves, an associate producer for the "Judge
Mathis" television show. When you
know the money is going toward a good cause, "you can't go wrong," said Eva
Vanis, 39, a graphic artist from Aurora
who came with a girlfriend. The event
in Woodridge was among others throughout the area Sunday
night that offered people a reason to get off their couches, dress up a bit and
open their wallets for good causes.
competed in a silent auction, with proceeds also going to Variety. The
auction included such items as a "Dreamgirls" poster provided by the studio and
signed by Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson. The Chicagoan made an appearance at the
theater in November to speak to high-schoolers while screening "Dreamgirls."
had the Oscars, and Chicago had the
Oscar-inspired benefits, but that's likely where the parallels end. At Hollywood
Blvd., a red carpet for arriving guests didn't
last long-too many visitors were tracking in snow. "It
promptly got covered in white," explained Angelique
Brunsman, the cinema's marketing director. "So we brought it