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Cinerama Theatre


Photo from the Scott Neff collection
Arclight Cinemas
6360 W Sunset Blvd
Hollywood (Los Angeles) CA 90028
(323) 466-3401

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Record #2115  
 Opened: 1963
Capacity: 937 seats
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 Also Known As: Cinerama Dome
 Previously operated by: RKO-Stanley Warner Theatres, Pacific Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by David Stambaugh & Ken Roe.

The Cinerama Dome opened in 1963 after just 16 weeks of construction. The first film to play the dome was the 70mm Cinerama presentation of It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

A renovation in 2002 saw the hexagons in the geodesic dome restored and the 126-degree deep-curve Cinerama screen replaced to its original size and shape. Much to the disappointment of Cinerama fans and historians across the U.S., the 32-foot by 86-foot screen is now a single sheet screen, not the louvered screen designed for Cinerama. However, the three Cinerama projection rooms have been retained and the theater will finally be equipped to play 3-strip Cinerama productions, the original design of the Cinerama format.

The first time that real 3-strip Cinerama was shown in the theatre was on 4th October 2002 when a brand new print of This Is Cinerama was screened.

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September 2004 photos from the Rex Poblete collection.


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2002 photos from the David Stambaugh collection.


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2002 photos from the Mark Ogden collection.


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Last featured 6/12/2005. Last edited 3/17/2010.

 
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