Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood

6360 Sunset Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood

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terrywade on April 23, 2021 at 2:10 am

Nice photo of the bright old gold look inside. Pacific put in dark blue curtains many years ago with blue lights. The last few years they let the bulbs go out over the curved screen and many never got replaced. It was so dark when you came into the Dome you could not find your reserved seat number most of the time. They probably new the place was going to close.

curmudgeon on April 26, 2021 at 9:46 am

terrywade, thanks for your honest perspective on this famous venue. I recall being rather disappointed when I travelled from Australia to once again experience 3 strip Cinerama for How The West Was Won in 2007. While certainly impressive, the lack of a true vertical strip screen for 3 strip did result in some very serious cross shadowing and emphasis on the “joins”. I also remember at how so much re-lamping in the auditorium had been ignored for such an important season that attracted international attention. In recent years, with the growth of digital presentation, I’ve been astounded at the number of complaints on this post regarding the distortion of digital projection on the deeply curved screen at the Dome. Like many, I would hate to see the closure of this iconic building, but given the closure and demolition of much grander cinemas world-wide, I wonder if this structure is being viewed through many rose-coloured glasses.

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