HOLLYWOOD, CA — The Los Angeles Times has given the Cinerama Dome/Arclight Cinemas complex a passing grade in its latest architectural review.
According to the Times' Nicolai Ourousoff, the combination of the 1963-era Cinerama Dome and the modern Arclight complex “works on many levels” and is “crisp in its conception, with a refreshing lack of fussiness.” He concludes that “it reminds even the most disheartened critic that it is not impossible to make everyday architecture that works.”
(Thanks to Dennis Wilhelm for the review.)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The Promised Valley Playhouse is finally coming down next month. The former Orpheum Theatre opened in 1905 and is being torn down because of its advanced state of deterioration. The Salt Lake Tribune recently published a long article detailing the history of this soon-departed theater.