Carthay Circle to be rebuilt in Disney’s California Adventure
posted by Michael Zoldessy on October 18, 2007 at 7:45 am
ANAHEIM, CA — In a move to revamp their theme park, California Adventure, Disney is including a replica of the Carthay Circle Theatre.
Read more at L.A. Observed.
The link to the theater website doesn’t work.
Below is from the Oct 17, 2007 press release. Notice is says “inspired by” NOT a replica movie palace, and that it will house an “interactive tribute.”
“ This new facility, which was inspired by Los Angelesâ€™ historic Carthay Circle Theatre that premiered Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, will house a next generation Walt Disney Story featuring an interactive tribute to Waltâ€™s California experiences, and his entertainment legacy that continues world-wide today.”
on a separate note, here'a link to the retail store that’s a replica already
Hope they put in a large curved Todd-AO type curved screen like the Carthay had at the end.
The press release that I linked above indicates that this is NO replica. “inspired by” doesn’t mean a Replica. The summaries provided by the news services just aren’t accurate.
So it likely isn’t a moviehouse interior. I don’t know what they need for an “interactive tribute” but ornate lobbies and auditorium may not get rebuilt.
If an “interactive tribute” means a movie screen, then it could be large, but I’m not sure they even mean a movie screen.