Carthay Circle to be rebuilt in Disney’s California Adventure

posted by Michael Zoldessy on October 18, 2007 at 4:45 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.

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HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on October 18, 2007 at 5:17 am

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 Angeles’ 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 Walt’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
http://www.studioscentral.com/column/why8.html

terrywade
terrywade on October 19, 2007 at 3:18 pm

Hope they put in a large curved Todd-AO type curved screen like the Carthay had at the end.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on October 19, 2007 at 3:39 pm

Terry,
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.

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