Pacific 1-2-3

6433 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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William on August 22, 2002 at 6:07 pm

Two other successful engagements were “This is Cinerama” in 1952 and “2001” in 1969.

CinemAFuchs on July 2, 2002 at 9:30 am

The downstairs auditorium now holds the Entertainment Technology Center, a highly respected testing ground for the upcoming (?) digital projection revolution.

BHousos on March 1, 2002 at 9:50 pm

Somehow, architect G. Albert Lansburgh combined Renaissance, Rococo, Moorish, and Art Deco ornamentation to produce a very effective piece of architecture. 0pened on April 26,1928.

MichaelDequina on November 7, 2001 at 1:49 am

For this year’s film festival, the AFI is using the Pacific for a few screenings, including the big centerpiece gala which took place on the 5th. According to a flyer distributed in the lobby, the two upstairs screens have been deemed unsafe for use since the 1994 Northridge quake.

SamSchad on October 16, 2001 at 1:53 pm

The Shubert Group is considering taking the old Warners/Pacific and turning it into a stage house to replace their Shubert Theatre in Century City which will be closing soon. Otherwise they won’t have a home in Los Angeles for their traveling Broadway shows. This would be a great venue!

William on October 4, 2001 at 11:59 am

If you stand across the street from the theatre and look up at the towers above. Look behind the sign that spells out P A C I F I C, you will see the backs of one of the old signs for the theatre W A R N E R S . In the mid 50’s they added in neon the word C I N E R A M A . This theatre was Cinerama Theatre #3, in the conversion to Cinerama the theatre organ in the pit, was covered up by a concrete slab. When you go back stage you can see how they cut a large curve to fit the curved Cinerama screen. Other than the Pantages down the street, this is the next best lobby in Hollywood. That is the second marquee for this theatre. This marquee goes back to around late 1939. The Hollywood Pacific was tri-plexed early in 1978, the last film to play the theatre as a single screen was “The Gauntlet” in late December 1977. In the main house, everything was covered by curtains. The Pacific also had a screening room in the building. This theatre has been closed since the mid 90’s. But it is currently being used as a site for testing digital projection.

William on June 4, 2001 at 3:34 pm

Theatre opened around 1926, as Warner Bros. Hollywood, Later it became Warner Cinerama. (Before the Cinerama Dome on Sunset Blvd.). Before it closed, It was called “The Hollywood Pacific” tri-plex. The main theatre was about 1200 seats and upstairs the twin were about 500 seats each. The main house & #3 could run 70mm. I was one of the last projectionists for that theatre before it closed.