Pacific 1-2-3

6433 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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HarryLime
HarryLime on October 23, 2003 at 11:30 pm

Hey, Knat – before the board ate your comment, it was:
“Knatcal > May 10, 2003 4:40 PM EDT
In 1980, I saw "Moonraker” in one of the converted balcony theatres. The pitch of the theatre was steep. It was not a great place to see a movie. In the mid-1990s, I returned to the theatre to see some Sam Neil and Elle MacPherson movie I don’t remember just to see the theatre again. This was right before the theatre’s closing. The balcony conversion theatres had alreay been closed. I still remember the grandeur of the downstairs restrooms and lounge area and the lobby. Let’s hope that the Schubert Organiztion does revitalize this venue as it is definately worth perserving."

Knatcal
Knatcal on October 23, 2003 at 11:19 pm

In 1979 I saw “Moonracker” here in one of the converted balconies. I remember the pich of the seats toward the screen was drastic. I returned in 1994 to see “Sirens” just before the theater closed. Even as a child in 1979, and especially as an adult in 1994, I noticed the opulence of the downstairs restrooms that harkened to an older era in Hollywood.

William
William on August 23, 2002 at 2:07 am

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

CinemAFuchs
CinemAFuchs on July 2, 2002 at 5:30 pm

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

BHousos
BHousos on March 2, 2002 at 5:50 am

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
MichaelDequina on November 7, 2001 at 9:49 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
SamSchad on October 16, 2001 at 9:53 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
William on October 4, 2001 at 7:59 pm

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
William on June 4, 2001 at 11:34 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.