Pacific 1-2-3

6433 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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HowardBHaas on January 16, 2011 at 4:55 pm

See the Introduction re how long some Cinerama films ran.

William- 2001 ran 80 weeks here? 103 weeks includes the Beverly Hills, too?

chspringer on January 16, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Don’t forget all the 3 strip Cinerama films which would also be considered roadshows. I don’t have dates or length of run, but some of them ran for over a year each.

William on January 16, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Well Pacific Theatres picked up the Stanley Warner chain in Southern California during the “2001” engagement around 1968.
The Hollywood Pacific has hosted many premieres. But their Road Show history has only one true high note the “2001” engagement.
The top seven 70MM Roadshow engagements.
“2001: A Space Odyssey” @ 103 weeks with m/over to Warner Beverly Hills., “Airport” @ 29 weeks, “The Hallelujah Trail” @ 26 weeks, “Circus World” @ 16 weeks, “Cinerama"s Russian Adventure” @ 13 weeks, “Is Paris Burning” @ 13 weeks and “Cinerama Mediterranean Holiday” @ 11 weeks.

bigjoe59 on January 16, 2011 at 2:56 pm

as i asked on the page for the Pantages and the Egyptian
during the Pacific’s many decades as a premiere first run
movie theater it must have hosted many roadshow films. is
it possible to find how exactly which films played the
Pacific on a roadshow policy?

BillCounter on December 13, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Thanks, Hollywood 90038 for all the great photos!

Zeke on October 17, 2010 at 4:15 pm

The Marr & Colton pipe organ console was buried in the orchestra pit under a concrete platform installed during the Cinerama era. The ATOE(S) referred to the organ as entombed like an Egyptian mummy. I think that the organ was removed sometime in the 70’s or maybe early 80’s.

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Bway on July 26, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Beautiful! Thanks so much!

monika on July 26, 2010 at 10:11 am

Hollywood90038, thank you for the interior photographs!

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Mike Rogers on July 20, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Great stories Jeremiah and William.

William on June 14, 2010 at 2:47 pm

The funny thing to add to the above story is I have the lighted hanging Aisle 2 sign from when she worked there at home.

Jeremiah on June 14, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Oh another thing I forgot – Carol was the usher for Aisle 2 when she got fired for trying to convince latecomers to wait a few minutes for a Hitchcock movie to end so they could see it from the beginning & mess up the ending for themselves. The couple complained to the manger because they wanted to sit down right then. When the Pacific closed years later, the people in charge had heard about the Hitchcock movie story and presented Carol with the original door to Aisle 2 which Carol had put up in her home as the door leading to her family room. Pretty cool story!!

Jeremiah on June 13, 2010 at 12:28 am

Carol Burnett said the uniforms looked like a cross beween Harum costumes and Bukingham Palace guard uniforms – Harem pants, short jackets with gold epulets on the shoulders and a fez looking hat. Mr Batton was the mgr at that time.

Jeremiah on June 13, 2010 at 12:21 am

In her current book, “This Time Together” Carol Burnett says she worked at the Warner Theater at Wilcox and Hollywood Blvd in the summer of 1951 when she was attending UCLA. She lived one block from the theater on Wilcox and Yucca. She earned 65 cents an hour at the Warner Theater!

Bway on June 10, 2010 at 9:41 am

Thanks for your post, it’s great to know the theater is in good hands.

jopie on June 8, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Hey, all! I love this thread. I’m the lead pastor at Ecclesia and we have just celebrated 3 years in this amazing movie house. We are in LOVE with it and have been working with the owners and prop managers for the last 12 months to slowly renovate rooms.
We would love to see it restored to its glory. Of course, we lack funding for that, but we have been in constant communication with the city and the Hollywood BID to care for it and improve the block.
We are also participating in the 50th anniversary of the Walk of Fame on July 25 and screening something from the 60’s in honor of it. Keep an eye out. Nothing “churchie”, just a screening of something that played here.
Please feel free to come anytime on a Sundayâ€"the only reason we discourage “tourists” is because of a mandate from the landlord and for potential disruption to our worship services. Other than, every single person is welcomeâ€"even without a donation =).

William on April 8, 2010 at 1:57 pm

It was fun working those Hollywood houses.

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CSWalczak on January 15, 2010 at 11:34 pm

I also love what is playing at three theaters mentioned right above the ad! Ah, the 1950s – we had it all then, Cinerama, 3D, Todd-AO, and great B&W sci-fi and horror movies.

kencmcintyre on January 15, 2010 at 10:12 pm

Here is an LA Times ad from September 1958:

socal09 on December 20, 2009 at 6:53 pm

The Pacific should be retrofitted into a 3D cinema.

William on November 19, 2009 at 10:24 am

The widescreen redo is from 1978.

chspringer on November 17, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Posting to create link.