Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood

6360 Sunset Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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RobertAlex
RobertAlex on December 18, 2015 at 9:55 am

Giles that is funny. That has to be a mistake when they say 65 foot screen. If they use the full height of the screen they should be able to fill at least 75 feet of the 86 feet of screen they have if my math is correct. Every time I go to the dome it is such a disappointment ever since they installed digital. I am hoping someone will report back after they have gone.

Giles
Giles on December 18, 2015 at 8:33 am

that extra 21 feet was supposed to be for ‘Hateful 8’ [sarcasm face]

RobertAlex
RobertAlex on December 18, 2015 at 8:13 am

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/behind-screen/arclight-s-cinerama-dome-debuts-850072

I emailed them asking about the screen and got a canned response not telling me anything. Then I read the article above which is quite troublesome. It says

“Just in time for the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, ArcLight Cinemas’ Cinerama Dome in Hollywood has installed its dazzling new Christie 6P dual-head laser projection system and Dolby 3D color separation technology.

With a 65-foot curved screen, The Dome — which opened in 1963 for three-strip Cinerama films — now offers a cutting-edge digital projection system that represents an investment of “several hundreds of thousands of dollars,” according to Joe Miraglia, director of design, construction and facilities at ArcLight."

65 foot screen?!? What the heck happened to the other 21 feet?

Giles
Giles on December 18, 2015 at 7:40 am

does the new projector properly fill the whole screen – curve and all?

Giles
Giles on December 17, 2015 at 10:30 am

oh you’re welcome Flix70. ‘Django’ is almost but not quite three hours, two hours and 45 minutes to exact

Jamie was in last year’s “Annie” (and “Dreamgirls” oh and “The Amazing Spider-Man”)– where have you been?

it’s on my bucklist to see a 70mm feature here.

question: does the screen for 2.76 features expand horizontally?

Flix70
Flix70 on December 17, 2015 at 8:48 am

Giles: Thanks for helping make my point that “three-hour westerns” can bring out the masses. Those are pretty good numbers. Sure Leo helped, but Jamie Foxx? The guy hadn’t done a thing since “Ray”…in 2004. Oh, maybe you were thinking of “Stealth?” I forgot to ask: Have you ever actually seen a 70mm film at the Cinerama Dome? It’s quite an experience, one that would make you wish Hateful 8 would screen there.

Giles
Giles on December 16, 2015 at 2:47 pm

silver – there are at least three online stories (National SunTimes, Variety, Slash) regarding the news that Arclight installed the dual-head Christie 6P laser system on the Dome – but it’s odd that Arclight didn’t release an official press release story regarding this – maybe they have, but I’m not having luck finding anything online reporting this.

Giles
Giles on December 16, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Flix70: $162,805,434 domestically to be exact. $30,122,888 (opening weekend). Mid January was the release of the movie internationally. It also had the big name draw of Leonardo DeCaprio and Jamie Foxx

silver
silver on December 16, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Hold on—–

Who removed the posting regarding Arclight’s new 3D laser system?? And why??

Yesterday evening there was a quite long comment that IIRC was basically reprinting a long detailed Arclight press release about a new 3D laser projector being installed for the upcoming Star Wars The Force Awakens (supposedly 2 or 3 times brighter).

It was late so I only skimmed it, and was going to read it in full today. But now that comment is completely gone… Why?

Flix70
Flix70 on December 16, 2015 at 12:49 pm

Apparently your unfamiliar with another “three-hour western” called Django Unchained that grossed $425 million a few years back. Granted it’s no Star Wars, but the masses still came out for it. There’s no reason to believe Hateful 8 couldn’t have moved into the Dome on Christmas and played to a packed house for its entire two-week Road Show run, especially with Star Wars playing at the nearby El Capitan and Chinese Theatre.

Giles
Giles on December 16, 2015 at 11:43 am

and yet ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ comes out first … wah-wah cry me a river Tarantino. It’s down to the buck and what brings in the masses (a three-hour western?), regardless of who’s the director.

Flix70
Flix70 on December 16, 2015 at 11:24 am

Entertainment Weekly is reporting this morning that Tarantino told EW’s Dalton Ross in a SiriusXM interview that Hateful 8 was scheduled to play on the Dome screen starting Christmas Day but Disney made Arclight “break” their commitment so Star Wars could screen throughout the holiday season. And if they didn’t comply, Disney would pull SW from “all the Arclight theaters.”

Giles
Giles on December 16, 2015 at 8:50 am

now I hope they can install a laser system over at Arclight’s Bethesda theater – they are having difficulties with the 3D system on it’s “widescreen” screen. [damn it!]

RobertAlex
RobertAlex on December 16, 2015 at 8:00 am

Great news about the laser projection. I hope this solves The masking issue and they finally use most of that glorious screen!

Flix70
Flix70 on December 15, 2015 at 9:52 am

Tickets now up for Hateful 8 in 70mm @ Arclight Hollywood starting Christmas Day. As Cliffs reported earlier, no Dome screening, it’s in one of the smaller auditoriums. Five shows daily: 8:30 AM, 12:15, 4, 7:45 & 11:30.

Cliffs
Cliffs on December 6, 2015 at 7:13 pm

Christmas day shows for Star Wars now on sale in the Dome. So there’s your confirmation that there will be, in fact, no Hateful Eight 70mm in the Dome. At least not until mid January.

Flix70
Flix70 on November 23, 2015 at 11:32 am

My point, HowardBHaas, was that they maybe should have picked another theater to hold the advance screening, a venue where they could have used one of their restored projectors, avoid embarrassing pre-release issues like they had at the Village East.

RogerA
RogerA on November 23, 2015 at 10:51 am

I spoke to management at The Arclight and nothing is locked down and they are still in negotiations regarding The Hateful Eight.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on November 23, 2015 at 10:11 am

NYC’s Village East showed Interstellar in 70mm, so since they have their own 70mm projectors, there would be no reason to install projectors meant for theaters that don’t have them.

Flix70
Flix70 on November 23, 2015 at 9:15 am

I see they already had a 70mm projector break at an advance screening in NY last Thursday (Village East Cinema). Weinstein Co. claims it was the theater owner’s projector, not one of the 100 they restored. Took ‘em an hour to fix it. Kind of odd to hold an advance screening and NOT USE one of the projectors you just had restored.

RogerA
RogerA on November 20, 2015 at 10:51 pm

but the Shrine is not available as it has a band booked new years eve

RogerA
RogerA on November 20, 2015 at 9:39 pm

The Shrine is the largest theater in this country! It is bigger than Radio City!

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/27701

RogerA
RogerA on November 20, 2015 at 9:32 pm

Yes the Warner would work in theory but they would never get the permits in time. They might as well just use the Shrine it has full concessions and can serve alcohol. It is a real theater. It would cost less to set up the Shrine and run it there then it would to refurbish the Warner. Besides The Shrine is huge they could hang a 90 or 100 foot screen in front of the proscenium or have a huge curved screen on stage. They are rigged to do that.

The Microsoft and the Dolby get outfitted for premiers and short movie runs on a regular basis. A screen and sound system is brought in installed and projectors are brought in just for a one off show. A new Dolby system was just installed in the Dolby just to run movies. Of course the stage at those venues is not as large as the Shrine but still better than any AMC theater.

I would put a huge screen in the Shrine drop in a couple of AAII Todd-AO projectors and run it there. That would be a road show presentation. It is right next to USC and close to the Metro and a grand old theater.

Cliffs
Cliffs on November 20, 2015 at 9:01 pm

And the Village is showing Star Wars, so… same problem. Honestly, the Weinsteins should just move up H8 2 weeks to get out ahead of Star Wars. But instead it’s the perfect storm of the theaters most capable of playing H8 also being the ones most capable of playing Star Wars the best. The fact that the Weinsteins STILL haven’t released the theater list of 70mm engagements is telling in how hard it’s been locking down theaters less than a week after Episode VII.

It’s probably too late now, but I wonder what would have to be done to the Pacific 1-2-3 (Warner) on Hollywood Blvd to make it a temporary roadshow house for 4-6 weeks. I’m sure it’d be extremely pricey, but it’d be worth it.

RogerA
RogerA on November 20, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Well I wont go to an AMC theater to see a cropped picture bad sound and out of focus picture on a postage stamp screen. At those AMC theaters some usher who has never handled film will thread it push the start button and walk away. There will be more than one botched show.

The only auditorium at the Arclight with a 70mm projector (yes just one 70mm and it isnt even a good one) is the Dome. They had to rent a projector for The Master to run in one of the smaller houses.

The New Beverly is a grind house not a roadshow theater.

If they were serious about running roadshow they would run in a real theater with a large screen like The Shrine.

The Village in Westwood still has 70mm projectors so that is a possibility. Of course those projectors have not been used for years.

This isn’t a road show its sounding more like an abortion If it was really a road show they would put in a real theater and run it reel to reel but I guess those days are gone forever.