Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood

6360 Sunset Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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JRandell
JRandell on April 12, 2008 at 5:51 pm

There’s always the two largest Arclight houses, which I actually tend to prefer to Grauman’s most of the time. Much shorter throw to the screen (and not nearly as many annoying customers).

KramSacul
KramSacul on April 12, 2008 at 5:29 pm

The Dome will be getting Iron Man AND Indy 4? That’s pretty disappointing as I was looking forward to seeing them at Grauman’s where there’s actually light on the screeen.

JSA
JSA on April 11, 2008 at 6:47 pm

Bill: I don’t think that there was any argument at all between Lucas and Spielberg relative to film vs. digital, at least concerning Indy 4. Spielberg chose film for creative reasons, to evoke the same look and feel as the previous pictures. And in addition to film, “traditional” (i.e. non-CGI) special effects and stunts were used as much as possible. It seems to me that Lucas would embrace that approach as well, regardless of his interest in digital formats.

JSA

JRandell
JRandell on April 11, 2008 at 2:54 pm

Iron Man has been confirmed for Arclight.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on April 11, 2008 at 11:28 am

I wonder if there were any big arguments between Lucas and Spielberg over digital projection? They’re on completely opposite ends of the spectrum on that issue.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on April 11, 2008 at 11:04 am

Looks like that was just a RUMOR as of February 2008:

http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=19949

Got another question for you Rizzo: Are y'all getting “Iron Man” at the Dome? I’m asking because I run a (almost) 600 member film club in town that gets together every week to catch the latest flicks all over SoCal. Our group is planning to catch “Iron Man” on opening night. I ASSUMED Grauman’s would be showing it…but after the Indy 4 news, I’m wondering if it’ll be at Arclight Hollywood/The Dome instead.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on April 11, 2008 at 10:52 am

I thought Spielberg already announced that there would be no digital prints AT ALL for Indy 4. Let me do the research…

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on April 11, 2008 at 5:47 am

Thanks, Rizzo. It’s a comforting feeling to know that someone who cares about Cinerama as much as you do is on the case!

JRandell
JRandell on April 11, 2008 at 3:05 am

Sigh….all that build up for something I’ve known for months (and I thought others knew). I was hoping 70mm news.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on April 10, 2008 at 11:43 am

I’ve only seen one movie at the Chinese, “School of Rock”, which doesn’t show the theater and screen off to its very best advantage, but I’d say the Dome has the better screen between the two. It’s that curve – some people say it’s a liability but I think it’s amazing. It’s the best place to show “Indiana Jones”.

Flix70
Flix70 on April 10, 2008 at 11:16 am

Indy IV really shouldn’t be a shocker since Lucasfilm’s Revenge of the Sith bypassed the Chinese and opened at the Dome in 2005.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on April 10, 2008 at 10:13 am

OK thanks, Chris. Maybe there’ll be a reason to make a trip to the Dome for Cinerama in 2009.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on April 10, 2008 at 9:57 am

I wanted to give Rizzo the chance to respond but since he hasn’t yet…

According to him, in a comment thread regarding “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” in the News section, Arclight/The Dome’s booked it. It’s a shocker to me because I was certain that Grauman’s Chinese would get it.

Told y'all the news wasn’t THAT big…

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on April 10, 2008 at 9:21 am

Earlier post by Rizzo:

I don’t know of any Arclight sponsored 70mm events coming up, but we are working with AFI in getting more of their 100s in 70mm especially after the huge success of 2001.
posted by Rizzo on Feb 12, 2008 at 9:35pm

Is it something to do with this?

Giles
Giles on April 10, 2008 at 8:19 am

well … ?!? don’t leave us hanging here ???

markinthedark
markinthedark on April 9, 2008 at 5:03 pm

is it something about Indy 4?

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on April 9, 2008 at 4:58 pm

Naah…not THAT big…

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on April 9, 2008 at 4:29 pm

Must be 3-strip Cinerama, right? Can my budget bear two trips from NJ to the Dome in one year? …

JSA
JSA on April 9, 2008 at 4:00 pm

News!? What news?

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on April 9, 2008 at 3:36 pm

I guess Rizzo hasn’t been here to share THE BIG NEWS yet…

Jon Lidolt
Jon Lidolt on April 6, 2008 at 12:28 pm

Love the recent photo of the dome, but surely they could program something that would take advantage of the huge curved screen. A booking of Run Fat Boy Run is just a big waste of this unique resource.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on March 19, 2008 at 6:19 am

A very sad day for science fiction fans everywhere. Rest in peace, Sir Arthur, and thank you for “2001”.

JSA
JSA on March 18, 2008 at 10:27 pm

Science Fiction Giant Arthur C. Clarke, author of “2001: A Space Odyssey” and co-writer of the screenplay for the film, passed away today.

JSA

Coate
Coate on March 18, 2008 at 1:46 am

Part IV: The ArcLight Era (continued)

02.13.2004 … 50 FIRST DATES (2 weeks, SDDS)
02.25.2004 … THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST (3 weeks, Dolby Digital)
03.19.2004 … DAWN OF THE DEAD (2 weeks, Dolby Digital)
04.02.2004 … WALKING TALL (2 weeks, Dolby Digital)
04.16.2004 … KILL BILL VOL. 2 (3 weeks, Dolby Digital)
05.07.2004 … VAN HELSING (2 weeks, Dolby Digital)
05.19.2004 … SHREK 2 (4 weeks, Dolby Digital)
06.18.2004 … THE TERMINAL (2 weeks, Dolby Digital)
06.30.2004 … SPIDER-MAN 2 (3 weeks, SDDS-8)
07.23.2004 … THE BOURNE SUPREMACY (2 weeks, Dolby Digital)
08.06.2004 … COLLATERAL (4 weeks, Dolby Digital)
09.03.2004 … HERO (MO, 3 weeks, Dolby Digital)
09.24.2004 … THE FORGOTTEN (1 week, SDDS)
10.01.2004 … SHARK TALE (3 weeks, Dolby Digital)
10.22.2004 … THE GRUDGE (1 week, SDDS)
10.29.2004 … RAY (2 weeks, Dolby Digital)
11.10.2004 … THE POLAR EXPRESS (2 weeks, Dolby Digital)
11.24.2004 … ALEXANDER (1 week, Dolby Digital)
12.03.2004 … HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS (3 weeks, Dolby Digital)
12.22.2004 … THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (4 weeks, Dolby Digital)

01.19.2005 … ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 (1 week, Dolby Digital)
01.28.2005 … HIDE AND SEEK (2 weeks, Dolby Digital)
02.11.2005 … HITCH (3 weeks, SDDS)
03.04.2005 … THE JACKET (1 week, Dolby Digital)
03.11.2005 … THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST (RE, “Recut,” 1 week, Dolby Digital)
03.18.2005 … THE RING TWO (2 weeks, Dolby Digital)
04.01.2005 … SIN CITY (2 weeks, Dolby Digital)
04.15.2005 … THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (2 weeks, Dolby Digital)
04.29.2005 … THE INTERPRETER (MO, 1 week, Dolby Digital)
05.06.2005 … HOUSE OF WAX (1 week, Dolby Digital)
05.13.2005 … UNLEASHED (1 week, Dolby Digital)
05.19.2005 … STAR WARS: EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH (7 weeks, DLP)
07.08.2005 … FANTASTIC FOUR (2 weeks, Dolby Digital)
07.22.2005 … THE ISLAND (3 weeks, Dolby Digital)
08.12.2005 … THE SKELETON KEY (1 week, Dolby Digital)
08.19.2005 … THE 40 YEAR-OLD VIRGIN (1 week, Dolby Digital)
08.26.2005 … THE BROTHERS GRIMM (2 weeks, Dolby Digital)
09.09.2005 … THE 40 YEAR-OLD VIRGIN (RE/MO, 1 week, Dolby Digital)
09.16.2005 … JUST LIKE HEAVEN (1 week, Dolby Digital)
09.23.2005 … FLIGHTPLAN (2 weeks, Dolby Digital)
10.07.2005 … WALLACE & GROMIT: THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT (3 weeks, Dolby Digital)
10.28.2005 … HOW THE WEST WAS WON (RE, 1 week, Cinerama)
11.04.2005 … SAW II (MO, 1 week, Dolby Digital)
11.11.2005 … ZATHURA (2 weeks, SDDS-8)
11.23.2005 … RENT (3 weeks, SDDS)
12.14.2005 … KING KONG (5 weeks, Dolby Digital)

Flix70
Flix70 on March 11, 2008 at 4:21 pm

Prior to its renovation in 2000, the Dome had many widescreen festivals( See Michael Coate’s comments earlier this year). Why they can’t plan new ones is anyone’s guess. I know Pacific likes to use the Dome for the week’s major releases, but committing a week or even a few weekends a year for classic screenings wouldn’t kill them. They do have 11 other screens to work with. Schedule them in mid-winter or early fall when new studio programming is light. They didn’t seem to have a problem when it was just the Dome by itself.