Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood

6360 Sunset Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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haineshisway on May 19, 2008 at 12:54 am

I have no anger. My comment was directed at a post I don’t consider trivial at all – some guy saying something that I consider completely ignorant and typical of what goes on in the world today.

I have no love for much of anything the Arclight does these days.

Damon Packard
Damon Packard on May 19, 2008 at 12:51 am

Instead of directing your anger at some trivial post, you should direct it at the fact that the Arclight doesn’t advertise what’s specifically playing in the Dome ! That would make much more sense, oh and at that silly assigned seating business!

haineshisway on May 19, 2008 at 12:47 am

Wasn’t talking about sound, and wasn’t referring to your post, obviously. A simple scroll upwards to kram sacul’s post will show you what I WAS referring to. Why you would think I was referring to your post when you hadn’t said the line I quoted is anyone’s guess. :)

Damon Packard
Damon Packard on May 19, 2008 at 12:38 am

who said that? it wasn’t me, what post are you referring to?
Btw, just about all the screens have excellent sound and good picture, and as a sound designer/mixer i can tell you the best equipped screens at this theatre have the best sound i’ve heard anywhere, at least since the old days at the Plitt in Century City with their Klipsch speaker system

haineshisway on May 19, 2008 at 12:29 am

I just don’t know what to do with a comment like “I dreaded seeing it on film.” It just makes me want to vomit on the ground, and perhaps the poster who said it will some day realize how inane that statement is.

Damon Packard
Damon Packard on May 19, 2008 at 12:25 am

One question I’d really like to know is…why doesn’t the Arclight advertise what’s playing specifically in the dome opposed to bunching all the show-times together? Now, as far as multiplexes go I like the arclight, and I can live with the fact the the old beloved cineramadome (with it’s more attractive marquee and sign display in the old days when the entrance was in the front, like the Chinese,..which naturally made more sense) became the pricey Arclight, that’s life. But the two things that really bother me are; the assigned seating, which just doesn’t work far as i’m concerned, they should have eliminated that long ago, and bunching the showtimes together with no idea what’s playing in what theater.

DonSolosan on May 17, 2008 at 9:07 pm

Lakeman, there is no entry for the OS Cinerama in Osaka. Maybe you could make one?

lakeman on May 17, 2008 at 6:15 pm

Currently, I am visiting LA after 7 years of absence. (I am from Japan, and I used to live here for 11 years.) I just saw ‘Iron Man" at the Dome, and I am very happy to know that the the theater is back with much better pic & sound quality. (When I left L.A., the Dome was still in renovation.) I live in a city called Osaka in Japan, and we used have a Cinerama theater called OS Cinerama. It was actually a sister theater to Cinerama Dome, and the interior was exactly same. Everytime I visit the Dome, it reminds me of the days I enjoyed many of 70mm films at OS Cinerama. I am really glad that Cinerama Dome still exists and gives us the most ideal presentation of the movies. By the way, I have tried to get a ticket for the very first show of Indy 4 online, however the the particular show had been sold-out instantly. But when I bitched about it to a box office lady in person yesterday, she said there are still some tickets left. Then she helped me to get a great seat for the very first midnight show of Indy 4. Thanks to the friendly lady at the box office! On the other hand, I was not happy at all that the gift shop doesn’t carry any Cinerama-related souvenirs any more. There used to be key-chains, photo-frames, baseball caps, stickers, and all. I really wish that they will start selling those again. I would like to take something from the Dome home.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on May 13, 2008 at 8:38 pm

You must have caught them on a bad night, Mark. I’ve seen plenty of stuff in the regular Arclight theatres and the bass was excellent – most notablym the score in “There Will Be Blood” was PUMPIN in there!

RogerA on May 13, 2008 at 10:14 am

Re-premiere of It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World at the Cinerama Dome twenty years ago. Lots of familiar faces.

Part 1

Part 2
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Part 3
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KramSacul on May 11, 2008 at 7:09 pm

Went to a showing of Iron Man in theater 10. Was dreading seeing it on film but it ended up being digital. Bravo for getting that sorted out. The bad part is that the picture quality throughout was unnaturally soft, like the image was purposely unfocused. I hope it’s not stuck like that. I rather see a sharp detailed picture with occasional jaggies than a mushy image.

Besides the Dome none of the Arclight theaters have decent bass do they? Sounded pretty weak.

Steve2 on May 7, 2008 at 2:44 am

I absolutely loved the 70MM curved screen format of the 1960’s. You people in L.A. are sooooooo lucky. I’m jealous!!

Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick on May 5, 2008 at 8:17 am

Yikes — this is the first I’m hearing about it. We’ll look into it. Thanks for letting me know.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on May 5, 2008 at 4:19 am

Ross: can you check out what happened to the Ziegfeld’s page? It’s been dead for a week. I sent an e-mail through the proper channels but got no response. Thanks!

Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick on May 4, 2008 at 11:22 pm

Just to throw my two cents in here: anything related to the Cinerama Dome and/or Arclight Cinemas, past or present, is fair game. I love hearing about its past as well as its present and future. As someone who enjoys the Dome (and will be attending two shows in the Dome this month), I love hearing about what’s going on. Thanks Rizzo and everyone for keeping these theaters alive through your hard work, your wallets, and your memories.

FrenchKitty on May 4, 2008 at 10:15 pm

Hi Kram Sacul. Thanks for the reply, but I have tix for Indy, not Iron Man.

haineshisway on May 4, 2008 at 10:54 am

Rizzo, no one was asking you to stay away or not talk about the Dome – in fact, they should do a separate thing for the multiplex part of the Arclight. But if you scroll up you’ll see a lot of stuff that isn’t pertinent and it’s not just this theater, but a lot of them. There’s nothing wrong with a messageboard, but I don’t think Cinema Treasures created this site to act as a typical messageboard. No one is a “hater.” But a lot of us are fans of Golden Age cinemas and have no interest whatsoever about what is showing where in digital projection.

KramSacul on May 4, 2008 at 4:40 am

So no digital showings in any of the regular theaters I guess. Bummer. I’d even settle for watching it in 1k. What happened to those older DLPs?

French Kitty, Iron Man isn’t playing at the Village. It’s at the AVCO though. Yuck.

FrenchKitty on May 4, 2008 at 1:11 am

Hi – I have tickets for Indy at the Dome in Row EE, near the center. I’m a little worried because back when Episode 3 was there, I sat in the 2nd section on the floor, maybe row JJ or so. There was a head blocking part of my view the whole time. It really bummed me out, and I couldn’t really focus on the movie. Since then I’ve pretty much always sat in the first or second row, so I’m not sure what the view is like from Row EE with a full house. Any opinions on Row EE being better than Row JJ in terms of less chance of a blocked view? I realize a really tall person may sit in front of me, but if an average-height person does? I’m thinking standing in line at the Village may be better than having a reserved seat with a possible a blocked view at the Dome. Any opinions would be appreciated.

Cliffs on May 3, 2008 at 6:15 pm

So, unless there is something I missed, Ironman in the Dome definitely appeared to be digital projection. I saw both the 8PM and the midnight on Thursday and I noticed nothing to indicate film. There were no changeover markers anywhere through the film nor were there any print defects or dirt visible.

BTW, the midnight Dome show was outstanding. During the Arclight’s usual intro to the film, Jon Favreau came running out to thank everyone for coming and apologizing to the audience (originally the midnight show was the first show until they later added an 8PM show, effectively screwing those who wanted to see it first and rushed to buy those midnight tickets). As atonement, he brought out Robert Downey, Jr to a standing ovation. RDJ thanked everyone as well, commenting that he could still remember when you could smoke pot in the Dome and not get in trouble for it. It was a great show and the midnight audience was waayy more pumped up for the show than they were at 8.

But it definitely seemed like digital projection.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on May 3, 2008 at 5:19 pm

Yo, Rizzo! Y'all did a helluva job with “Iron Man!” Sound/Picture were pitch perfect. My film club members had a blast. We can’t wait for Indy!

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on May 3, 2008 at 7:01 am

I always figured as long as we’re talking about movies here, past present or future, it’s fair game. I know what JSA means about some of the other pages getting clogged with hundreds of posts about the old neighborhood, etc., but not necessarily about going to the movies in that neighborhood. The 2nd most posted-about theater on Cinema Treasures, the Ridgewood in Queens NY, is totally undeserving of that high rank if you deleted all the non-movie-related posts from its page.

So, Rizzo, please stay. You’ve NEVER gone off-topic as far as I can see!

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on May 2, 2008 at 3:13 pm

Rizzo, you are our unofficial “inside man” at Arclight/The Dome. Screw the haters! We need you!

JSA on May 2, 2008 at 11:44 am


I do not imply that this thread should be used exclusively for historical purpose. I value your contributions and comments, and always look forward to know what’s going on with the theatre. My point is that I would not like to see this thread turn into like some of the others in this site, where they have become a depository of high school reunion messages and other topics that have nothing to do with the theater itself. If any offense was taken by you or any of the other contributors to this thread, I sincerely apologize.