Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood

6360 Sunset Boulevard,
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Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on February 5, 2008 at 11:29 pm

JSA: I’m glad too! The only downside: any other theatrical movies I see will seem puny and insignificant for the next few weeks.

JSA
JSA on February 5, 2008 at 11:03 pm

Thank you Michael, this brings a few fun memories. One thing that I liked was the flyers or mini-programs that were handed out to the patrons, specially during the retrospectives and special screenings. A big thrill for me was “The Guns Of Navarone”.

Bill: I’m glad that you made the “pilgrimage” to see 2001!

JSA

Coate
Coate on February 5, 2008 at 7:26 pm

[b]THE CINERAMA DOME
PART III ½ : THE FESTIVALS

Compiled By Michael Coate[/b]

11.03.1988 … Pacific’s Cinerama Dome 25th Anniversary Retrospective

(Titles marked with * were shown in 70mm)

11.03 …
IT’S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD

11.04 … Science Fiction Day
STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK
STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

11.05 … Steven Spielberg Day
1941
JAWS
BACK TO THE FUTURE*
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

11.06 …
THIS IS CINERAMA*

11.07 … 25th Anniversary Day!
IT’S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD

11.08 …
GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM
APOCALYPSE NOW

WOODSTOCK

11.09 … Broadway Musical Day
CAMELOT
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

11.10 … Stanley Kubrick Day
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY*
BARRY LYNDON

11.11 … Francis Ford Coppola Day
SLEEPING BEAUTY
PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED
NAPOLEON
APOCALYPSE NOW*

11.12 … Academy Award Evening
WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT*
SLEEPING BEAUTY
THE STING
OUT OF AFRICA
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

11.13 …
FAME*
ZOOT SUIT

11.14 … Comedy Day
SPLASH
OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE
BLAZING SADDLES
AMERICAN GRAFFITI

11.15 … High Adventure Day
THE UNTOUCHABLES
TOP GUN*
DELIVERANCE

11.16 … Great Musicals Day
YENTL
ALL THAT JAZZ
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
TOMMY

11.17 …
THIS IS CINERAMA*
IT’S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD


03.01.1990 … XX Years Of Zoetrope
APOCALYPSE NOW (70mm-Dolby Stereo)
ONE FROM THE HEART (70mm-Dolby Stereo)


05.24.1990 … See The Future Back To Back To Back
BACK TO THE FUTURE (Dolby Stereo)
BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II (70mm-Dolby Stereo)
BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III (70mm-Dolby Stereo)


05.15.1992 … Exclusive 7 Day 70mm Film Festival
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (05.15-16)
WEST SIDE STORY (05.17-18)
OKLAHOMA! (05.19-21)


11.04.1992 … The All-Time Classics Retrospective
APOCALYPSE NOW (11.04-17; 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
GONE WITH THE WIND (11.18-24)
THE WIZARD OF OZ (11.25-12.01)
CASABLANCA (12.02-05)
CITIZEN KANE (12.06-10)


05.20.1994 … Columbia Classics Festival
THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1 week, Dolby Stereo SR)
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1 week, 70mm-Dolby Stereo SR)
THE GUNS OF NAVARONE (1 week, Dolby Stereo SR)
TOMMY (1 week, Dolby Stereo SR)


02.12.1999 … The Columbia Pictures 75th Anniversary Film Festival
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (02.12-13, 70mm-Dolby Stereo SR)
DR. STRANGELOVE (02.14-15)
EASY RIDER (02.14-15, SDDS)
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (02.16)
MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (02.16)
THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (02.17, Dolby Stereo SR)
GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (02.18)
TOOTSIE (02.18)
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (02.19-21, Director’s Cut, DTS)
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (02.22-23)
ON THE WATERFRONT (02.22-23)
TAXI DRIVER (02.24-25, Dolby Stereo SR)


07.28.2000 … Celebration Weekend
TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (07.28, 70mm-Dolby Stereo SR)
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (07.29-30, 70mm-Dolby Stereo SR)
BEN-HUR (07.29-30, Dolby Stereo)

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on February 5, 2008 at 5:36 pm

The guy I sat next to in the front row for “2001” saw “El Cid” that night. It was in one of the other Arclight theaters, and he said it was a knockout. The movie looked beautiful, and the children of Samuel Bronston and Anthony Mann were on hand too, to speak about the movie.

Giles
Giles on February 5, 2008 at 4:36 pm

Did anyone attend the January 28 presentation of ‘El Cid’ – I gather it wasn’t in the Dome. Was this a 35mm print or HiDef Digital projection – the latter was shown the same night at the AFI’s Silver Theatre – and it was from what I read a terrible presentation.

William
William on February 5, 2008 at 10:40 am

Up until the early 80’s the Dome played many pictures in the Southern California market Exclusive before opening citywide. One reason the Dome did not change earlier and play day and date with Bevely Hills or Westwood. Was the Director of Operations for the company Harold Citron, that if the studios wanted the Dome for their films it would have to play exclusive at the Dome for a said amount of weeks before the citywide engagements.

Coate
Coate on February 5, 2008 at 2:49 am

[b]THE CINERAMA DOME
PART III: THE MASS-MARKET, SATURATION-BOOKING ERA (1982-2000)

Compiled by Michael Coate[/b]

08.20.1982 … RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (RE, 5 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
09.24.1982 … YES, GEORGIO (2 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
10.08.1982 … SUPERMAN II (RE, 2 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
10.22.1982 … JINXED (2 weeks)
11.05.1982 … DAYS OF HEAVEN (RE, 1 week, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
11.12.1982 … POLTERGEIST (RE, 1 week, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
11.19.1982 … STILL OF THE NIGHT (4 weeks)
12.17.1982 … TRAIL OF THE PINK PANTHER (3 weeks)

01.07.1983 … ENIGMA (3 weeks)
01.28.1983 … WOODSTOCK (RE, 1 week, Stereo)
02.04.1983 … THE ENTITY (2 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
02.18.1983 … THE STING II (3 weeks)
03.11.1983 … TRENCHCOAT (2 weeks)
03.25.1983 … THE BLACK STALLION RETURNS (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
04.15.1983 … LONE WOLF McQUADE (2 weeks)
04.29.1983 … THE HUNGER (2 weeks)
05.13.1983 … BREATHLESS (3 weeks)
06.03.1983 … WARGAMES (9 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
08.05.1983 … THE STAR CHAMBER (3 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
08.26.1983 … FIRE AND ICE (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
09.16.1983 … MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. LAWRENCE (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
09.30.1983 … BRAINSTORM (7 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
11.18.1983 … YENTL (16 weeks, Dolby Stereo)

03.09.1984 … THE HOTEL NEW HAMPSHIRE (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
03.30.1984 … SPLASH (MO, 5 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
05.04.1984 … THE BOUNTY (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
06.01.1984 … STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK (6 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
07.13.1984 … THE LAST STARFIGHTER (4 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
08.10.1984 … RED DAWN (6 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
09.21.1984 … ALL OF ME (2 weeks)
10.05.1984 … TEACHERS (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
10.26.1984 … AMERICAN DREAMER (3 weeks)
11.16.1984 … NIGHT OF THE COMET (3 weeks)
12.07.1984 … 2010 (9 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)

02.08.1985 … MASS APPEAL (2 weeks)
02.22.1985 … INTO THE NIGHT (2 weeks)
03.08.1985 … MASK (8 weeks)
05.03.1985 … GOTCHA (4 weeks)
05.31.1985 … FLETCH (5 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
07.03.1985 … BACK TO THE FUTURE (14 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
10.11.1985 … REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS… (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
11.08.1985 … BRING ON THE NIGHT (6 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
12.18.1985 … OUT OF AFRICA (13 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)

03.21.1986 … JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS (4 weeks)
04.18.1986 … ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS (3 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
05.09.1986 … SHORT CIRCUIT (6 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
06.18.1986 … LEGAL EAGLES (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
07.18.1986 … PIRATES (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
08.01.1986 … HOWARD THE DUCK (3 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
08.22.1986 … TOUCH AND GO (2 weeks)
09.05.1986 … TOP GUN (MO, 5 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
10.08.1986 … PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED (7 weeks)
11.26.1986 … STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME (9 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo SR)

01.30.1987 … OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE (8 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
03.27.1987 … BLIND DATE (6 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
05.08.1987 … GARDENS OF STONE (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
06.03.1987 … THE UNTOUCHABLES (9 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
08.05.1987 … STAKEOUT (7 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
09.25.1987 … BEST SELLER (4 weeks)
10.23.1987 … SUSPECT (9 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
12.25.1987 … GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM (12 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)

03.18.1988 … D.O.A. (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
04.15.1988 … TOKYO POP (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
04.29.1988 … SUNSET (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
05.20.1988 … CALL ME (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
06.03.1988 … DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION PART II: THE METAL YEARS (3 weeks, Ultra Stereo)
06.22.1988 … WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (19 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
11.03.1988 … Pacific’s Cinerama Dome 25th Anniversary Retrospective (2 weeks)
11.18.1988 …
OLIVER & COMPANY (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
12.09.1988 …
MISSISSIPPI BURNING (12 weeks, Dolby Stereo SR)

03.03.1989 … NEW YORK STORIES (7 weeks)
04.21.1989 … RED SCORPION (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
05.05.1989 … GONE WITH THE WIND (RE, 2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
05.19.1989 … THE WIZARD OF OZ (RE, 2 weeks)
06.02.1989 … DEAD POETS SOCIETY (8 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
07.28.1989 … TURNER & HOOCH (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
08.18.1989 … BATMAN (MO, 6 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
09.29.1989 … WEST SIDE STORY (RE, 1 week, 70mm-Stereo)
10.06.1989 … AN INNOCENT MAN (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
10.20.1989 … GROSS ANATOMY (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
11.15.1989 … THE LITTLE MERMAID (4 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
12.13.1989 … BLAZE (5 weeks, Dolby Stereo)

01.19.1990 … FOR ALL MANKIND (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
02.02.1990 … STELLA (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
03.01.1990 … XX Years Of Zoetrope
03.02.1990 …
THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (11 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
05.16.1990 …
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (RE, 1 week, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
05.24.1990 … See The Future Back To Back To Back

05.25.1990 … BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III (4 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
06.22.1990 … ROBOCOP 2 (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo SR)
07.18.1990 … ARACHNOPHOBIA (8 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
09.14.1990 … BEN-HUR (RE, 3 weeks, 70mm-Stereo)
10.05.1990 … FANTASIA (RE, 4 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo SR Fantasound)
11.02.1990 … JACOB’S LADDER (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo SR)
11.21.1990 … THREE MEN AND A LITTLE LADY (7 weeks, Dolby Stereo)

01.11.1991 … WARLOCK (1 week, Dolby Stereo)
01.18.1991 … WHITE FANG (6 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
03.01.1991 … THE DOORS (8 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
04.26.1991 … OSCAR (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
05.17.1991 … WHAT ABOUT BOB? (7 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
07.03.1991 … TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (14 weeks, 70mm-Cinema Digital Sound)
10.11.1991 … SHATTERED (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo SR)
11.01.1991 … BILLY BATHGATE (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
11.27.1991 … MY GIRL (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
12.11.1991 … HOOK (8 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)

02.07.1992 … MEDICINE MAN (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
03.06.1992 … GLADIATOR (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo SR)
03.20.1992 … FINAL APPROACH (2 weeks, Cinema Digital Sound)
04.03.1992 … THUNDERHEART (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo SR)
04.17.1992 … CITY OF JOY (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
05.15.1992 … Exclusive 7 Day 70mm Film Festival
05.22.1992 …
FAR AND AWAY (6 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
07.01.1992 …
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (6 weeks, Dolby Stereo SR)
08.14.1992 …
DIGGSTOWN (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
08.28.1992 …
HONEYMOON IN VEGAS (5 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
10.02.1992 …
HERO (5 weeks, Dolby Stereo SR)
11.04.1992 … The All-Time Classics Retrospective
(5 weeks)
12.11.1992 … A FEW GOOD MEN (9 weeks, Dolby Stereo SR)

02.12.1993 … GROUNDHOG DAY (5 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
03.19.1993 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (RE, 1 week, 70mm-Stereo)
03.26.1993 … MARRIED TO IT (1 week, Dolby Stereo SR)
04.02.1993 … ALADDIN (MO, 3 weeks, Dolby Digital)
04.23.1993 … INDIAN SUMMER (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
05.14.1993 … LOST IN YONKERS (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo SR)
06.09.1993 … WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT (1 week, Dolby Digital)
06.18.1993 … LAST ACTION HERO (5 weeks, SDDS-8)
07.23.1993 … POETIC JUSTICE (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo SR)
08.13.1993 … CLIFFHANGER (MO, 1 week, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
08.20.1993 … EL CID (RE, 2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
09.03.1993 … BOXING HELENA (2 weeks, Ultra Stereo)
09.17.1993 … THE AGE OF INNOCENCE (6 weeks, Dolby Stereo SR)
10.29.1993 … FATAL INSTINCT (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
11.12.1993 … MY LIFE (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo SR)
12.10.1993 … GERONIMO: AN AMERICAN LEGEND (4 weeks, SDDS-8)

01.07.1994 … SHADOWLANDS (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo SR)
02.04.1994 … I’LL DO ANYTHING (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo SR)
02.25.1994 … THE AGE OF INNOCENCE (RE, 1 week, Dolby Stereo SR)
03.04.1994 … CHINA MOON (1 week, Dolby Stereo)
03.11.1994 … GUARDING TESS (4 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
04.08.1994 … LEPRECHAUN 2 (1 week, Ultra Stereo)
04.15.1994 … D2: THE MIGHTY DUCKS (MO, 1 week, Dolby Digital)
04.22.1994 … BAD GIRLS (2 weeks, Dolby Digital)
05.06.1994 … CLEAN SLATE (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
05.20.1994 … Columbia Classics Festival (4 weeks)
06.17.1994 …
WOLF (5 weeks, SDDS-8)
07.22.1994 …
NORTH (2 weeks, SDDS)
08.05.1994 …
WYATT EARP / MAVERICK (MO, 1 week, Dolby Digital/Dolby Stereo SR)
08.12.1994 …
LITTLE BUDDHA (MO, 1 week, Dolby Stereo SR)
08.19.1994 …
BLANKMAN (2 weeks, SDDS-8)
09.02.1994 …
A SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
09.16.1994 …
CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER (MO, 1 week, Dolby Digital)
09.23.1994 …
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (5 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
10.28.1994 …
SILENT FALL (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
11.11.1994 …
THE SANTA CLAUSE (6 weeks, Dolby Digital)
12.25.1994 …
LITTLE WOMEN (3 weeks, SDDS)

01.13.1995 … LEGENDS OF THE FALL (4 weeks, SDDS-8)
02.10.1995 … THE QUICK AND THE DEAD (3 weeks, SDDS-8)
03.03.1995 … THE WILD BUNCH (RE, 5 weeks, 70mm-Stereo)
04.07.1995 … BAD BOYS (5 weeks, SDDS-8)
05.12.1995 … CRIMSON TIDE (8 weeks, Dolby Digital)
07.07.1995 … FIRST KNIGHT (4 weeks, SDDS-8)
08.04.1995 … APOLLO 13 (MO, 3 weeks, DTS)
08.25.1995 … DESPERADO (5 weeks, SDDS-8)
09.29.1995 … DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (3 weeks, SDDS-8)
10.20.1995 … NOW AND THEN (4 weeks, Dolby Digital)
11.10.1995 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (RE, 1 week, 70mm-Stereo)
11.17.1995 … THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT (5 weeks, SDDS)
12.22.1995 … DRACULA: DEAD AND LOVING IT (2 weeks, SDDS-8)

01.05.1996 … GOLDENEYE (MO, 2 weeks, DTS)
01.19.1996 … FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (4 weeks, SDDS-8)
02.16.1996 … CITY HALL (3 weeks, SDDS)
03.08.1996 … HEAVY METAL (RE, 1 week, SDDS-8)
03.15.1996 … TWO MUCH (1 week, Dolby Stereo SR)
03.22.1996 … MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS (MO, 2 weeks, Dolby Digital)
04.03.1996 … A THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE & HATE (2 weeks, SDDS)
04.19.1996 … MRS. WINTERBOURNE (2 weeks, SDDS-8)
05.03.1996 … TAXI DRIVER (RE, 1 week, Dolby Stereo SR)
05.10.1996 … ORIGINAL GANGSTAS (2 weeks, DTS)
05.24.1996 … APOCALYPSE NOW (RE, 1 week, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
05.31.1996 … THE ARRIVAL (2 weeks, SDDS)
06.14.1996 … THE CABLE GUY (5 weeks, SDDS-8)
07.17.1996 … MULTIPLICITY (2 weeks, SDDS-8)
08.02.1996 … MATILDA (1 week, SDDS-8)
08.09.1996 … JACK (3 weeks, Dolby Digital)
08.30.1996 … FIRST KID (2 weeks, SDDS)
09.13.1996 … FEELING MINNESOTA (2 weeks, SDDS)
09.27.1996 … GIANT (RE, 3 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
10.16.1996 … GET ON THE BUS (2 weeks, SDDS)
11.01.1996 … THE FIRST WIVES CLUB (MO, 1 week, Dolby Digital)
11.08.1996 … RANSOM (7 weeks, SDDS)
12.25.1996 … EVITA (9 weeks, Dolby Digital)

02.28.1997 … DONNIE BRASCO (4 weeks, SDDS)
03.26.1997 … THE DEVIL’S OWN (4 weeks, SDDS)
04.25.1997 … ROMY AND MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION (2 weeks, SDDS)
05.09.1997 … THE FIFTH ELEMENT (4 weeks, SDDS-8)
06.06.1997 … CON AIR (4 weeks, SDDS-8)
07.02.1997 … MEN IN BLACK (7 weeks, SDDS-8)
08.22.1997 … G.I. JANE (5 weeks, SDDS)
09.26.1997 … THE ASSIGNMENT (2 weeks, SDDS-8)
10.10.1997 … SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET (4 weeks, SDDS-8)
11.07.1997 … STARSHIP TROOPERS (5 weeks, SDDS-8)
12.10.1997 … AMISTAD (6 weeks, SDDS)

01.23.1998 … SPICE WORLD (2 weeks, SDDS)
02.06.1998 … THE REPLACEMENT KILLERS (3 weeks, SDDS-8)
02.27.1998 … DARK CITY (3 weeks, SDDS)
03.20.1998 … MR. NICE GUY (2 weeks, SDDS)
04.03.1998 … LOST IN SPACE (5 weeks, SDDS)
05.08.1998 … WOO (2 weeks, SDDS)
05.20.1998 … GODZILLA (7 weeks, SDDS-8)
07.10.1998 … SMALL SOLDIERS (4 weeks, SDDS)
08.05.1998 … THE PARENT TRAP (MO, 2 weeks, SDDS)
08.21.1998 … DANCE WITH ME (3 weeks, SDDS)
09.11.1998 … SIMON BIRCH (3 weeks, SDDS)
10.02.1998 … ANTZ (4 weeks, SDDS)
10.30.1998 … VAMPIRES (3 weeks, SDDS)
11.20.1998 … THE RUGRATS MOVIE (5 weeks, Dolby Digital)
12.25.1998 … STEPMOM (4 weeks, SDDS)

01.22.1999 … GLORIA (2 weeks, SDDS)
02.05.1999 … BLADE RUNNER (RE, 1 week, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
02.12.1999 … The Columbia Pictures 75th Anniversary Film Festival (2 weeks)
02.26.1999 …
EIGHT MILLIMETER (3 weeks, SDDS)
03.19.1999 …
TRUE CRIME (3 weeks, SDDS)
04.09.1999 …
TWIN DRAGONS (2 weeks, SDDS)
04.23.1999 …
PUSHING TIN (3 weeks, Dolby Digital)
05.12.1999 …
TRIPPIN’ (2 weeks, Dolby Digital)
05.28.1999 …
THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR (3 weeks, SDDS)
06.18.1999 …
THE THIRTEENTH FLOOR / THE MATRIX (MO, 2 weeks, SDDS)
06.30.1999 …
WILD WILD WEST (4 weeks, SDDS)
07.28.1999 …
DEEP BLUE SEA (4 weeks, SDDS)
08.27.1999 …
THE ASTRONAUT’S WIFE (3 weeks, SDDS)
09.17.1999 …
BLUE STREAK (4 weeks, SDDS)
10.15.1999 …
FIGHT CLUB (4 weeks, SDDS)
11.12.1999 …
THE MESSENGER: THE STORY OF JOAN OF ARC (4 weeks, SDDS)
12.10.1999 …
DEUCE BIGALOW: MALE GIGOLO (2 weeks, SDDS)
12.25.1999 …
GALAXY QUEST (4 weeks, SDDS)

01.21.2000 … PLAY IT TO THE BONE (1 week, SDDS)
01.28.2000 … GALAXY QUEST (RE, 1 week, SDDS)
02.04.2000 … AMERICAN BEAUTY (MO, 2 weeks, SDDS)
02.18.2000 … HANGING UP (3 weeks, SDDS)
03.10.2000 … AMERICAN BEAUTY (RE, 1 week, SDDS)
03.17.2000 … FINAL DESTINATION (2 weeks, SDDS)
03.31.2000 … THE ROAD TO EL DORADO (3 weeks, SDDS)
04.21.2000 … LOVE & BASKETBALL (2 weeks, SDDS)
05.05.2000 … GLADIATOR (8 weeks, SDDS)
06.28.2000 … THE PATRIOT (4 weeks, SDDS-8)
07.28.2000 … Celebration Weekend
07.31.2000 … theater closed for renovation (
86 weeks
)

** The titles shown during special events marked with a double asterisk will be listed in a separate post.

“Part IV: The ArcLight Era” will appear in a future posting.

RobertR
RobertR on February 4, 2008 at 10:56 am

I never knew Windjammer had a re-release in 1973, was it in Cinerama?

Manwithnoname
Manwithnoname on February 4, 2008 at 10:26 am

Of all the films on the above list I couldn’t remember a film called “Maurie” and it played 6 weeks. At first I thought it was a mistake. Then I went to the IMDB and there it was.

TAGLINE: MAURIE is an unforgettable man. MAURIE is an unforgettable picture.

HA!

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on February 4, 2008 at 7:25 am

Thanks, Michael, for another one of your excellent compilations. Only last week I was wondering what played the Dome in 1968 to keep “2001” out, and now thanks to you I know it was “Camelot”. I never really liked that movie, but maybe if I’d seen it at the Dome I’d feel differently about it.

Coate
Coate on February 4, 2008 at 5:39 am

[b]THE CINERAMA DOME
PART II: THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY EXCLUSIVE ERA (1971-1982)

Compiled by Michael Coate[/b]

RE = Re-Issue/ Return Engagement
MO = Move-over (i.e. continuation of engagement from another theater)
GSP = Guaranteed-Seat Performance

Not included in this filmography are test screenings, sneak-preview screenings, midnight screenings, premieres and other private events. The dates represent the first day of commercial release and, where known, the presentation format has been provided. (No format notation implies a 35mm-monaural sound presentation.)

07.14.1971 … BLUE WATER, WHITE DEATH (13 weeks)
10.13.1971 … theater closed “for exciting rehabilitation” (1 week)
10.20.1971 … PLAY MISTY FOR ME (5 weeks)
11.24.1971 … THE SECRET ADVENTURES OF THE RAILWAY CHILDREN (3 weeks)
12.17.1971 … SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION (12 weeks)

03.10.1972 … SILENT RUNNING (7 weeks)
04.28.1972 … THE GREAT NORTHFIELD MINNESOTA RAID (4 weeks)
05.24.1972 … THE WAR BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN (5 weeks)
06.28.1972 … FRENZY (7 weeks)
08.16.1972 … DELIVERANCE (18 weeks, 70mm-Stereo)
12.20.1972 … YOU’LL LIKE MY MOTHER (5 weeks)

01.22.1973 … theater closed (3 weeks)
02.16.1973 … THIS IS CINERAMA (RE, GSP, 13 weeks, 70mm-Stereo)
05.18.1973 … THE DAY OF THE JACKAL (13 weeks)
08.15.1973 … MAURIE (6 weeks)
09.28.1973 … WINDJAMMER (RE, 3 weeks)
10.19.1973 … CHARLEY VARRICK (4 weeks)
11.16.1973 … THE DON IS DEAD (6 weeks)
12.25.1973 … THE STING (13 weeks)

03.27.1974 … MAME (13 weeks)
06.26.1974 … ZANDY’S BRIDE (4 weeks)
07.24.1974 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (RE, 5 weeks, 70mm-Stereo)
08.28.1974 … RUN RUN, JOE! (3 weeks, 70mm-Stereo)
09.20.1974 … JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (RE, 4 weeks, 70mm-Stereo)
10.18.1974 … AIRPORT 1975 (9 weeks)
12.19.1974 … THE LITTLE PRINCE (6 weeks)

01.29.1975 … REPORT TO THE COMMISSIONER ([/i]6 weeks[/i])
03.13.1975 … THE GREAT WALDO PEPPER ([/i]10 weeks[/i])
05.21.1975 … THE RETURN OF THE PINK PANTHER (5 weeks)
06.25.1975 … ROLLERBALL (19 weeks, 70mm-Stereo)
11.06.1975 … PAPER TIGER (5 weeks, 70mm-Stereo)
12.12.1975 … theater closed (1 week)
12.20.1975 … BARRY LYNDON (8 weeks)

02.11.1976 … BLAZING SADDLES (RE, 4 weeks)
03.10.1976 … 1776 (RE, 2 weeks)
03.26.1976 … AMERICAN GRAFFITI (RE, 2 weeks)
04.09.1976 … PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE (RE, 5 weeks, Stereo)
05.20.1976 … THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT, PART II (5 weeks, 70mm-Stereo)
06.23.1976 … LOGAN’S RUN (6 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
08.04.1976 … THE RETURN OF A MAN CALLED HORSE (9 weeks, 70mm-Stereo)
10.06.1976 … WOODSTOCK (RE, 4 weeks, Stereo)
11.03.1976 … THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT, PART II (RE, 1 week, 70mm-Stereo)
11.12.1976 … ALL THIS AND WORLD WAR II (5 weeks, Stereo)
12.15.1976 … THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN (11 weeks)

03.02.1977 … JAWS (RE, 3 weeks)
03.25.1977 … THE SLIPPER AND THE ROSE (8 weeks, Stereo)
05.20.1977 … FANTASIA (RE, 5 weeks, Stereo)
06.22.1977 … NEW YORK, NEW YORK (4 weeks)
07.20.1977 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (RE, 4 weeks, 70mm-Stereo)
08.17.1977 … FANTASIA (RE, 5 weeks, Stereo)
09.23.1977 … TOMMY (RE, 4 weeks, 70mm-Stereo)
10.21.1977 … THE CHICKEN CHRONICLES (4 weeks)
11.18.1977 … CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (4 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
12.14.1977 … SEMI-TOUGH (9 weeks)

02.15.1978 … ANNIE HALL (RE, 2 weeks)
03.03.1978 … SEXTETTE (4 weeks)
03.29.1978 … THE BIG SLEEP (5 weeks)
05.03.1978 … THE LAST WALTZ (6 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
06.14.1978 … THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY (5 weeks, Stereo)
07.19.1978 … REVENGE OF THE PINK PANTHER (5 weeks)
08.23.1978 … FANTASIA (RE, 5 weeks, Stereo)
09.29.1978 … BULLY (2 weeks)
10.12.1978 … THE LAST WALTZ (RE, 2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
10.26.1978 … THE WIZ (20 weeks, Dolby Stereo)

03.15.1979 … HAIR (14 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
06.22.1979 … THE MUPPET MOVIE (6 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
08.02.1979 … THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (2 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
08.15.1979 … APOCALYPSE NOW (GSP, 13 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
11.16.1979 … FANTASIA (RE, 4 weeks, Stereo)
12.14.1979 … 1941 (9 weeks, 70mm-Stereo)

02.15.1980 … SATURN 3 (6 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
03.27.1980 … DON GIOVANNI (GSP, 2 weeks, Stereo)
04.11.1980 … THE BLACK HOLE / SLEEPING BEAUTY (RE, 5 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
05.16.1980 … FAME (5 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
06.20.1980 … THE BLUE LAGOON (6 weeks, 70mm-Stereo)
08.01.1980 … RAISE THE TITANIC (12 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
10.24.1980 … GLORIA (4 weeks)
11.21.1980 … ALL THAT JAZZ (RE, 4 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
12.19.1980 … THE JAZZ SINGER (8 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)

02.13.1981 … THE EARTHLING (2 weeks)
02.27.1981 … GLORIA (RE, 1 week)
03.06.1981 … CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (RE, 3 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
03.27.1981 … PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS: ROCKSHOW (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
04.17.1981 … LION OF THE DESERT (8 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
06.12.1981 … APOCALYPSE NOW (RE, 5 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
07.17.1981 … ON ANY SUNDAY II (3 weeks)
08.07.1981 … HEAVY METAL (3 weeks, Dolby Stereo)
08.28.1981 … PRINCE OF THE CITY (5 weeks)
10.02.1981 … ZOOT SUIT (11 weeks, 70mm-Sensurround Plus)
12.16.1981 … GHOST STORY (8 weeks)

02.12.1982 … QUEST FOR FIRE (7 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
04.02.1982 … RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (MO, 10 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
06.11.1982 … E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (5 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)
07.16.1982 … NAPOLEON (RE, GSP, 5 weeks, 70mm-Dolby Stereo)

Coate
Coate on February 4, 2008 at 5:30 am

Since this year marks the 45th anniversary of the opening of the CINERAMA DOME, I thought I’d make a series of postings to commemorate the occasion. I’ll kick this off with the 1960s roadshow era playdates. I’ll post the rest at a later date. Enjoy!

[b]THE CINERAMA DOME
PART I: THE ROADSHOW ERA (1963-1971)

Compiled by Michael Coate[/b]

The following were all reserved-seat “roadshow” attractions and presented in 70-millimeter and six-track stereophonic sound.

11.07.1963 … IT’S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD (World Premiere, 67 weeks)

02.17.1965 … THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD (43 weeks)
12.16.1965 … BATTLE OF THE BULGE (World Premiere, 27 weeks)

07.23.1966 … KHARTOUM (24 weeks)
12.22.1966 … GRAND PRIX (44 weeks)

11.01.1967 … CAMELOT (51 weeks)

10.23.1968 … ICE STATION ZEBRA (World Premiere, 29 weeks)

05.14.1969 … KRAKATOA, EAST OF JAVA (American Premiere, 23 weeks)
10.22.1969 … PAINT YOUR WAGON (35 weeks)

06.23.1970 … DARLING LILI (World Premiere, 20 weeks)
11.10.1970 … SONG OF NORWAY (35 weeks)

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on February 2, 2008 at 11:35 pm

I came in from New Jersey to see “2001” in Cinerama and was glad I made the trip as soon as the first shot hit the screen.

Somehow the clicking in the first half was less annoying because the audience had been notified about it in advance by a woman from the AFI. And ultimately it didn’t matter, when we were seeing all those spaceships entering the frame from out of our peripheral vision – there’s nothing else like Cinerama.

Thanks, Mr. Rizzo. It was an unforgettable show.

JSA
JSA on February 1, 2008 at 7:48 pm

Makes you wonder what would have happened if they had run out of the “Gourmet” Hot Dogs. Good thing there’s a Baja Fresh across the street…

Neeb, I agree with you, we are not blaming the theatre nor AFI for the condition of the print.

If the Cinerama Dome really wants to get serious about 70 MM again, they should reinstall the reel-to-reel capability. That’s the only way to get those high quality prints, such as the restored “Patton” in 70 MM/DTS. There’s also a brand new print of “Grand Prix” (another MGM Cinerama pic), and I understand there are (or are in development) new 70 MM prints of “West Side Story” and “Khartoum”.

JSA

Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick on February 1, 2008 at 12:19 pm

It was a great show. I’ve seen 2001 four or five times over the last few years on “the big screen,” but seeing it at the Dome in 70 was a treat. I would love to believe that this screening will inspire more like this one at the Dome. Dare to dream.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on February 1, 2008 at 11:45 am

“From what I saw, they made a fortune at the snack bar also which we all know is where the real money is made.”

Yeah…and they almost screwed themselves out of a bigger fortune because they were TOTALLY UNPREPARED for the onslaught that hit the snack bar during Intermission. I was literally at the front of the line with a long trail behind me when they abruptly announced that the register I was in was closed. We had a fit and after a crapload of haggling, they quickly assembled a new register and a new line.

The killer of all that was their explanation of why they closed the register:

LOWLY CONCESSION WORKER: We didn’t expect the snack bar to be crowded during intermission.

ME: It’s a ***king sold out show! What did you think was gonna happen?

LOWLY CONCESSION WORKER: I’m sorry. We were unprepared for this.

Manwithnoname
Manwithnoname on February 1, 2008 at 8:47 am

Neeb, I am also hoping that they will as “2001” was a big success. The Dome sold out well in advance for a weeknight screening and they mentioned when introducing the film that people were turned away. From what I saw, they made a fortune at the snack bar also which we all know is where the real money is made. A D-150 print of “Patton” on that curved screen would be amazing.

neeb
neeb on February 1, 2008 at 4:23 am

I drove up from San Diego to see 2001 and, the gaffes aside, I’d do it again.
The clicking was a bit annoying but I blame the print and not the theater.
If only the Dome could play some more 70mm movies (Patton, Dr Zhivago, Wild Bunch, Empire Strikes Back [yeah, I know]…) the world would be a better place.

JSA
JSA on January 31, 2008 at 6:07 pm

History tells us that when it comes to single-strip Cinerama, the source came from either Ultra-Panavision or Super Panavision. The Ultra-Panavision films (i.e. It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World, Khartoum, etc.) received a rectification that consisted of a gradient squeeze. The experts point out to us that the Super Panavision/Cinerama films (2001, Grand Prix, Ice Station Zebra) did not receive any optical rectification. But I have to agree with the above post and also reiterate my earlier statement: the image fit much better along the curve this time. If I’m not mistaken, this print was struck in 2000. I’ve also wondered about years in the past when “2001” was re-issued at the D-150 theatres: Were there any rectified prints ever struck?

By the way, I can’t get “The Blue Danube” off my head!

JSA

Manwithnoname
Manwithnoname on January 31, 2008 at 4:12 pm

The film started late because there was still a mob at the snack bar. Not a problem holding the show as it would not delay a later screening. Seeing original costumes and other items used in the movie was also cool. I began to wonder if the portion shown after intermission was originally from a rectified print, or perhaps portions of it. In some places it seemed to fit the curved screen perfectly and was originally shown in single strip Cinerama when first released as stated in the end credits. I must also agree I found the left channel clicks annoying especially since they were brought to everyone’s attention during the film’s intro. In any event, I haven’t enjoyed this film so much since I saw it first run at the old Hollywood Pacific.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on January 31, 2008 at 1:36 pm

I concur with what JSA said…especially about that clicking noise! Also, the post-Intermission framing was off for the first 5-10 minutes but they fixed it as best they could. The bottom left & right corners weren’t keystoned properly (probably due to the screen design) but I probably wouldn’t have noticed it if it wasn’t for you die-hard cinephiles at Cinema Treasures (and CinemaTour, too!) who examine every aspect of film presentation with a fine toothed comb.

:o)

JSA
JSA on January 31, 2008 at 12:56 pm

2001: All in all, after braving the LA freeway system, it was a good time last night! The Dome was packed. The movie started about 15 minutes late, and yes, overture and intermission were observed accordingly. For some reason, the picture did not seem as distorted (ie the “banana” effect) as the last time I saw it there in the early 90’s. However, the clicking noise due to the bad track was annoying. As mentioned a few postings above, it occured only during the first half. The second part of the film was much better in sound, and with less visible scratches. The Star Gate sequence looked AWESOME in that giant screen!

Truly, I appreciate “2001” more and more as the years go by. Seen from this vantage point in time, it’s hard to believe that a major studio trusted a director’s vision for a film that transcends its medium.

My thanks to the guys at the booth for putting a good show, and hopefully we will see more 70 MM in the future!

JSA

JSA
JSA on January 28, 2008 at 9:10 pm

Maybe Seattle got the print that was originally set for the Dome…

JSA

JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on January 27, 2008 at 3:06 pm

I’m wondering if this is the same 70mm print the AFI Silver had last Feb ‘07. It had an annoying tapping sound starting with the scene with Bowman rescuing Poole. You can read my experience at the AFI Silver’s page. I don’t know how to do the html thingy, yet.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on January 24, 2008 at 2:07 am

The AFI people said tonight (as they introduced “Dr. Strangelove” – which played in one of the large Arclight auds) that they print they’ve got for “2001” is supposedly better than the one they were gonna originally show.

Rizzo, care to share some details?