Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas

6360 Sunset Boulevard,
Hollywood,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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jsittig
jsittig on September 20, 2012 at 12:52 am

RogerA Yes, the audience will need to leave the theatre between shows so we can reset formats for the next show and give the crew opportunity to clean the theatre. Since all seats are reserved, there is no need to stand in a line since your chosen seat will be waiting for you. You might want to try our Cinerama inspired menu at the cafe or browse the gift shop for lots of Cinerama branded merchandise. John Sittig, Cinerama Inc.

auntieagent
auntieagent on September 19, 2012 at 7:17 pm

Which films are best seen in the Cinerama Done? Is it expected that The Hobbit will be screened there?

RogerA
RogerA on September 19, 2012 at 10:40 am

Like most films the quality varied and when any film is projected on a large screen one can see details that aren’t as obvious on a smaller screen. Some scenes in “The Master” were very clear, sharp with resolution seldom seen in theaters today but not every scene was crystal clear. Quality seem to depend on the camera lens that was used and of course the film stock. There was a tiny bit of jump and bounce but that was in the projector and it wasn’t that noticeable. I must be used to digital projection because there was extreme flicker in some of the bright scenes. Overall it was a excellent presentation but it clearly demonstrates the difference between high quality film and video. Let’s hope there is a future for both formats. There is no question that each has a different look.

Flix70
Flix70 on September 19, 2012 at 9:17 am

What, no reviews of The Master in 70mm?

RussM
RussM on September 18, 2012 at 7:21 am

The upcoming Cinerama Film Festival has showings scheduled with a gap of about 40 minutes between each film. Does anyone know how they will handle persons staying for more than one show ? Will it be necessary to exit the building, and re-enter ?

RogerA
RogerA on September 14, 2012 at 4:54 pm

I bought my ticket for “The Master” a couple of weeks ago and there were plenty of open seats but the last time I checked most of the seats for the Saturday 4:45 show were sold. It looks like it will do big biz this weekend at the Arclight!

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on September 13, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Yes, early reports were correct — there was one installed in #3.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on September 13, 2012 at 2:23 am

The in70mm.com site indicates that two 70mm prints of “The Master” are being shipped to the Dome, and the schedule of showings for Friday, the 14th, shows that not all of the showings are in the Dome, so it would appear that at least one other screen at the Arclight has been or is equipped for 70mm. Can anyone confirm?

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on September 11, 2012 at 5:34 pm

For the Midnight screening specifically, yes… but sell-outs for this type of LA/NY exclusive are not at all rare. See: MOONRISE KINGDOM’s first week at the ArcLight. P-T-A has built a following that is close to Wes Anderson’s in terms of devotion. THERE WILL BE BLOOD sold out the two biggest auditoriums inside consistently for a week (albeit during the holidays).

silver
silver on September 11, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Wow. I just looked at the ticket page on Arclight’s website.

The 1st screening of ‘The Master’ in 70mm in the Cinerama Dome this Thursday night at MIDNIGHT is SOLD OUT.

It’s kind of amazing for a non-superhero type film to be able to do that. My impression is that ‘The Master’ is more of an art house type film. And especially since it will be screening in The Dome in 70mm for the next 7 days, one of which I will be at.

jsittig
jsittig on September 7, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Yes, The Master will play in 70mm in the Dome.

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on August 31, 2012 at 10:54 pm

Theatre 3 has 416 seats. It and its upstairs twin #10 are the two largest auditoria in the Arclight part of the complex.

RogerA
RogerA on August 31, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I heard about this new film called The Master http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1560747/ Filmed with a 65mm negative. It is coming to the Dome. I’m surprised I got a good seat. I expect it will be a 70mm print. That would look good on that screen.

Flix70
Flix70 on August 31, 2012 at 3:26 pm

The Dome is screening Michael Anderson’s “Logan’s Run” on Saturday, Sept. 8 @ 8PM. Apparently it’s a brand new digital restoration. Man, it would be fun to see that film on the big screen again after 36 years. Link below. https://www.arclightcinemas.com/movie/arclight-presentslogans-run?lid=1001&filter=dome

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on August 30, 2012 at 12:50 pm

If they are putting 70mm capability into Auditorium #3, it may be as a moveover site, as the Dome will be hosting the Cinerama event beginning on the 28th, and this might require a day or two of preparation.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on August 30, 2012 at 12:37 pm

It IS showing in the Dome in 70mm. Tickets are already onsale.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on August 30, 2012 at 12:21 pm

They were wrong about the Village engagement and now, with the Dome pre-selling in 70mm, I think they’re wrong about auditorium #3.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on August 30, 2012 at 12:15 pm

WHy would they not show it in the main theater with the huge curved screen?

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on August 30, 2012 at 12:03 pm

As you know, advance tickets are on sale for “The Master” in 70mm. A source said that a DP70 will be installed in ArcLight’s auditorium #3.

That said, does anyone know the seating capacity of #3? And how large is the screen?

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on August 30, 2012 at 11:45 am

to Howard B.–

thanks for your reply. eventhough i live in NYC i am quite aware of Grauman’s Chinese and the El Capitan(Paramount)theaters. i last visited L.A. the spring of 2004. to which i know these two theaters held many exclusive first run engagements in their heyday so if you lived in L.A. you had to go to these theaters. but in the 1955 – 1972 period i mentioned in my original post i wasn’t aware these two theaters held reserved seat engagements as did the other 4 theaters mentioned in said post.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on August 22, 2012 at 5:42 am

BigJoe59, let me refer you to this excellent resource compiled by Michael Coate and William Kallay; it is a comprehensive listing of 70mm films exhibited in Los Angeles from 1955 through 2012. It does not include three-panel Cinerama showings (see the resource I cited in my 08-14-2012 comment for those) or reserved-seat 35mm roadshow engagements (except when a 70mm engagement could not be verified), but it will give you additional information regarding theaters in L.A. that had roadshow engagements over the last sixty years or so. There is a similar database for Orange County.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on August 20, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Bigjoe59, you are not doing your homework very well as you aren’t even mentioning the Chinese and El Capitan (then Paramount)on Hollywood Blvd!! others esp in Westwood Village (esp Fox Village and Bruin), Beverly Hills, and so forth.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on August 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Hello from NYC-

i thank my fellow posters from L.A.for info about the Dome’s single lens “Cinerama” engagements. i have a new question for you.

as i see it the heyday so to speak of reserved seat or to use the proper term roadshow engagements was the Oct. 1955 opening of “Oklahoma” thru the Dec. 1972 opening of “Man of La Mancha” after which the studios dropped the use of said policy. now in the immediate Hollywood area there was the Cinerama Dome and up on Hollywood Blvd. the Pantages, the Warmer Hollywood known on this site as the Pacific 1,2,3 and the Egyptian for a total of four theaters. but during the aforementioned approx. 17 year period the studios released a number of their “big” films on roadshow engagements so i should think more than four theaters were needed.

so this is my question- during the 17 year period mentioned above what other theaters in the L.A. area were regularly used by the studios for exclusive roadshow engagements other than the four in the immediate Hollywood area?

Manwithnoname
Manwithnoname on August 16, 2012 at 12:10 pm

“Mad World” was shot with a single camera in Ultra Panavision and was 90% completed before Kramer was approached to release it as the first single-lens Cinerama release. He did not “propose” the film to open the Dome. The Dome was built in 16 weeks to be ready by the film’s already scheduled opening date.

Flix70
Flix70 on August 16, 2012 at 10:22 am

Jsittig: Any chance the Dome will screen Lawrence of Arabia this fall for its 50th anniv?