Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood

6360 Sunset Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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RogerA on July 19, 2013 at 12:54 pm

There are very few 70mm showings these days. The Academy ran what they called “The Last 70mm Film Festival” last year. The Cinerama theater in Seattle is slated to run a festival with some 70mm this fall, The fact is there are very few theaters in the country that can run 70mm reel to reel and the owners of existing prints will not allow those prints to be run on a platter. The Somerville Theater in Somerville Massachusetts has a screen equipped to run 70mm and they are planing a festival sometime in the future. The Egyptian in Hollywood can run 70mm reel to reel do they get big enough crowds to justify running 70mm prints. I attended a showing of a Cinerama film that had been converted to video and the picture was full screen side masking open full and appeared bright and clear.

Zubi on July 19, 2013 at 12:34 pm

To each his own, of course, but the quality of service has gone down considerably in recent years; so “totally worth it” seems a stretch to me. Cinerama-Hollywood almost never plays 70mm prints anymore while other theatres around the country still do. The Arclight chain has lots of revivals but they’re smaller digital pictures—not nearly as impressive in sound or image quality. The snack bars aren’t as fresh or well run as they used to be—at least at the locations I’ve been to. They have fewer and fewer live box office cashiers; more and more out-of-order ticket machines. They took out their guest services desks. One sees more and more vandalism in the restrooms. Seems like paying more and getting less to me.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on July 18, 2013 at 8:29 pm

As a $15/year member, you get a $5 gift card, a free ticket the month of your birthday, and two free tickets to ArcLight Presents shows in addition to the other stuff. That’s totally worth it to me.

RogerA on July 18, 2013 at 7:53 pm

Well as an Arclight member I did get excellent service seat selection and feel I have been treated very well.

Zubi on July 18, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Arclight members were recently notified by email that this chain of theatres is going to start charging a $15 annual membership fee. One must now pay for the privilege of having a rewards/loyalty card that has been 100% free for well over a decade. All current memberships will terminate at the end of this summer. Members with accrued points who do not renew under the new program will have 24 months afterwards to use any accrued points. One must use or lose even new points under the new membership within 24 months. The trade-off is that you get a 10% discount on coffee, a $5 gift card for signing now, and other things that nobody cares about. They are calling these things “exciting new benefits”.

BRADE48 on June 18, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Arclight Hollywood appears to be having a French Film Fest in August.

Pierrot le fou – Aug 4 in the CINERAMA DOME

Band of Outsiders Aug 6

Breathless Aug 8

Amelie Aug 18 -in the CINERAMA DOME

All in 35MM

In Addition, Enter the Dragon July 21st at the DOME

RogerA on May 11, 2013 at 4:25 pm

And I was impressed at the picture quality, bright, clear, the sound was set a little low but the visual was very good.

RogerA on May 11, 2013 at 3:35 pm

I went to the Gatsby party at the Cinerama Dome on Thursday and the event was great! Well planned. Here is some video from the party

Cliffs on April 22, 2013 at 2:30 pm

‘Classics in the Dome’ begins 5/3:

5/3, Friday Jaws

5/3, Friday 2001: A Space Odyssey

5/4, Saturday The Red Shoes

5/4, Saturday On the Waterfront

5/5, Sunday Lawrence of Arabia

5/5, Sunday Vertigo

5/6, Monday Dr. Strangelove

5/7, Tuesday Cool Hand Luke

No doubt all digital, but Lawrence should be 4K. Unfortunately, the CapeTown festival is that weekend, so it’s a no go for some.

Flix70 on April 18, 2013 at 10:22 am

AFI Night at the Movies returns to Arclight April 24. Highlights include: Blade Runner, Pulp Fiction and The Thing. As usual one of the 13 films screens in the Dome: this year it’s In The Heat of the Night, introduced by Sidney Poitier.

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on March 23, 2013 at 7:19 pm

“East of Eden” and “Splendor in the Grass” are 35mm, the rest digital.

RogerA on March 23, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Now if they can only get the digital to look as good as 65/70mm

HowardBHaas on March 23, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Are those classics shown in 35mm or, as I’m guessing, 2k or 4k digital?

Flix70 on March 23, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Looks like Arclight has added some additional one-shot retro screenings at the Dome: East of Eden (April 7), Moulin Rouge/Romeo & Juliet (April 14), Slendor in the Grass (April 23), The Untouchables (April 30) and Citizen Kane (May 1).

Flix70 on March 18, 2013 at 10:42 am

Nice to finally hear from somone who went to one of the retro screenings. Glad to hear “Aliens” was a hit, Cliffs. Here’s hoping Arclight will indeed see the merits of retro screenings in the Dome and keep them going year-round. Let us know your thoughts on any future retro screenings you attend. I’m still waiting to hear from anyone who caught “Days of Heaven” back in Feb.

Cliffs on March 14, 2013 at 11:02 am

Aliens in the Dome last night was fantastic!! Looked and sounded tremendous and the theater was just about at capacity. Batman and Back to the Future are getting similarly full. Hopefully these packed screenings remind Arclight/Pacific that the Dome has value beyond being a 3D dump bin.

Flix70 on February 4, 2013 at 10:51 am

So did anybody catch “Days of Heaven” last night at the Dome? Do tell.

Flix70 on January 24, 2013 at 9:24 am

The Dome will also host a Die Hard Marathon on Feb 13: All five films, including the premiere of A Good Day to Die Hard. First film starts at 11:15 AM. Price is $35.

PeterApruzzese on January 23, 2013 at 7:33 pm

All of those are available on standard DCP via the rep departments, so I would assume they are 2K versions.

HowardBHaas on January 23, 2013 at 2:19 pm

2k, 4k, or blu ray or disc?

Manwithnoname on January 23, 2013 at 1:19 pm

All of the above mentioned screenings are digital.

Flix70 on January 23, 2013 at 10:39 am

Also getting evening one-shot screenings at the Dome: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (March 3), Raging Bull (March 10), Aliens (March 13), Back to the Future (March 24) and Say Anything (March 27).

Flix70 on December 31, 2012 at 10:49 am

Terrence Malick’s “Days of Heaven” will get a one-shot screening at the Dome on…wait for it…Super Bowl Sunday (Feb 3, 2013). Are you kidding me?

Cliffs on November 23, 2012 at 4:24 pm

You guys are missing my point because you can’t see past your blind hatred of Twilight. It isn’t about what’s not playing in the Dome, it’s about what is. Chris, have you seen any 3D in the Dome? It’s terrible. That huge curved screen is horrible for 3d, but Arclight doesn’t care (again, despite numerous complaints from viewers). Prometheus used 2 projectors for 3D and the entire right and left quarters of the screen were completely misaligned and impossible to watch (and this also happened with every 3D film to play in there since Avatar). To finally fix the problem, they removed one of the projectors and Amazing Spiderman (while eliminating the ghosting/misalignment) was so dark it was equally unwatchable. I watched most of the movie with the glasses off because it was the lesser of two evils.

Chris, with your hatred of “Lie-Max” can you not see my frustration in a theater that talks all about how presentation quality is their primary goal, yet doesn’t care that the quality of 3D in the Dome is probably one of the worst in the country, yet they continue to force 3D over 2D because fools like me are so in love with the Dome that they keep hoping this time will be different. So yes… Life of Pi: DOME WORTHY. Life of Pi 3D: NOT EVEN CLOSE. But you can’t charge $3.50 extra per seat with the enticement of seeing something at the Dome if you just show 2D.

I’d actually suggested many times to them that the Dome offer 1 or 2 2D showings of film on opening weekends for people who love the Dome but hate 3D in there (even if it’s the late show Saturday night). They steadfastly refuse. They claim it’s because the studios won’t allow them to, despite the fact that theaters like the Ziegfeld in NY and Grauman’s have done exactly that. No, it’s really because they know people will actually flock to the 2D over the 3D and they don’t want to give people what they really want.

Trust me, I love Arclight. I’ve been a member since they re-opened in 2002. I’ve seen more films there than any other theater, but I miss that Arclight. The new Arclight is more concerned with branding itself and becoming a chain with retro-fitted shoe-boxes that don’t really follow the high standards set by Hollywood. They’d rather do pointless Facebook polls about popcorn preferences than actually addressing customer grievances. That’s not the Arclight I fell in love with, though.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on November 23, 2012 at 11:40 am

On cinematic quality alone:

Let the teenyboppers ramshackle and text their way through Auditoriums 1-14 where they belong. Heh…they probably complained that the Dome screen is too big!