Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas

6360 Sunset Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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RogerA on September 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Well if that is true than that would explain the difference in quality throughout the film.

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on September 20, 2012 at 4:35 pm

RogerA, while more than half of The Master was shot in 65mm, using Kodak 5201, 5207 and 5213 stock, the remainder was shot in 35mm.

RogerA on September 20, 2012 at 4:28 pm

“The Master” was not a 35mm blow up it was shot on 65mm negative. The choice not to use the full frame and mask the sides was the decision of the director.

Zubi on September 20, 2012 at 9:22 am

Roger A – “The Master” in 70mm, it should be added, is not a widescreen presentation. As opposed to a stretched 35mm “scope” blowup, it appeared to be a 35mm “flat” blowup. Typically, this type of 70 format features black, vertical bars on left and right sides of frame (not visible, of course, to the audience). In other words, the film stock itself is extra-wide but the projected image is not.

Auntieagent – Most movies look great there—film or digital. However, when possible, the very best pictures to be seen and heard at the Cinerama-Hollywood are the widescreen epics of the 1960s presented in their original, premium FILM formats (something that is increasingly rare, even there). “How the West Was Won” in 3-strip Cinerama (three 35mm projectors working together to form a single great image) is, however, showing there soon and should not be missed—it’s unbelievable. The Cinerama travelogues and the like are impressive too but they can be boring. That is not the case with “HTWWW”. It’s an event. Also, widescreen 70mm 6-track magnetic prints—particularly for visual and orchestral masterpieces like “Ben Hur” and “Lawrence of Arabia”—are stunning and thunderous experiences in the dome. Unlike the 70mm runs of the 1970s and 80s—most of which were 35mm blowups, the great 60s epics were PHOTOGRAPHED in the 70 format and so are particularly breathtaking on the Cinerama’s very large screen. Unfortunately, they seldom show these films in 70 anymore and, when they do, I believe it’s usually with only digital sound.

jsittig on September 20, 2012 at 8:52 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 on September 20, 2012 at 3:17 am

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

RogerA on September 19, 2012 at 6:40 pm

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 on September 19, 2012 at 5:17 pm

What, no reviews of The Master in 70mm?

RussM on September 18, 2012 at 3:21 pm

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 on September 15, 2012 at 12:54 am

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 14, 2012 at 12:29 am

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

CSWalczak on September 13, 2012 at 10:23 am

The 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 12, 2012 at 1:34 am

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 on September 12, 2012 at 12:25 am

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 on September 7, 2012 at 8:10 pm

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

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on September 1, 2012 at 6:54 am

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

RogerA on September 1, 2012 at 12:23 am

I heard about this new film called The Master 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 on August 31, 2012 at 11:26 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.

CSWalczak on August 30, 2012 at 8:50 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 8:37 pm

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

Danny Baldwin
Danny Baldwin on August 30, 2012 at 8:21 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 on August 30, 2012 at 8:15 pm

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

CinemarkFan on August 30, 2012 at 8:03 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 on August 30, 2012 at 7:45 pm

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 on August 22, 2012 at 1:42 pm

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.