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3915 S. University Avenue,
Little Rock, AR 72204

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The former UA Cinema 150 opened with an enormous dome roof and a 120 degree curved screen. In addition to standard 35mm, the theater also showed 70mm and D-150 formats. When this happened, a large BLUE curvulon is used.

After years of service, the UA Cinema 150 closed in May 2003. This was the last operating Dimension 150 theater in the country and represents another loss to that era of widescreen cinema.

The theater reopened as a concert venue in 2006.

Contributed by Richard Peterson, Cinema Treasures

Recent comments (view all 41 comments)

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on June 2, 2010 at 11:23 pm

Very intersting looking building, too bad they close up all the good ones.

JFBrantley
JFBrantley on June 18, 2010 at 11:58 pm

I was in Little Rock once in the 1980s and saw the last Dirty Harry movie at this theater. I loved how big the screen was. One funny note was before the feature and after the previews, you saw a warning on the screen that switching auditoriums was prohibited.
Quite funny in a single screen theater.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 19, 2010 at 12:59 am

You saw “THE DEAD POOL” J.B. for the record.

pfudd
pfudd on September 23, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Words cannot describe how special this theater was. Saturdays, my family would make a day trip out of coming from Hot Springs to see a film. The experience ranked up there with going to see the Razorbacks play just up the road at War Memorial. For a couple of night games I was lucky enough to see a matinee before heading up to the stadium. The cinema had two entrances on opposite sides of the lobby and there was always a race between the kids to get a seat directly under the domes center because it almost had a 3D effect.

I thought about listing all the films I saw there as way to explain how great the experience was but a list just doesn’t describe what an awesome experience truly was. After some time I finally came up with an idea that might explain how special the 150 truly was. I saw Waterworld there and it was one of the best films ever made! I wish I could have seen Heaven’s Gate or Ishtar there, that would have been awesome! Can someone explain to me how Elizabeth Berkley didn’t win an Oscar for Showgirls? Ok, that last won was a reach, but hopefully I made my point.

SeeingI
SeeingI on January 11, 2011 at 3:58 pm

I am from Tennessee, but was on a family vacation when we saw “Starman” here in 1984. The venue made a huge impression on me! I am glad to find reference to it here.

Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick on July 20, 2011 at 2:56 am

There are some interior images at this site.

jimseabough
jimseabough on March 15, 2012 at 5:58 pm

I remember going to this theatre when I was in college in 1968. Saw SOUTH PACIFIC reissue there and I am pretty sure it was a 70MM print.

dcbohn
dcbohn on April 30, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I worked at the old UA Four, near the Southwest Mall, for about a year, in ‘72/'73, and any UA employee was allowed to see free movies at any other UA theater in Little Rock. My first wife was an employee at The Cinema 150 (That’s what we all knew it as), and we saw quite a few movies there. But… Well before that, I saw 'Ben-Hur’ at The Cinema, in 1969, for it’s 10th anniversary re-release. The chariot race, on that huge, curved screen, was absolutely AWESOME!!

corgi
corgi on March 6, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Saw Patton, True Grit, Tora! Tora! Tora! and other greats at this theatre in the 60’s and 70’s. I think they even had a world premier there not too long after opening. I lived just down Asher Avenue and could walk there although it was a dicey proposition at that intersection even in those days. :–)

dcbohn
dcbohn on March 7, 2013 at 12:06 am

See my list on the IMDb, at http://www.imdb.com/list/dyuCm5hS9x0/

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