Pacific 1-2-3

6433 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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MSC77 on April 4, 2018 at 4:37 am

Just in time for the big anniversary, here’s a new retrospective article on Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The Warner Hollywood/Hollywood Pacific and lots of other cinemas get mentioned in the piece.

Still the Ultimate Trip: Remembering “2001: A Space Odyssey” on its 50th Anniversary

DavidZornig on January 9, 2018 at 8:31 pm

1946 photo added courtesy of James J. Chun.

DavidZornig on August 5, 2017 at 7:50 am

Yesterday’s LA Curbed article about the Warner with photos.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 18, 2017 at 9:43 pm

Thanks for posting the photos, Matt. I was only in the Warner Hollywood once, when I was about nine years old and our elementary school class went on a field trip to see This is Cinerama. The auditorium looks a bit smaller than I remember it,perhaps because the upper part is obscured by the triplexing.

Also, there were the three Cinerama projection booths on the orchestra floor when I was there, and we were seated close beside the central one and very near the enormous screen. But I actually have a clearer memory of the lobby than I do of the auditorium. It’s good to see that the decorative detail is still in pretty good condition.

Matt Lambros
Matt Lambros on July 18, 2017 at 11:52 am

I recently photographed the Warner (Pacific) Hollywood Theatre. Check out the photographs and a short write up at the link above.

DavidZornig on April 20, 2017 at 9:06 pm

1965 photo added courtesy of the Americas Past In Photos Facebook page.

JimFarris on April 17, 2017 at 2:40 pm

One of my best moving gowing memories ever as a kid. Mom and Dad took me to “How the West Was Won” in REAL Cinerama. The early 60’s were not so happy at my house but this cinema treat was amazing.

rivest266 on August 5, 2016 at 4:12 pm

April 26th, 1928 grand opening ad in the photo section.

CStefanic on May 17, 2016 at 1:17 pm

I hope so. It’s deserves to show films once again.

To be honest, anyone who holds leases/rights/et al on any of the remaining palaces/houses would be stupid to demolish. Soon conglomerate multiplexes are going to lose their vogue, the real estate for cost per square foot to show a film will be too much, and the smart studios will send their pictures to a more levelled, reasonably priced, and elegantly structured house or palace, on the Blvd or not.

I only pray it is sooner rather than later.

esther414 on May 17, 2015 at 10:16 am

Terrywade, have not heard this rumour at all. City would not allow the building to be demolished. Hotel would not be a bad idea. I have a sense this amazing theatre will come to life again.

terrywade on January 22, 2015 at 7:41 pm

The Forman/Pacific owners are getting money hungry again. They want to unload this former Pacific Cinerama theatre that has sat dead for many years. The wrecking ball is coming soon for a new hotel on Hollywood Blvd on the spot this old Warner Hollywood Theatre stands empty today. Time to re open for something before the jack hammers come in.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 19, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Indeed, This is Cinerama had been running at the Broadway Theatre in New York for seven months, since September 30, 1952, and at the Music Hall in Detroit for more than a month, beginning March 23, 1953, before it opened at the Warner Hollywood on April 29, 1953. The fourth Cinerama installation was at the Warner Theatre in New York, to which the movie moved after playing 36 weeks at the Broadway. Chicago’s Palace Theatre got the fifth installation, and the movie opened there some three months after its Hollywood opening. Cinerama was rolled out very slowly. By the end of 1953, there had been only ten installations.

edlambert on July 19, 2014 at 4:27 pm

The Warner in Hollywood did not screen the world premiere of “This is Cinerama.” The Broadway in New York City premiered the film. The second city to install a Cinerama facility was Detroit. Hollywood may have been the third installation.

Escott O. Norton
Escott O. Norton on July 8, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Not sure who WPT is but that twitter address doesn’t exist. The Facebook page for Hollywood Pacific Theater is run by a fan with good intentions, not the owner or leaseholder. There are new rumors swirling around, and preservation groups are mobilizing. Someone claiming to be a representative for the developer was meeting with community groups last week, and falsely claiming that the Theatre is not worth saving. Here is a great article: Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation and Hollywood Heritage are working together on this and will be reporting on Facebook and our websites of any developments.

CStefanic on May 9, 2014 at 8:50 am

I will like it but what the heck is up with the WPT ^^ posting that WE need to post updates when they themselves are tweeting?!?!?

esther414 on April 21, 2014 at 7:37 pm

There is a Facebook page calling all friends of the Warner Pacific Theatre. Please LIKE the page to show how much we care for this amazing icon on Hollywood Boulevard.

billfh on April 19, 2014 at 4:55 am

Though my sister worked at the Chinese, the Pacific was my favorite theater as a kid in Hollywood. I lived back behind it on Yucca and would not only go to movies but also used the cavernous parking lot to roller skate in on weekend mornings (skate, not blade, this was 1980!). I was there 2 weeks ago, circling the theater, taking a lot of pictures. They’re doing some construction just to the right of the theater, does anybody know what that is?

WarnersPacificTheatre on April 9, 2014 at 9:47 pm

Tweet and follow @TheaterPacific if you have any updates on the status of the Pacific Theater in Hollywood…or just share your photos and memories!

CTCrouch on December 6, 2013 at 2:28 am

Over the past month, they’ve boarded over the theatre and office space entrances, removed an old tobacco store sign, and “blacked out” the street level units. Whether this is a sign someone is about to undertake some work on the property or merely the final stage of “mothballing” the building is a mystery (i.e. nothing has been mentioned in the media).

CStefanic on September 2, 2013 at 4:55 pm

The theatre is vacant now. Someone can re-open and show new/older movies. Come, come now!

William on June 3, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Yes, I know that rumor has been around for that time. But the problem with the stage is not a real problem, if they do go and reopen the theatre. They can expand the stage and stagehouse areas into the parking area behind. Pacific owns the whole block area. Pacific Theatres has been wanting to sell the building since the late 80’s-early 1990’s. I was the last projectionist for the theatre before it closed. When the Wiltern Theatre reopened they expanded the rear of the stagehouse.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 3, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Rumors that Shubert might take over the old Warner Hollywood have been around for more than a decade. An August 31, 2001, item in the Los Angeles Times said that the idea had been floated by Leron Gubler, executive director of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. It’s been floating ever since.

Maybe the Shubert organization was just waiting for the church’s lease to end, but then with their deep pockets it seems they would have been able to buy out the church’s lease twelve years ago, before the Shubert Theatre in Century City was demolished, if they’d really wanted the place.

Because the Warner’s auditorium is set at a 45 degree angle, the stage is rather oddly shaped and small, being stuck into a corner of the building. That could be a deterrent to conversion. There is a parking lot next door, so there would be room to expand the stage (if the land is available), but it would be very costly.

William on June 3, 2013 at 11:08 am

The church that was leasing the theatre from Pacific is due out of the theatre at the end of June 2013. There is talk about Pacific doing condo/retail complex with the theatre building. That would make sense with the Shubert Company handling the Warner. The only other theatres would be the ones on Broadway Downtown.

terrywade on June 3, 2013 at 10:37 am

Have not heard any more info on the Hollywood Warner Cinerama. I did hear last week people from Shubert NYC were in Hollywood looking at the Warner and a few other older theatres in the area. I think they are looking for a theatre spot in Southern CA. All my friends in the real estate business in LA say things are about to open up soon for the old Warner Hollywood. Pacific wants to sell or lease out the place bad. Please not another night club!!!!!

Bill H
Bill H on April 26, 2013 at 2:01 pm

This theater is 85 years old today…