Pacific 1-2-3

6433 Hollywood Boulevard,
Hollywood,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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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
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: http://parklabreanewsbeverlypress.com/news/2014/07/advocates-fear-warner-bros-theatre-is-at-risk/ 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. www.LAHTF.org

CStefanic
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
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. https://www.facebook.com/HollywoodPacificTheater

billfh
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…

esther414
esther414 on March 16, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Terry Wade; have you heard anything more about the Pacific Warner Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard?

terrywade
terrywade on January 24, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Big rumor going around Hollywood these days that the Scientology people that own so many building in Hollywood are makeing a move to get the Warner Pacific Cinerama office building and theatre on Hollywood Blvd from Pacific Theatres. I beleive a small church group rents out the large theatre on Sundays. This great theatre has huge office space above, so they may want to convert to class rooms ect like they have done all over Hollywood Blvd. Some bolder people have even called me the last few weeks that they heard the Scientology gang wants to buy the whole chain Arclight with the Cinerama Dome Theatre as their world headquaters. I hope this does not happen and that’s why I think people spreading the rumor got confused and the S church people are only interested in the Warner Hollywood building and theatre. My friends at Pacific Theatres are keeping their mouth closed about what is going on. They won’t tell me yes or now. If the Scientology group get’s the Dome Tom Cruise and John Travolta can show their films along with a space religious show in the Cinerama Dome. Pacific did sell off all there San Diego theatres recently. But If the Pacific/Arclight family wants to sell the Arclight brand chain why are they going into the Chicago market at this time? I don’t think they will sell to a church they are not in the movie theatre business. Lets see who comes out with the correct info about the future of the Warner Cinerama Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. Hope the new owners or renters trim the two trees that are wrecking the marquee. Gone may be the two tall Pacific blue Pacific neon towers on the roof, they may soon flash Scientology! I was always hoping that the Shuberts came into the Warner Hollywood to give the Pantages Nederlanders some competition down the street.

jsittig
jsittig on August 23, 2012 at 5:22 pm

The Cinerama screen was removed in the early 1970’s. Not sure of the date. Clockwork Orange played here and it still had the curve at that time. In fact, it still had the CINERAMA name on the marquee in lights where the words PACIFIC are now.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on August 23, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Roland Lataille’s page for this this theater confirms that a flat screen was installed and that the deeply-curved Cinerama strip screen removed, but no date is given. My guess it was sometime after the run of “2001” which ended in the fall of 1970 (which was the last Cinerama film of any kind to play at the Warner Hollywood) and probably not later than the triplexing of the theater in 1978.

bigjoe59
bigjoe59 on August 23, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Hello From-

i first traveled out to L.A. in the spring of 1980 and did so for the next several years. to which my question- the first several years i went to the Pacific on a handful of occasions. by the luck of the draw the film i chose was always playing in the main auditorium. when i first went came out to L.A. in 1980 i could
swear in fact i’m 99% certain they still had the curved Cinerama screen up in the main auditorium. so did they keep it up from the early 80s to when the theater closed in August of ‘94 or was it replaced with a regular flat screen at some point?

RogerA
RogerA on May 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Diana I hope if you do buy the H.P. and reopen it that you will restore it to what it once was. The only problem with that is the cost. Big theaters just don’t make money like they used to.

William
William on June 18, 2011 at 5:29 pm

You was there when Jack Tate was there and later the World Theatre.

DianaMarks(Brennan)
DianaMarks(Brennan) on June 18, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I want to buy the old H.P. and reopen it one day.

ian williams
ian williams on June 18, 2011 at 3:25 am

What a sad street Hollywood Blvd. is now. Only saving grace for movie buffs is the El Capitan beautifly restored by Disney from the horrible modern plaster treatment by Paramount circa 1960? Also with the former 4/36 Wurlitzer from possibly the greatest movie palace of all, the Fox Theatre in San Francisco! Of course, Grauman’s Chinese goes on as usual. IMHO, the most beautifl thetrein the LA area is the Los Angeles in Downtown LA. 2nd? The Pantages; 3rd. The Chinese. The Los Angeles is avalable for film shoots @ $10,000 a day!!!

Ian Williams, Founding Member, Save The Regent Theatre (Melbourne) Committee. LOOK UP MY WEB PAGE for the TRUE story of the fight to save this theatre which has been my life’s love. I am the ONLY member of a cetain film society who has had a long association with this hstoric theatre right through the restoration period. Have they ever ‘reconized’ this? NOT BLOODY LIKELY !!! …………………….www.regenttheatremelbourne.com …………………….The Ghost That Won’t Lie Dpwn"

William
William on June 8, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Back in the day there was so many theatres to choose from to see a film. The Pacific will come back some day after someone with really deep pockets works on it.

socal09
socal09 on June 8, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Why would the Chinese 6 close? That place is packed with tourists. Also you’re forgetting the old Egyption movie theatre, now the American Cinemateque shows movies regularly. Hollywood Blvd is hardly void of film exhibition