Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Cinerama Dome

6360 W Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028

Opening on November 7th 1963, the Cinerama Dome is a terrific piece of Hollywood history. A 2002 restoration allowed this theater to play three projector "Cinerama" features, making it one of the last theaters to do so. But beyond all of the technical aspects of the place, it just looks so dang cool! Motion picture enthusiasts fought long and hard for the preservation of this example of recent history. Like all great architecture from the 60's, developers wanted to possibly tear it down. Today it is part of a Pacific Theater Multiplex, but the main theater is mostly unchanged.

A small detour had me on Sunset boulevard sitting in traffic. I was able to get these two pictures. I love the design of this building. The first of the concrete panels was laid on August 29th, 1963. So today is an anniversary of sorts.

Visit Pacific Theaters website here.


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