“Forgotten Hollywood”- This is Cinerama!

Posted on October 2, 2010 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

  Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History will now be sold at the gift shop of at least two Southern California ArcLight Cinemas locations. Look for my paperback in Hollywood, site of the original Cinerama Dome, and their brand new location in El Segundo (opening soon). Now you will be able to catch the latest flicks, and purchase my book after a visit to the movies.


   The Cinerama Dome is a historic Hollywood location. According to their website:

Built (in only 16 weeks) in 1963, Pacific Theatres’ Cinerama Dome opened with the “single-strip Cinerama” production of “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”, and has been host to over four decades of premieres and blockbusters since then. Still under the ownership of Pacific Theatres, the first and largest theater of its kind in the world was carefully refurbished and refreshed, reopening as part of ArcLight Hollywood in March, 2002. The signature marquee and portico on Sunset Boulevard and the 316 hexagons in the geodesic dome were restored to their original dramatic presence. The Dome still seats more than 800 guests per showing, and the historic loge seating which has been a favorite of moviegoers over the years has been maintained.

   This is the location where I personally saw the world premeire of Back to the Future. From time to time, they’ve also screened Lowell Thomas’ 1952 production of This is Cinerama, which received an Oscar nomination for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture. Basically a wide- screen travelogue, Thomas narrates the film, and appears before each segment. More recently, my wife Laurie and I visited ArcLight to see There Will Be Blood and Revolutionary Road.

   ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood is at 6360 W. Sunset Blvd. (between Vine and Ivar). For a complete listing of their latest movie attractions – visit their website at:


  Until next time>                             “never forget”

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