Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood

6360 Sunset Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Previously operated by: ArcLight Cinemas, Pacific Theatres

Firms: Welton Becket & Associates

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Barry Lyndon opens at the Cinerama Dome, 1975

A geodesic dome built for the Cinerama format, this mini-Epcot like structure is a wonder of 1960’s showmanship. Featuring an enormous curved screen and ample seating underneath the large dome, the Cinerama Dome is famous for blending first run films with the occasional revival classic. The Cinerama Dome opened November 7, 1963 with 937 seats and the World Premiere in 70mm of “Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”. Additional 70mm films included the West Coast premiere of “The Greatest Story Ever Told” on February 17, 1965, the World Premiere of “The Battle of the Bulge” on December 16, 1965 and the World Premiere of “Ice Station Zebra” on October 23, 1968. In 1999, The Dome exhibited an exclusive week long showing of the original “Blade Runner” answer print.

The Cinerama Dome was recently renovated by Pacific Theatres and the theatre is now able to exhibit 3-strip Cinerama features – something it never did even when it first opened. The Cinerama Dome and the Seattle Cinerama are currently the only theatres in the US equipped to show 3-strip Cinerama prints. In 2002, the restored “This Is Cinerama” was shown in 3-strip Cinerama, the first time it had been screened at the Cinerama Dome. The original 3-strip Cinerama version of “How The West Was Won” was shown in February 2003 and October 2005.

A new 14-screen luxury theatre, ArcLight Hollywood Dome was opened on March 22, 2002. It adjoins the original Cinerama Dome and offerd first-run commercial, art, revival, and other specialty films. A unique movie lover’s paradise.

The Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood was closed on March 17, 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was announced on April 13, 2021 that the closure would be permanent in all ArcLight/Pacific Theatres.

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Flix70 on April 18, 2021 at 6:31 pm

The little-seen 1981 Libyan historical war epic “Lion of the Desert” starring Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed & Rod Steiger opened at the Dome 40 years ago this weekend (April 17, 1981). Controversial at the time for being bankrolled by the Libyan government under Muammar Gaddafi, the film was well received by critics but not audiences. According to, an unadvertised 70mm print screened at the Dome.

DavidZornig on April 19, 2021 at 10:32 pm

I received this update/explanation for the closure via the petition organizers.

RogerA on May 19, 2021 at 2:11 pm

Looks like they are going to run a 70mm print of Tenet at the Legion Theater in Hollywood.

Cinerama on June 3, 2021 at 3:22 pm

AMC eyes ArcLight locations

Cinerama on June 4, 2021 at 9:33 pm

Added about 200 ads/articles for the Cinerama Dome -

stevenj on June 5, 2021 at 8:17 pm

Just scrolled through the lot of them Cinerama- thanks for taking the time to post them.

rivest266 on August 3, 2021 at 9:06 pm

theatre no longer boarded up per:

MSC77 on September 21, 2021 at 9:04 pm

Cinerama Dome playdates article was recently published.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on September 21, 2021 at 9:39 pm

Interesting how “2001” didn’t play at the Dome until July 1974. Many people assume it played there in its initial release in 1968.

Flix70 on October 20, 2021 at 7:47 pm

If your’re a true fan of cinema and the Cinerama Dome, do yourself a favor & check out Cinerama’s exceptional Cinerama Dome page at Insightful articles, pictures & tons of ads for nearly every film that played there since 1963, in order.

I love how they were already promoting the “Its A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” premiere before they even broke ground on the Dome. And that it was basically announced, built & opened in the span of seven months under a 24-hour-a-day schedule. Crazy.

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