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Pacific Cinerama Theatre, Hollywood, looking north
Alternative Title
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Photo Collection
Kelly, Howard D
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
Welton Becket and Associates.; Honnold & Rex.; Kelly-Holiday
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Pacific Theaters' Cinerama Dome, located at 6360 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California, was designed to present widescreen Cinerama films and was originally developed by Saul Pick. It was adapted by the noted architectural firm of Welton Becket and Associates and opened on November 2, 1963 with the press premiere of "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World". Built in only 16 weeks, the domed roof is comprised of 316 pre-cast concrete panels, most of which are hexagonal, and each weighing approximately 3,200 lbs., with a wide screen measuring 32 x 86 feet. The Cinerama Dome, the first and only theater of its kind in the world, has been host to over four decades of premieres and blockbusters; it was declared a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument on December 18, 1998.
Aerial view of a Pacific Drive-In Theater property construction site, and the future home of Pacific Cinerama Theatre, located at 6360 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood; view is looking north. Cahuenga Blvd. is vertically at left; Ivar Ave. is bottom middle, zigzagging to upper left; Vine St. is middle right to upper middle; De Longpre Ave. is horizontally at bottom; Sunset Blvd. is horizontally at center; Selma Ave. is horizontally farther up; Hollywood (101) Freeway is visible in the distance. Photograph dated July 1963.
1 color negative :safety ;10 x 13 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
KH 290 C-9
Pacific Theaters' Cinerama Dome (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Motion picture theaters--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Commercial buildings--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Building construction--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Parking lots--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Mountains--California, Southern
Express highways--California, Southern
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Domes--California--Los Angeles
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Aerial views
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.)
De Longpre´ Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sunset Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Ivar Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Vine Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
United States Highway 101
Aerial photographs

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