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. At a cost of $500,000, the new geodesic-domed Pacific's Cinerama Theater is the first new theater in Hollywood in over 30 years. View shows the exterior of this domed-shaped theater and the crowds of people at the entranceway awaiting for celebrities to arrive for the premiere of "Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World."
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