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Premiere at Pacific's Cinerama Theatre
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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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.
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."
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box.
Pacific Theaters' Cinerama Dome (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (Motion picture)
Motion picture theaters--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Geodesic domes--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Fans (Persons)--California--Los Angeles
Crowds--California--Los Angeles
Motion picture premieres--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Sunset Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Night photographs
Welton Becket and Associates
Time Period

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