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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World at Cinerama Dome
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph included in the Exhibit: L.A. Landmarks - Lost and Almost Lost.
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.
Crowds outside the Pacific Cinerama Dome for a screening of the film, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
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Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Hollywood-Theaters-Pacific's Cinerama; A-007-740 4x5
Pacific Theaters' Cinerama Dome (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Motion picture theaters--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Marquees--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Crowds--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Night photographs
Sunset Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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