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Exterior of Cinerama Theatre
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1965
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.
An exterior view from down and across the street showing the domed theater and the marquee advertising: "George Stevens" "The Greatest Story Ever Told." Cars are seen parked beside the theater and outside the theater.
1 photographic print :color
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Hollywood-Theaters-Cinerama Dome
Pacific Theaters' Cinerama Dome (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Greatest story ever told (Motion picture)
Motion picture theaters--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Geodesic domes--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sunset Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Welton Becket and Associates

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