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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:39 pm    Post subject: RIP Arclight Cinemas

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/arclight-cinemas-and-pacific-theatres-to-close

This (bleep) hurts. Arclight theaters (particularly the Sunset/Dome location) were my favorite place to watch movies due to how much they respected the screening experience. They had the best hardware and the best customer service. I was really looking forward to enjoying a movie there as an official milestone for the end of COVID.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:36 am    Post subject:

Saw Terminator 2 premiere at the Cinerama Dome back in the day. Hope they figure out a way to save the building.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:48 am    Post subject:

This is huge. Arclight is/was the real thing—total cut above just going to a movie house. A real bummer. I have to imagine someone will come along and save The Dome, so many memories there, like sneaking in to see Apocalypse Now the week it was released.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:26 am    Post subject:

Feels like one of the city’s vital organs getting removed.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:15 am    Post subject:

This is horrible news! Going there was always like a special event for my family. Like going to a fancy restaurant for dinner or something.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:24 am    Post subject:

One of the activities I miss the most is going to the movies, especially at this time of year. Hopefully, a few of these companies survive the pandemic and can keep these historic theaters alive.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:08 pm    Post subject:

shame. I grew up a few apts off hollywood blvd and Van Ness. Losing theatres this iconic is a shame and unfortunately kids today have no idea how the movie experience used to be and should be.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:57 am    Post subject:

Petition: Save The Cinerama Dome
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:49 pm    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
This is huge. Arclight is/was the real thing—total cut above just going to a movie house. A real bummer. I have to imagine someone will come along and save The Dome, so many memories there, like sneaking in to see Apocalypse Now the week it was released.


Yeah, depressing.

Like you said, I got to think someone will be looking into what it would take to keep it.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:22 pm    Post subject:

Used to go to the Santa Monica Third Street Promenade location.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:06 pm    Post subject:

I had a lot of really nice memories with Pacific Theaters...Spent some nice time there with friends, dates, etc. I remember when they opened in Winnetka - Te screens were massive. It's definitely sad to see this.

The large movie theaters were able to survive by issuing and selling more shares of their stock, as well as convertible bonds. Arclight just didn't have the same access to capital, and had no way to survive. I think we'll have more smaller theaters follow suit.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:46 pm    Post subject:

VR film experience is the future, baby.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:10 pm    Post subject:

Hammett wrote:
VR film experience is the future, baby.


No.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:10 pm    Post subject:

Hammett wrote:
VR film experience is the future, baby.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:50 pm    Post subject:

Hammett wrote:
VR film experience is the future, baby.

Just like 3D was
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:07 pm    Post subject:

ocho wrote:
Hammett wrote:
VR film experience is the future, baby.


No . . . NO . . . nope . . . no WAY . . . never . . . uh uh . . . just f****** NO . . .


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:52 am    Post subject:

DancingBarry wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
This is huge. Arclight is/was the real thing—total cut above just going to a movie house. A real bummer. I have to imagine someone will come along and save The Dome, so many memories there, like sneaking in to see Apocalypse Now the week it was released.


Yeah, depressing.

Like you said, I got to think someone will be looking into what it would take to keep it.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:45 pm    Post subject:

i have feeling Tarantino will buy the Dome.
Call it a hunch.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:02 am    Post subject:

Hammett wrote:
VR film experience is the future, baby.


AR is the future. You’re gonna put on glasses and watch the movie take place on Venture Blvd.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:10 am    Post subject:

eddiejonze wrote:
i have feeling Tarantino will buy the Dome.
Call it a hunch.


Buying the single screen New Bev and buying the Dome are two very different magnitudes of purchases. If the Dome/Arclight are to be revived it will take serious cash.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:46 am    Post subject:

ocho wrote:
eddiejonze wrote:
i have feeling Tarantino will buy the Dome.
Call it a hunch.


Buying the single screen New Bev and buying the Dome are two very different magnitudes of purchases. If the Dome/Arclight are to be revived it will take serious cash.

I said the dome, I'm sure he has no interest in the garish, never should have been built, Arclight section and with creative renovation- The Dome could be separated and the other theaters repurposed like the old Galaxy theater on Hollywood Blvd. that became an LA fitness lol.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:55 pm    Post subject:

Was it Covid that did them in or were they struggling before hand? I'm really f'en bummed out as the Dome was on my bucket list of local stuff to knock out.
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2021 9:13 pm    Post subject:

Unfortunate. Love the going to the movie experience and these theaters were part of that.
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2021 9:14 pm    Post subject:

jonnybravo wrote:
Was it Covid that did them in or were they struggling before hand? I'm really f'en bummed out as the Dome was on my bucket list of local stuff to knock out.


Someone may keep it open Jonny as a new buyer, so there is that
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