The owners of the Cinerama Dome have obtained a liquor license, taking one step closer to reopening the theater and adjacent 14-screen multiplex in Hollywood.
Decurion Corp., the family company that has owned the Dome since it was built in 1963, has remained silent about its plans since it closed the 17 locations of its Pacific Theaters and ArcLight chains and filed for bankruptcy last year. During the bankruptcy, Decurion held on to its most prized site – the ArcLight Hollywood and the Dome – and there were widespread rumors and reports that the company planned to eventually reopen the theater.
On June 3, the State Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control granted a liquor license that allowed Decurion to operate a restaurant and two bars on the premises. According to license application received from diversitythe complex will henceforth be known as “Cinerama Hollywood”.
The application doesn’t reveal the news that fans want to know most – that is, when the theater will reopen. But it includes schematics showing the company plans to reopen the dome, as well as all 14 screens, of the former ArcLight Hollywood. The facility has been dormant since the pandemic began more than two years ago.
Decurion declined to comment.
diversity previously reported that Christopher Forman, the CEO of Decurion Corp. third generation, intended to redesign and reopen the Hollywood location as “a place of uncompromising excellence.”
The application includes a sample menu for the restaurant, suggesting that the company is indeed aiming for a higher price, at least by theatrical standards. The mezzanine will feature savory foods — fries and caviar, Parker House buns, vegetable tart tatin, oysters and octopus — ranging in price from $9 to $32. Located on the lobby level, the restaurant offers wild prawns with yuzu kosho butter and pickled carrots, pecorino sardo (a feta cheese) with raw honey and fennel pollen, and whipped ricotta tartines. Appetizer prices range from $18 to $38.
A bankruptcy trustee recently auctioned off 15,000 items that once belonged to the Pacific Theaters chain, including projectors, theater seats and concession equipment.
AMC Theaters and Regal have taken over a handful of the former ArcLight and Pacific locations, though many others remain vacant. In May, the Landmark Pico announced its closure, leaving the city less of a prime theater location.
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