ArcLight and Cinerama Dome are closing for good. Here’s a tribute to the beloved venues

The exterior of the Cinerama Dome is seen prior to the 2002 IFP/West Los Angeles Film Festival Opening Night Gala on June 20, 2002 in Hollywood, California. However, it won’t reopen after the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images

The owners of ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres said on Monday that none of their locations would be returning after the COVID-19 pandemic. That means no more ArcLight caramel corn or movie-pour glasses of wine.

To remember these theaters, particularly the iconic Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, KCRW talks with Christy Lemire. She writes for RogerEbert.com and co-hosts the podcast Breakfast All Day. 

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