Can the Cinerama Dome Be Saved? Depends on What You Mean By ‘Save’

Can the Cinerama Dome Be Saved? Depends on What You Mean By ‘Save’
After Pacific Theatres announced Monday that it would not reopen any of its locations, Los Angeles film lovers quickly took to social media with a worry: What would happen to the crown jewel in Pacific’s portfolio, the historic Cinerama Dome?

Over 8,000 have already signed a change.org petition to “Save The Cinerama Dome.” By “save,” the petitioners want the Dome to continue its service as a landmark location for premier exhibition. Now that Arclight Theaters has declined to continue in that role, making that happen will require an exhibitor who shares that appetite in a fractured and uncertain business environment. However, there’s also the other kind of “save.” High-rises are going up all over Hollywood; could a developer bulldoze the historic dome to make way for more luxury condos?

Much of that equation lies in the hands of Decurion Corp, the umbrella company that not only represents the
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