The Dolby® Theatre℠ will serve as an ongoing showcase for the latest innovations in Dolby entertainment technology, including Dolby® Atmos™, a breakthrough audio technology that delivers the most natural, life-like sensory experience. The Dolby Theatre also features Dolby 3D, a state-of-the-art imaging solution that provides audiences with a superior 3D experience. Dolby will continue to update the 180,000-square-foot, 3,400-seat Dolby Theatre with cutting edge technologies, ensuring that Dolby Theatre sets the stage for entertainment technology as host of the world's biggest movie premieres, events, and performances, for years to come.
As a first class live entertainment venue,
Dolby Theatre has hosted a range of prestigious
artists and events including IRIS by Cirque du Soleil, Alicia Keys, Celine
Dion, Prince, Elvis Costello, Barry Manilow,
Stevie Wonder, Harry Connick, Jr., Melissa
Etheridge, Dixie Chicks, Tyler Perry, American
Ballet Theatre and various touring Broadway
television and awards events at Dolby Theatre
have included the American Idol finals, AFI
Lifetime Achievement Awards to Tom Hanks, Meryl
Streep, and George Lucas, Daytime Emmy Awards,
ESPY Awards and BET Awards.
the theatergoer, the Dolby Theatre experience
begins on Hollywood Boulevard, where a towering
portal, designed by Rockwell, serves as the
grand entrance to the theatre, which is
back from the street. A two-story Awards Walk,
featuring backlit glass plaques for each Best
Picture Oscar® winner on a series of limestone
portals, leads up a sweeping staircase with
red mosaic tile to the main entrance.
The five-level theatre lobby is centered by
a grand spiral staircase with cherrywood balustrades,
topped by an oval, uplit silvery dome. Certain
lobby design elements were inspired by Michelangelo’s
Campodiglio in Rome and Busby Berkeley’s
choreography. Twenty-six spectacular images
of famous Oscar® winners including Grace
Kelly, Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Halle
Berry and Julia Roberts are permanently displayed
on four lobby levels as photographic transparencies
on clear plexiglass hung in front of shimmering
beaded “silver screen” panels.
The audience chamber is highlighted by a silver-leafed “tiara”,
a striking, looping oval structure that both
supports and disguises an immense ceiling grid
for lighting. Reflective ribs from the tiara
extend down between the theatre’s box
seats, creating a continuous flow from wall
to ceiling. The chamber was designed to draw
attention to the action on the stage, as well
as to achieve the maximum intimacy between
audience and performers. It is appointed with
sumptuous details that give the space warmth
including cherrywood finishes and deep plum
upholstery, as well as a shimmering glow provided
by curtains of two shades of iridescent fabric
and a fine bronze mesh that stretches to the
top of the proscenium, which measures some
64 feet wide by 35 feet high. The main stage
area is one of the largest in the nation, at
120 feet wide and 75 feet deep.
Wolfgang Puck Catering and Events, owned by
celebrated chef Wolfgang Puck, is the exclusive
provider of food and beverage services for
Dolby Theatre, including front of house, backstage
and special private events that can be held
in the theatre lobbies and the Dolby Lounge.
Guided theatre tours are offered seven days
a week, with rare production and performance
schedule exceptions, from 10:30 am to 2:30
pm, departing every 30 minutes. The walking
tour offers visitors architectural and historical
highlights of the world-renowned venue, as
well as a glimpse of the ultra glamorous side
of Dolby Theatre on Hollywood’s biggest
night – the Oscars®.
Dolby Theatre is located within the Hollywood & Highland Center, which consists of over 640,000 square feet of space featuring national, regional and local retail tenants, a variety of restaurants, several of Hollywood’s hottest nightclubs, a six screen state-of-the-art cinema adjacent to the world-famous TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly known as Grauman’s) and the 640 room Loews Hollywood Hotel. CIM Group, an integrated, full-service real estate investor and operator based in Hollywood, became the owner of Hollywood & Highland Center in February 2004.
CIM Group is a leading real estate and infrastructure investment firm that since 1994 has systematically and successfully invested in dynamic and densely populated communities throughout North America. CIM Group draws on its experienced team of real estate, investment and finance professionals to identify and pursue investment opportunities in three primary strategic categories: repositioning and development projects in established and emerging urban areas; well-positioned operating properties in transitional districts; and infrastructure. CIM manages three distinct portfolios, including opportunistic, stabilized and infrastructure funds, each of which are diversified by geography and type of property within that risk profile. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CIM maintains regional offices in New York, the San Francisco Bay Area and Bethesda, Maryland.
From the cinema to the living room, Dolby continues to transform entertainment experience. For over 40 years, Dolby has led the way in helping moviemakers realize their visions, to create movies that will be experienced just as moviemakers intended. The Dolby Theatre amplifies Dolby's commitment to science and innovation, and its dedication to creating technologies that enable movies to immerse audiences in the experience. Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) is the global leader in technologies that are essential elements in the best entertainment experiences. Founded in 1965 and best known for high-quality audio and surround sound in environments from the cinema to the living room to mobile devices, Dolby creates innovations that enrich entertainment at the movies, at home, or on the go. For more information about Dolby Laboratories or Dolby technologies, please visit www.dolby.com.
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