ArcLight Cinema Company is the most recently established subsidiary of Pacific Theatres Entertainment Corporation. An extensive evaluation of the exhibition industry and audience attitudes led to the creation of ArcLight, whose purpose is to create opportunities for transformational experiences. ArcLight exists to meet the needs and wants of moviegoers who seek a place of care and respect and who will value the experience of greater connection with its crew members, other customers, its environment, and the film.
The first ArcLight theater, in the heart of Hollywood at Sunset and Vine, incorporated 14 new auditoriums and the world-famous Cinerama Dome, which at the time of its opening in 1963 contained the largest motion picture projection screen in the world. ArcLight Hollywood opened in March of 2002. Through such amenities as reserved seating, state-of-the-art sound and picture quality, pre-screening lectures, special events, a movie-focused gift shop, a custom-designed web site, and the introduction of a café/bar to the moviegoing venue, ArcLight extends and enhances the moviegoing experience. The second ArcLight opened in Sherman Oaks in December 2007. ArcLight has since then opened in Pasadena, Beach Cities, and La Jolla, California. Recently announced sites include Santa Monica, California; Bethesda, Maryland; and Chicago, Illinois.
More information, plus current programming and reserved-seat ticketing, is available at www.arclightcinemas.com.