About The Theatre:
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 productions.
Notable 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.
For 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 set 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.
I had the good fortune to attend the Justice League premiere at Dolby Theatre in November. It's selling it short to say it's a world-class setup. This was a special day but the facility itself is awesome and the picture and sound for the movie were off the charts. I came back the next day to take the official tour and it was very cool. Getting to see all the behind-the-scenes spaces was fun and the tour guide was funny and knew his stuff. It's not a LONG tour (about an hour) but it covers a lot and was a good time.
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My family went to the Nutcracker ballet at the Dolby with the live orchestra. It was amazing experience. Santa Claus was present to take pictures, as well as big statue of the Nutcracker with the Dolby Theater background. The theater itself is a top notch venue for the movie premier, concerts and of course The Oscar Awards. They have three bars on each floor serving alchohol drinks (pricey). Sound and comfort of the seats are amazing. Pretty good view from any seat. Enjoy the pics and video.
Acoustics you'd expect from one of the major suppliers of sound technology. Seating and lighting match the sound excellence. It's a great venue. The people watching in this area is hard to beat and it's steps away from the Hollywood and Highland Metro station. Treat yourself.
Was there for Lip Sync Battle - live first show of Paramount Network. It was an amazing event. Lots of parking on premises. Long lines but fast processing. The show was really well made - dance routines were spectacular and there was definitely fire in the air. Really well spent afternoon.
Walked through during the early evening and was a really nice place to say we have been. To see where the stars walk through was pretty cool. Nothing tremendously awe inspiring, but can see how it would for a movie buff or a budding young actor or actress