California Movie Theaters with Best Sound

Mann Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
The world's most famous movie palace was built in 1927 with 1500 seats.

Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, 961 Broxton Avenue, Los Angeles 90024.
The original Fox landmark was built in 1931 with 1300 seats, 70-foot screen, and superb acoustics.

Century 21 Dome in San Jose
This 1000-seat circular theater with stadium seating and a 70-ft. screen was built in 1964 for Cinerama, remodeled in 1997 with one of the best sound systems in the Bay region.

Edwards IMAX 3D Theater in the Irvine Spectrum Center.

Other Notable Theaters

The Egyptian 1922
The Egyptian 2001
El Capitan 2001
Hollywood's Revival
Beverly Hills -- Samuel Goldwyn Theater
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA

Century City -- Century Plaza 4 Cinemas
2040 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles 90067

Hollywood -- American Cinematheque Egyptian Theater
6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028
http://americancinematheque.com/egyptian/egypt.htm

Hollywood -- El Capitan
6838 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood

Hollywood -- Pacific Cinerama Dome
(restoration of the 86x32-ft. screen due 2002)
6360 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood 90028

Los Angeles -- Orpheum
842 S. Broadway

Los Angeles -- Paramount Studios Main Screening Room
5555 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles -- LA County Museum of Art Bing Theater
5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

San Francisco -- Dolby Laboratories Screening Room
100 Potrero Street, San Francisco, CA

Universal City -- Cineplex Odeon 18 Cinema
100 Universal City, Universal City 91608

Westwood -- Mann Bruin Theatre
948 Broxton Avenue, Los Angeles 90024

Westwood -- Mann National Theatre
10925 Lindbrook Drive, Los Angeles 90024

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2001 by Steven E. Schoenherr. All rights reserved.

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