April 22, 2014

ArcLight Cinemas Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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Since opening its doors, ArcLight has redefined the movie-going experience and become a fabric of Los Angeles, with plans to expand beyond Los Angeles on the horizon.

Before 2002, whenever highly anticipated movies like the “Hunger Games” would hit theatres, audiences would wait in long lines — often for several hours — to see their favorite blockbuster or cult classic. That began to change ten years ago, when ArcLight Cinemas opened its first theatre in Hollywood and introduced the concept of reserved seating, online ticketing, no commercials, Q&As with actors and filmmakers, and other innovations and amenities that transformed the movie-going experience in a city famous for movie-making.

In the last decade ArcLight has expanded to four locations in Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Pasadena and the Beach Cities, becoming the destination of choice for filmmakers, celebrities and movie-lovers along the way. The company’s tenth anniversary celebrations at all four ArcLight locations include:

* Lobby banners, storyboards and videos of loyal ArcLight members including director David Goyer, actor Kal Penn and comedian Richard Lewis, sharing their firsthand experiences at ArcLight;
* In April, screenings of classic films chosen by ArcLight members including “2001: A Space Odyssey”, “Jurassic Park” and “Back to the Future” will be shown;
* Double points for ArcLight members in the month of April, which can be redeemed for movie tickets, concessions, or items at one of the ArcLight Cafés or retail shops. Free membership registration or tickets for “ArcLight Presents” are available at www.arclightcinemas.com.

“We’re excited to celebrate this milestone, as well as our love of film, with our loyal customers and employees, our industry partners, and all of Los Angeles,” said Chris Forman, CEO of ArcLight Cinemas. “We’re proud to have changed the way people experience going to the movies and are grateful to everyone who has helped make ArcLight part of the fabric of Los Angeles.”

While celebrating its success over the last decade, the company is also looking toward the future, with plans to open a theatre in La Jolla in late 2012 and to also expand to the East Coast and the Midwest. “By providing a hassle-free environment and showing films in state-of-the-art auditoriums, we’re looking forward to bringing ArcLight’s unique movie-going experience to audiences from coast-to-coast,” added Forman.

About ArcLight Cinemas

ArcLight Cinemas, created by Pacific Theatres, represents an evolution in the movie going experience. ArcLight Cinemas with locations in Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Pasadena and El Segundo offers an unprecedented combination of technology, amenities, comfort, and customer service. Facilities include the historic Cinerama Dome (only at the Hollywood location) and state-of-the-art “black box” auditoriums as well as a café bar and a cinema-focused gift shop. Tickets can be purchased online without a fee and printed at home and at the theaters’ automated ticketing kiosks. For more information about ArcLight visit www.arclightcinemas.com.

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