The Dolby Theater which was originally the Kodak Theater is a live performance theatre room within the Hollywood and Highland Center entertainment complex and shopping mall, on Highland Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. Since its opening on November 9, 2001, the performance center has facilitated the Academy Awards services such as the Oscars, first held there in March 2002. It is contiguous to the El Capitan Theater and the Grauman’s Chinese Theater on close-by Hollywood Boulevard.
The theatre was outlined by David Rockwell who was a part of the Rockwell Group, with Theater Projects Consultants, particularly with the Oscar services in mind. Though the stage is one of the biggest in the United States which is generally tied with the Edward C. Elliott Hall of Music at Purdue University which measures 113 feet wide and 60 feet deep, its seating limit is just about a large portion of the Hall of Music’s, which seats 3,332 individuals.
The consequence of shrewd arranging and specialized outline, the theater is especially fruitful as a scene for broadcasted television shows such as the Academy Awards and American Idol. The engineering group counseled broadly with driving generation faculty in Hollywood, accomplishing an exceedingly utilitarian link framework, with an underground link shelter that crosses under the venue to truck areas on nearby boulevards. Power is additionally generous and open. The venue has an interesting, Rockwell-planned cockpit in the ensemble seating range for camera, sound, and stage administration.
The corridor from the front access to the amazing stairway is flanked by customer facing facades, and in addition Art Deco segments showing the names of past beneficiaries of the Academy Award for Best Picture, with clear spaces left for future Best Picture champs, well into the 21st century. As of now the sections are set for Best Picture up to 2071. In a manner reminiscent of Hollywood motion picture making, and then the theatre is decorated before the Academy Awards take place, with an alternate sign on its veneer, red drapery to shroud its customer facing facades, and the popular celebrity central running up its fantastic stairway.
The performance center is leased to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for a considerable length of time before Oscar night. Having facilitated the honors every year since 2002, the performance center is best known for this occasion.
Amid whatever is left of the year, it has various live shows, grants appear, orchestra exhibitions, and other events. In May 2012, it was reported that the setting would be renamed the Dolby Theater, after Dolby Laboratories marked a 20-year naming-rights bargain.
For 2 years it was also the venue for the Los Angeles Cirque du Soleil show, Iris which featured a score that was created by Danny Elfman, who is responsible for many movie and television show music.
Starting at 2016, the auditorium has the live shows of America’s Got Talent. It likewise has the America’s Got Talent Holiday Spectacular that communicates live amid the Christmas season.