The Academy Awards have been held at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre since 2002, but that’s all about to change as the Kodak has a new name. The iconic venue reopened on Monday as the Dolby Theatre.
Dolby Laboratories Inc. announced a 20-year deal with Hollywood & Highland Center owner CIM Group last month to rename the posh 3,4000 theater, and it’s finally open to the public.
After a demonstration of the Dolby’s new audio-visual systems yesterday, company President Kevin Yeaman said: “It’s an incredible day for us. We’ve been hard at work coming up with Dolby Atmos and Dolby 3D and looking for a way to tell that story and connect with audiences around the world. When this opportunity came up, we couldn’t pass it up.”
Disney/Pixar’s Brave will be the first premiere to be held at the new theater come June 18.