Hear from the people who turned the Dolby Theatre into a premiere experience.
Speakers above the audience allow for sounds to move overhead in Dolby Atmos® films. These 50-foot-long trusses, suspended 40 feet off the floor, carry 44 speakers.
The 60-foot-by-32-foot screen is supported by 192 feet of screen trusses.
At 180,000 square feet, the 3,400-seat Dolby Theatre is four times as large as the neighboring TCL Theatre (formerly Grauman's Chinese Theatre).
These cleverly mounted speakers are among 201 in the Dolby Theatre.
The massive screen and its rigging system must be removed to make way for the Oscars stage.
Crews remove the 28 rigging motors and hanging points that raise and lower the screen, screen speakers, overhead speakers, and draperies.
Crews have to remove 140 of the 201 speakers to accommodate the Oscars set and ensure that the mezzanine audience can see the whole stage.
Dolby staff and theatre crew pull tons of cables from the electrical distribution system and store them, along with other equipment, in temporary storage in a parking garage.
Rows of seats are removed to make way for the Oscars set and provide steps to the stage for winners.
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