At first glance, the 1986 Hollywood Bowl doesn't seem much different from last summer's edition. But look again.
Among the improvements:
Benches--A total of 5,000 Alaskan cedar benches have been placed in Sections D, E, G, H and J. By next year, all the benches will be replaced. Pat Moore, superintendent of operations at the Bowl, says the new ones are no more kind on one's derriere "but they require almost no maintenance."
Picnic Tables--About 50 permanent cement tables will allow existing transportable tables to be moved, making "any lawn area a picnic area," Moore said. Now, 13 separate spots will be able to handle more than 1,500 al fresco diners.
Easy-Access Box Office--New ramps will permit wheelchair-bound patrons to make ticket transactions in the patio near the Bowl's main entrance. Ramp boxes in the seating area have long been provided.