HISTORY 3/30/10This theater opened May 18, 1927 with the premiere of Cecil B. DeMille's film 'The King of Kings'. The Academy Awards were held here in 1944, 1945, & 1946. It was declared a historic landmark in 1968.
Graumans Chinese Theater
6801 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
IT WAS ONCE STATED THAT “ TO VISIT LOS ANGELES AND NOT SEE THE CHINESE IS LIKE VISITING CHINA AND NOT SEEING THE GREAT WALL.” GRAUMAN’ S OPULENT, AWE-INSPIRING PRESENCE AND HISTORY HAS BEEN A CORNERSTONE OF HOLLYWOOD FOR OVER 75 YEARS. Protected by its 40-foot high curved walls and copper-topped turrets, the theatre’s legendary forecourt serves as an oasis to the stars of yesterday and today. Ten-foot tall lotus-shaped fountains and intricate artistry flank the footprints of some of Hollywood’s most elite and welcome its visitors into the magical world of fantasy and whim known as Hollywood. The theatre rises 90-feet high and two gigantic coral red columns topped by wrought iron masks hold aloft the bronze roof. Between the columns is a 30-foot high dragon carved from stone. Guarding the theatre entrance to this day are the two original giant Heaven Dogs brought from China
SINCE 1927, THE TCL CHINESE THEATRE HAS BEEN THE HOME OF THE STAR POWERED RED CARPET MOVIE PREMIERES AND SPECIAL EVENTS, WHERE HOLLYWOOD’S BIGGEST AND BRIGHTEST STARS HAVE COME TO WATCH THEIR MOVIES! THE MOST FAMOUS MOVIE THEATRE IN THE WORLD IS KNOWN FOR ITS UNIQUE FORECOURT OF THE STARS, FEATURING CEMENT HAND AND FOOTPRINTS OF MAJOR MOVIE STARS FROM PAST TO PRESENT.
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MTV 11/3/10MTV News: We were here for the 'Due Date' premiere and we enjoyed checking out Michael Jackson and George Clooney's footprints, but you can choose your own faves!
LA Weekly 12/8/10LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - Screamfest Horror Film Festival= The Best Place To Get A Jump On Tomorrow's Cult Hits, Today!
Los Angeles 7/14/11Which celeb has the same size hands & feet as u? Go @metrolosangeles 2 @HandHCenter & find out at Grauman's Chinese Theatre
eHow 9/13/10This mega movie theater is intricately designed with gorgeous Chinese decor. Go out and see the movie you've been waiting for or stand on the sidelines of a red carpet premiere.