Where Is The Chinese Movie Theatre Hollywood Located

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The address is 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028. It is a short walk from the popular Hollywood and Highland Center. For movie fans, I want to encourage you to make time to stop by the world-famous TCL Chinese Theatre Hollywood. The Chinese movie theatre Hollywood is where you’ll find the iconic cement blocks with hand and footprints of the stars. The hand and footprints date back to the very early days in Hollywood. The hand and footprints of stars like Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe to George Clooney, and the cast of Harry Potter can be found in the courtyard.

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If you are a local or will be visiting close to your birthday sign up for the theatres VIP program. You’ll have the choice of a free movie ticket or four free tour tickets. You can read more in my post about Birthday Freebies in LA.

Celebrities Hand and Foot Prints at the Chinese Theatre Hollywood

Every day visitors stop by and take pictures placing their hands and feet inside the prints of their favorite stars. Shirley Temple and I have the same hand size but that is the only handprint that mine comes close to fitting. At least a few times a year the theatre will host an event to honor different celebrities by having a ceremony and adding their hand and footprints to the collection. You can read about my experience attending Tim Burton’s hand & footprint ceremony.

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Ridley Scott with the Alien Covenant cast after his hand & footprint ceremony

Did you know that you can attend hand and footprint ceremonies at the TCL Chinese Theatre? So far I have attended the ceremonies for Ridley Scott and Tim Burton. If you want to find out how you can attend those types of events click here for more information.

Fans Can Attend Movie Premieres at the Chinese Theatre Hollywood

 

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Is there a better theatre for a red carpet premiere? The historic Chinese Theatre in Hollywood has been home to premieres since the Golden Age of movies. Even if you never get to attend a premiere I highly recommend seeing a movie here. If you are interested in attending premieres & events like this you can click on this photo on the link in my bio above for more information. #tclchinesetheatre #chinesetheatre #chinesetheatrehollywood #geminimam #willsmith #seela #discoverla #abc7 #abc7eyewitness #sharesocal #cbsla #nbcla #visitla #ktla #foxla #lostinla #mydayinla #lamylove #welikela #timeoutla #lamagviews #eyeonla #wherethelocalsgo #losangelesgrammers #instaworthyla #lifehacksla #todayinla

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The theatre is home to several big movie premieres throughout the year so if you are nearby you can show up and try to see some stars walk the red carpet. Some of the movie premieres that I have been to here are Mother’s Day, Chips, and Live By Night. The theatre also plays hosts to different film festivals on occasion so keep an eye out on their Twitter account for any information on that. If you do decide to see a movie here please note that only one movie will be played in the huge impressive theatre, there are some smaller theatres to the side of the main theatre.

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In addition to movie premieres, you can also attend film festivals here. I’ve watched movies at the Chinese Theatre during the TCM Film Festival as well as AFI Fest

Two and a half years ago the theatre was celebrating an anniversary and held special screenings of old movies for 25 cents. My friend and I went there to see The Godfather which was an incredible place to see that movie for the first time. The screen is the second largest in the world and is quite impressive. There are always some props and costumes from various movies in the lobby which is nice to see as well. This place will truly give you a Hollywood experience.

Tour the TCL Chinese Theatre

Last spring my mom and I decided to take the VIP tour of the theatre. At the time the tour was $13.50. You do not see anything on the tour that you would not see if you bought a ticket to a movie. However, you get to hear a lot of cool stories about the theatre and Sid Grauman the man who created it all. If you are a huge movie fan the tour is worth the money to hear about the stories. Plus, if you don’t have time to see a movie this is the perfect way to see the iconic theatre.

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One of the most impressive things that you will see at the theatre is the beautiful ceiling.

lobby of the chinese theatre

In the lobby, you can see costumes and props on display from a variety of films. What is on display can change throughout the year but more recently I’ve seen James Dean’s costume from Giant, Dorthy’s costume from The Wizard of Oz, and Darth Vadar’s costume from A New Hope.

If you’re planning to do a lot of sightseeing in the LA area consider getting the Go LA Pass.

The Go LA Pass includes entry to several locations including the tour of the Chinese Theatre for a low rate. I definitely recommend it!

I encourage you to park underneath the Loews Hotel and the Dolby Theatre. You can get the ticket validated at the theatre or any of the shops in the area. You will pay around $2-$22 for parking depending on how long you stay. While you are in the area you may want to take a tour of the Dolby Theatre, home to the Oscars. If you get hungry I highly recommend 25 degrees, a burger place at the Roosevelt Hotel across the street.

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A newer addition to the theatre is a nighttime projection show called Hollywood Lights: The Magic of Movies. It is a four-minute show that plays every twenty minutes starting at 7:30 pm.

About The Author

Michelle Mink is the founder and creative director of LA Dreaming. I have a passion for Southern California and love sharing about my adventures and experiences with you. I love to travel, find new places to check out, and watch movies. You can follow me on Instagram @la.dreaming

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