TCL Chinese Theatres, Los Angeles

3.8
Movie Theater · Historic Site
See the footprints of Marilyn Monroe at TCL Chinese Theatres, a famous landmark on Hollywood Boulevard. Opened in 1927, this movie palace inspired by Chinese architecture houses an IMAX auditorium with one of the biggest screens in North America. Check out nearly 200 handprints and footprints in the forecourt, including those of Darth Vader, C-3PO, and RD-D2, which had their Star Wars world premiere here in 1977. A 30-minute walking tour reveals details about Hollywood's golden days and the history of its iconic movie theaters. Plan your TCL Chinese Theatres visit and explore what else you can see and do in Los Angeles using our Los Angeles online road trip planner.
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  • We didn't have time to go in to the theatre so unfortunately I can't comment on that, but we really enjoyed looking at all of the Hollywood hand and footprints in what's called The Forecourt of the...  more »
  • All of Hollywood's classic legend's hands and footprints are captured outside in cement. Inside, the theater is beautiful. I have been going there since the 1960's. It's one of LA's must-sees. It is.....  more »
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  • Man this place is always popping. It's a major tourist attraction. On the very cement you walk on as you enter in the building are the hand prints, feet prints and signatures prints from all the Hollywood Stars from actors, singers, and entertainers. On certain days the very cement the prints are on, that open foyer is actually a place where they play free movies for the public to view. It's pretty dope.
  • Classic smoke and mirrors. If you are from out of town don’t be fooled. You are not getting the experience of watching a movie in the iconic Chinese Theater. You are directed to the take an escalator 3 floors up to a normal average movie theater that has the name. Once inside the theater you are welcomed with nasty stained fabric seats that look like they have never been cleaned. The chairs are a slight step above economy seating on an airplane, so comfort is basically non-existent. Does anyone take pride in their brand anymore. What happened to companies walking in excellence? What happened to a culture that fosters an atmosphere that inspires people to dream and be the best they can be?

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