Located along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grauman's Chinese Theatre is one of Los Angeles's most historic movie theaters. It opened in 1927 with the premiere of Cecil B. DeMille's The King of Kings. The building is striking, standing 90 feet tall. Two gigantic red columns topped by wrought-iron masks support a bronze roof. Between the columns is a 30-foot-high dragon carved from stone. Guarding the entrance are the two original "Heaven Dogs" brought from China. Best known for its multitude of signatures, footprints, and handprints of popular movie stars from the 1920s to today, Grauman's has hosted three Academy Awards, along with countless premieres, parties, and corporate junkets. It still functions as a movie theater and offers hourly theater tours to curious visitors.

 
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Family Review of Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Away Travel Expert: Emily Kaufman
FamilyExpert Rating 3.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • You have to pay to enter the theater proper
  • Walk of Fame is free, if a little crowded

Address:
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, California 90028


Visitor Information


Telephone Number: (323) 464-6266
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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