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The Dolby Theatre (formerly known as the Kodak Theatre) is a live-performance auditorium in the Ovation Hollywood shopping mall and entertainment complex, on Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. Since its opening on November 9, 2001, it has been the venue of the annual Academy Awards ceremony. It is adjacent to Grauman's Chinese Theatre and near the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.

Besides the Academy Awards, the venue has hosted other concerts and theatrical performances.
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  • Saw so many images of all famous stars walking on the sgtairs towards Dolby Theatre.. Finally i was there. Didnt entered the Theatre due to shoratge of time. But thoroghly enjoyed the walking around.....  more
    Saw so many images of all famous stars walking on the sgtairs towards Dolby Theatre.. Finally i was there. Didnt entered the Theatre due to shoratge of time. But thoroghly enjoyed the walking around.....  more »
  • Great sound, but we sat in Mezzanine 3 to see Chris Rock and there are rows of about 60 seats that have no aisle between them! I'm surprised this isn't a fire code violation. No one could move for 2.....  more
    Great sound, but we sat in Mezzanine 3 to see Chris Rock and there are rows of about 60 seats that have no aisle between them! I'm surprised this isn't a fire code violation. No one could move for 2.....  more »
  • Just walked through the Dolby headed to the Walk of Fame. It was a nice place! You get to see some Hollywood stuff and they have shops and restaurants you can go to as well. Right outside of it is... 
    Just walked through the Dolby headed to the Walk of Fame. It was a nice place! You get to see some Hollywood stuff and they have shops and restaurants you can go to as well. Right outside of it is...  more »
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  • Wow. The tour is phenomenal. We got to go on the stage and see what it’s like from perspective of accepting an Oscar, so darn fun!!!! The perspective of seeing. The backstage, “green room” and the pathway of the stars from Hollywood blvd up the red carpet, and through and into the stage. Then the journey from seats to acceptance, behind the stage to the freight elevator, to the press room. Wonderful images and captures from proper award winners and nominees.
  • Great place to presence a concert 🎤🎼🎹. My wife and I enjoyed the music, but I am amazed with the architecture on this building, just to think great movie 🎥 starts have been in this same place. Liked a lot and the sound was simple magnificent 👌. Parking lot very accessible and lots of spaces. Drinks 🍸 🍹 are not allowed 🚫 on the seats, just in designated areas. Recommended place!
  • If you like movies, if you have enjoyed the Oscars years after years, and you are in Los Angeles… the Dolby (Kodak) Theater have to be in your bucket list! They theater offers a tour (that is great) where you can get inside, walk though the seats, access the back stage, green rooms, is so good and very interesting. They talk a lot about the Oscar ceremony and how the entire event is produced (very interesting too) and they walk you trough all the logistics and details 😍 Fun Fact: The theater has an aforo of 3,400 people, but its smaller than it look at the TV. 100% recommended 👍
  • The theater was designed by David Rockwell of the Rockwell Group, with Theatre Projects Consultants, specifically with the Oscar ceremonies in mind. Though the stage is one of the largest in the United States—roughly tied with the Edward C. Elliott Hall of Music at Purdue University—measuring wide and deep, its seating capacity is only about half the Hall of Music's, accommodating 3,332 people. The result of astute planning and technical design, the auditorium is particularly successful as a venue for televised theatrical performance (improving production values for American Idol and the Academy Awards). The architectural team consulted extensively with leading production personnel in Hollywood, achieving a highly functional cable infrastructure, with an underground cable bunker that crosses under the theater to truck locations on adjacent streets. Power is also substantial and accessible. The theater has a unique Rockwell-designed cockpit in the orchestra seating area for camera, sound, and stage management. The hall from the front entrance to the grand stairway (leading up to the theater) is flanked by storefronts, as well as Art Deco columns displaying the names of past recipients of the Academy Award for Best Picture, with blank spaces left for future Best Picture winners, well into the 21st century. Currently the columns are set for Best Picture up to 2071. In a fashion reminiscent of Hollywood movie-making, the building is dressed before the Academy Awards ceremony, sometimes with a different sign on its facade, red drapery to hide its storefronts, and the famous red carpet running up its grand stairway.
  • One of the most famous theatres in the entire world and also a wonderful museum where you get to actually stand on the very stage of The Oscars 🏆🏆 - Which feels just crazy. Also you get to see real Oscar Statuettes and walk the same walk that the celebrities do at the night of the awards. I can't recommend this enough 🥰

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