TCL Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles

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See the footprints of Marilyn Monroe at TCL Chinese Theatre, 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 Theatre 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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  • TCL represents the Hollywood in true sense and the place was very nice and one must take the VIP tour for the theatre.  more »
  • I visited at night, they have an audiovisual show this masomenos... the truth this father go but there's not much to do, there are shops of souvenirs which are very cheap around the theatre.
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  • I visited here at night. The area is packed with people night and day. Think night is busiest. If you don't like crowds don't visit here. At night there are lots of people dressed up as famous super h...  more »
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  • The TCL Chinese Theatre is simply one of the greatest MOST spectacular theaters with one of the biggest IMAX screens with the BEST 3D laser projections BEST picture and BEST sound of any movie theater in the world. I always try to see 1st run epic films here quickly within the first week or two of release because they turn over quickly with the next big release. You can purchase tickets online through the TCL Chinese Theatre or Fandango websites and can reserve specific favorite seats. Parking is in the Hollywood Highland parking structure underneath and there is $2 validated parking for 4 hours. Metro subway stop also at Hollywood and Highland makes it convenient.
  • A great old theater that has kept up with the times. This place has such a great character. If you're in the area definitely take some time to check it out and catch flick or a festival.
  • Love going here for Thursday night premieres to new movies since the main screen is pretty great and it's always a good experience. Only downside is having to deal with Hollywood foot and vehicle traffic. Kinda expensive but worth it.
  • Best movie experience I ever had. Strongly recommend that you pick a day to go and just watch a movie there.
  • The most famous movie theater in the world is also the best place to see a movie. Best sound and picture of any theater in Los Angeles. We made a trip up to Los Angeles to see this historic theatre and we weren't disappointed.

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