TCL Chinese Theatres, Los Angeles

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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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  • It is a small courtyard full of famous people's hand and foot prints in the cement walk. There are many familiar stars represented here. It is much smaller than I thought it would be.  more »
  • Visit it and not go to the TCL Chinese Theatre is like going to China and not see the great wall. Is a site that is often used in the making of movie releases, ceremonies of hand and footprints, as well as film festivals, giving fans who gather on Hollywood Boulevard a chance to view some of these celebrities parading in one of these events. When I went to Lionsgate prepared a ceremony with the participation of host comedian Conan O'Brien for the celebrities Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson-"Voracious Games."
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  • To be in LA and do not compare their hands and feet to pressure traces the stars? True, that impossible? Despite (I think) the constant hustle and bustle, you can take pictures of their pets (in annex Favorites my children;). Simply: this is a must see!
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  • This place is okay if you bought a go City card. It's nothing too exciting in comparison to some of the other activities you can do in the area. Although you definitely have to stop here at least once in your lifetime to say you did. It's fun holding up your hand or foot to one of the movie stars. It's amazing how small some of the male actors actually might be by looking at the size with their hands or feet. This place is a stop for a lot of the tour buses, therefore if you're waiting for a half hour then check out the front of the theater as it's free. The cost to get in if you don't have the go City card is not too bad. There are a lot of good stores in this area that sell items for $5 each. So it's a great place to get some souvenirs. There are a lot of cops that Patrol the area so far all I felt safe taking my family there. I've been back many times and we'll still go back in the future to the area. There is a pizza place across the street that's pretty good and I suggest I cannot remember the name of it.
  • This is a very historical theater in good ol' Hollywood. It used to be the Mann Chinese Theater but since then became TCL Chinese Theater. The seats here are very comfortable. The sound is incredible. You really feel like you are part of the action. Food here - considering its history - is not as bad as I expected. Great experience and recommend anyone to visit.
  • This place is great. I went on a Thursday evening, had a nice 4d experience. The areas were all clean! I'll come here again :)
  • Enjoyed our time here. Loved seeing all the different famous people's stars, specially Michael Jacksons spot in front of the theater. Overall great experience.
  • A great historical artifact of the televised century, as well as a great entertainment center. The theatre itself is quite stunning both inside and out. The movie we saw was Star Wars the Last Jedi, which was also an awesome experience. I definitely recommend going if you get a chance to go to Hollywood. On your walk there you will see the Hollywood stars walk of Fame, and you will get a sense of the flashing bright lights and spectacular livelyhood.
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