Grauman's Chinese Theatre
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
The crown jewel of theatres built by showman Sid Grauman, Grauman's Chinese Theatre may be the most famous movie theatre in the world.
Built the same year as the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, directly across the street, the theatre opened with the Cecil B. deMille silent epic, THE KING OF KINGS (1927) and continues today to be a sought after venue for Hollywood premieres and special events. Hollywood is immortalized in the famous sidewalks of the forecourt and the famous footprints, handprints and signatures that dot the cement floor of the theatre are a veritable catalog of movie history.
Declared a historical and cultural landmark in 1968, the theatre has been meticulously restored and renovated to preserve its unique architecture and decor, much of it imported by Grauman from China.