TCL Chinese Theatre

TCL Chinese Theatre

Movie Theater, Historic Site, and Multiplex
6801 Hollywood Blvd (in Hollywood & Highland, Level 3), Los Angeles, CA 90028, United States
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  • Today
    • Noon–8:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 1:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Thu
    • Noon–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
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Millions of visitors flock here each year, most of them drawn by its legendary forecourt with its footprints of the stars.


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    This theater opened May 18, 1927 with the premiere of Cecil B. DeMille's film 'The King of Kings'. The Academy Awards were held here in 1944, 1945, & 1946. It was declared a historic landmark in 1968.

    HISTORY · March 31, 2010
  • MTV

    MTV News: We were here for the 'Due Date' premiere and we enjoyed checking out Michael Jackson and George Clooney's footprints, but you can choose your own faves!

    MTV · November 3, 2010
  • LA Weekly

    LA Weekly's Best of LA 2010 pick - Screamfest Horror Film Festival= The Best Place To Get A Jump On Tomorrow's Cult Hits, Today!

    LA Weekly · December 9, 2010
  • Los Angeles

    Which celeb has the same size hands & feet as u? Go @metrolosangeles 2 @HandHCenter & find out at Grauman's Chinese Theatre

    Los Angeles · July 14, 2011
  • eHow

    This mega movie theater is intricately designed with gorgeous Chinese decor. Go out and see the movie you've been waiting for or stand on the sidelines of a red carpet premiere. Read more

    eHow · September 13, 2010
  • Carla

    I Saw The Last Samurai Playing Here!! It's An AMAZING Theatre For Opening Night Movies!! The Changing Movie Prop Displays & Hand & Foot Prints Are SO NEAT To See!!

    Carla · November 1, 2011

    In the 2011 3D Creative Arts Awards hosted at this theater The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader won the People's Choice Award for favorite 3D live action movie. Read more · February 14, 2011
  • The Hollywood Reporter

    This flashy, themed temple of cinema was originally designed to lure moviegoers from downtown LA, then home to the city's top moviehouses. Everything from The Wizard of Oz to Avatar has premiered here Read more

    The Hollywood Reporter · December 3, 2012
  • Eric S.

    See a major opening night flick at this classic LA theatre.

    Eric Small · December 24, 2009
  • Alice F.

    If you're at a movie premiere with free popcorn always chose from the top row! Popcorn on the bottom row has been out the longest so it's not the freshest! Read more

    Alice Fuller · May 12, 2010
  • Daniel W.

    Actors pre 1930's had small hands and feet.

    Daniel Wagner · August 14, 2010
  • China Daily USA

    The famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, opened on May 18, 1927, recently celebrated its 84th anniversary.

    China Daily USA · June 6, 2011
  • Bryan G.

    The year is 1928, I just time traveled to see the premier of Charlie Chaplin's "The Circus". Hope no one sees me talking on my cell phone

    Bryan Gibbs · October 29, 2010
  • Travel + Leisure

    An L.A. classic: watch a film in style at Grauman’s, in Chinatown.

    Travel + Leisure · September 21, 2012
  • Turner Classic Movies

    Sid Grauman's mother is the only person not associated with the movie industry to have a signature and handprint in front of the theater.

    Turner Classic Movies · April 11, 2012
  • Panasonic

    James Cameron's Avatar held its premiere here, changing the 3D viewing experience forever.

    Panasonic · July 6, 2011
  • Annie B.

    Been there..done that

    Annie Banda · September 6, 2010
  • Lindsay F.

    Tourist hell trap! I loathe anytime I have out of state visitors that insist I take them here.

    Lindsay Fultz · July 26, 2011
  • OnStar

    There are almost 200 celebrity handprints, footprints or signatures on the concrete in front of the theater. Among these are the foot (hoof?) prints of two famous Hollywood horses.

    OnStar · April 19, 2011
  • Rae C.

    Marilyn Monroe's cement hand & foot prints are to the left by the fountain if youre lookin straight on to the entrance of the theatre

    Rae Cuenca · April 16, 2011
  • Anu G.

    Check for the free screenings.

    Anu Gunn · November 3, 2012
  • GameTrailers .com

    Location in L.A. Noire video game by RockStar Games Read more

    GameTrailers .com · May 21, 2011
  • Louis V.

    I just love coming to this place, you can always find a superhero or two, a storm trooper and even Elmo roaming around the front, you gotta love Hollywood!!!

    Louis Velazquez · April 19, 2011
  • AnyClip

    The famous Hollywood Blvd. can be seen in the movie Twins, when Arnold Schwarzenegger arrivews at LA. Watch it now! Read more

    AnyClip · April 11, 2011
  • Timothy d.

    Britney Spears' star is right outside the shopping plaza where Louis Vuitton is.

    Timothy du Vall-Brown · June 22, 2010

    check out the DBox Motion Seats inside...worth the $20!

    TIFFANY HUGGINS · January 22, 2010
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Must see 3D here

  • Los Angeles

    The forecourt of TCL Chinese Theatre has been one of the most popular free attractions since the 1920s. Now fans from around the world compare their hands and feet to those of stars past and present.

    Los Angeles · August 1, 2013
  • PCL Construction

    The seismic upgrade was accomplished with the addition of a cast-in-place shear wall in the theatre and a shotcrete shear wall behind the movie screen in the fly tower. Read more

    PCL Construction · March 12, 2013
  • Jason 6.

    Buy tickets online and see a movie or get a tour of the most famous movie theater in the world. Or, go the cheap route and just admire the building and footprints out front.

    Jason 64128 · July 12, 2012
  • DJ Erny

    :) Nice place :)

    DJ Erny · May 21, 2012
  • LA Guardian Angels

    Grauman's Chinese Theatre is one of the Must-See places for all visitors to Hollywood.

    LA Guardian Angels · February 22, 2012
  • Danny B.

    The Official Maxim New Years Eve party is happening at the Chinese Theater this year. The first party here of it's kind. It's gonna be amazing. Check it

    Danny B · December 7, 2011
  • CitySights LA

    Hop-off at Stop #2 to visit this popular theater for Hollywood movie premieres. Tours are offered 7 days a week.

    CitySights LA · November 10, 2011
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites H.

    Experience D-BOX ! Realistic motion seats!

  • eddie f.

    @ Premiere for SPLICE; grab extra salt for your popcorn at premieres here.

    eddie feldman · June 3, 2010
  • The Ritz-Carlton

    Famous for the celebrity hand and footprints displayed in the courtyard, this venue remains a working theater with regular movie screenings.

    The Ritz-Carlton · October 15, 2014
  • Christine P.

    Classic theater ambiance with an IMAX screen. You MUST see a 3D movie here! Perfection! A nice break away from the craziness outside :)

    Christine Platzer · May 12, 2014
  • Anthony W.

    The tapas spot is on point. Great pricing and Great food!

    Anthony Williams · February 6, 2014
  • Enmanuel R.

    #TCL Hollywood blvd cool cinema

    Enmanuel Rubio · October 8, 2013
  • Oscar G.

    Go late in the night if you want to avoid crowds

    Oscar González Greco · September 25, 2013
  • Fahad A.

    Greate movie best i have seen so far.

    Fahad AlNaeem · September 1, 2013
  • Robert B.

    The tour really rocks. You get to step out of the heat an enjoy one of the most beautiful theaters in the US. They play movies in the theater also, so make sure you see a move there too. LIVE LA.

    Robert Blume · August 6, 2013
  • Melody S.

    Inside Jokes (new comedy club) is bitchin'. Comfy, spacious seats with red velvet curtains lining the walls and HD sound.

    Melody Sazegar · July 7, 2013
  • Nick M.

    This is the place with the hollywood cement hands!

    Nick McGlynn · March 29, 2013
  • Travis S.

    TCL Chinese Theatre, formerly Mann's Chinese Theatre, formerly Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Fact: The largest footprints there are from Tony the Wonder Horse.

    Travis Smith · March 28, 2013
  • Danielle R.

    Onde fica as gravações das mãos e pés dos famosos

    Danielle Rodrigues · February 19
  • Wen Z.

    Amazing place... I like here very much💚💛💜💙❤️😘✌️

    Wen Zheng · December 3, 2014
  • Diogo C.

    O cinema mais bonito que eu ja fui na minha vida! tu peut pas laisser de visiter... Buy your tickets!

    Diogo Cypriano · September 17, 2014
  • Mehmet Y.

    Kaldırımdan tesadüfen geçerken bile gördüğünüzde sizi bir süre alkoyacak bir mimari...

    Mehmet Yazicioglu · August 23, 2013

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