We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

TCL Chinese Theatres

6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Central L.A)
323-464-8111
Website
Improve this listing
)
Ranked #73 of 399 Attractions in Los Angeles
Book Now

Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites, Movie Theaters
Activities: Arts and crafts
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Walk in the steps of the Tinseltown's stars: visit the theater's famous forecourt and gaze down at the stars' footprints, handprints and autographs... more » Owner description: Walk in the steps of the Tinseltown's stars: visit the theater's famous forecourt and gaze down at the stars' footprints, handprints and autographs immortalized in cement. « less
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Write a Review

765 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    207
    328
    174
    39
    17
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Big Pine Key, Florida
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
123 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed all the hand prints and foot prints in the cement, but some of the cement slots were a bit dirty and looked like they hadn't been cleaned in a while. I think that the area needs a facelift, because I really enjoyed the significance of the theater but was disappointed that the area did not reflect its... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
cincinnati, ohio
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

The hand/footprints and the messages in front of the theater were fun to look at but the tour is not worth the time investment. You simply see a previous of a movie on the large screen ... then look at some of the old costumes from various actors / actresses mixed with a little history of the theater itself. It... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maryland
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Seeing the hand and footprints of the stars and the theater's architecture was fun and and worth a visit, but we could have skipped the VIP tour, which was $10 and lasted only 30 minutes. It allowed entrance to the theater to see the costumes displayed in the lobby, a quick visit to the theater itself (where a movie was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

If you do not like large swarms of people on top of everyone yelling at you for pictures and to buy something than do not go here. While it is very cool to see all the handprints (Robin Williams and Marilyn Monroe for me) and the star of fame, we had had enough after about a hour.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
74 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

A similar idea to the Walk of Fame (and located beside it) there are cement squares that the stars have written their names in as well as putting their hands and feet on. It ranges from individual actors to nice group squares: Star Trek, Harry Potter etc. It feels a bit more personal than the walk of fame. It’s just... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
71 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

An inexpensive and insightful tour! I loved this! Only $10.00 and well worth it! You get to see Marilyn Monroe's dress from "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", among many other pieces throughout Hollywood history. Explore the gorgeous theater and the forecourt filled with hand and footprints from all the greats. Follow the Walk of Fame to this beautiful theater and then stick... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

So the Hollywood sights just have to be done, and you get through the tourists and do it. Having wondered the Walk and checked out the signed paving slabs out the front of the theatre I heard them call out for the start of the next tour and thought 'hey that wasn't mentioned in the guide!' [the dolby/kodak theatre tour... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sandy, Utah, United States
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It was great to be able to look through all the hand and footprints of some of Cinema's finest actor and actresses. The area in general has a lot of shops and places to eat. The "piano" staircase next to the theater is a neat little thing to try out. However, you have to balance all of the history with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Blackstone, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This was a great experience. I had been there before, but my boyfriend hadn't been to L.A. so we went for a birthday trip. This historic theater is an amazing place to catch a movie - comfortable and the walls almost talk. Gorgeous detail too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The famous Chinese Theater is overshadowed perhaps by the courtyard in front which has the famous hand and foot prints of many of Hollywood's past and present stars. You are allowed to take photos and place your hand and foot prints on them. It is really remarkable and worthwhile to visit for film history buffs as most of them have... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed TCL Chinese Theatres also viewed

 

Been to TCL Chinese Theatres? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing