TCL Chinese Theatres

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TCL Chinese Theatres
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Historic Sites • Movie Theaters • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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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.
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Neighborhood: Hollywood
Hollywood undoubtedly conjures up images of movie stars and high-end lifestyles, and to this day, tourists flock here from around the world to see the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre and to catch a glimpse of the famed Hollywood sign up close. Celebrity impersonators and crowds give these areas the feeling of an amusement park while many clubs and hotels fill up around the weekends for late-night partying - the Hollywood club scene is a haven for thumping music and table-side bottle service. But parties aren’t the only way to enjoy this area, many visitors come to the neighborhood to sit back with a picnic to watch a performance at the Hollywood Bowl and those looking to stay fit trek along nature trails in the Hollywood hills and in Griffith Park.
How to get there
  • Hollywood/Vine • 2 min walk
  • Hollywood/Highland • 2 min walk
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Stephanie F
Los Angeles, California3 contributions
A Lot of History
Sep 2021
Be sure to check out the Walk of Fame and see if you can spot the handprints and signatures of your favorite movie star from the past. The theatres currently play the latest movies and box office blockbusters. They're clean and sanitized and, currently, everyone has to wear masks and bring proof of vaccination to attend a film.
Written September 15, 2021
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Michael D
Huddersfield, UK72 contributions
Hollywood visit
Sep 2020
The T L C chinese theatre was,I think formally known as Graumans but not to sure,In front of it is a large area where the foot prints of various stars,lots of people taking photos so gets quite busy,lots of people dressed up as super heroes looking to get pictures taken with them for a couple of dollars
Written August 22, 2021
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Makayla
Sydney, Australia360 contributions
TCL Chinese Theatre VIP Tour
In just 30 minutes, you will become acquainted with the life and legacy of Sid Grauman.

On this tour, guests are shown various costumes, props, iconic artwork, and architecture associated with the history of the theatre. Visitors will also learn about the history of cinema as well as hear fun facts and stories about the famous venue and some of the most iconic cemented hand and footprints in the forecourt.

Booking options are available. Alternatively, walk ups are welcome as tours run 7 days a week (excluding special events).

Photography is permitted on VIP Tours, so your camera is essential.

With a professional guide, this small group tour is ideal for anyone with an interest in Hollywood history. A visit to Los Angeles would be incomplete without visiting this unique landmark.
Written January 11, 2021
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MaksimsDad
Scott Depot, WV214 contributions
Iconic
Jan 2021 • Family
It’s hard to imagine visiting Hollywood and not seeing this iconic theater. It brings a sense of realism to all the news real footage from Hollywood that often portrays the theater. Worth going!
Written January 11, 2021
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wdl
Sunnyvale, CA503 contributions
go watch a movie
Dec 2019
I have been here several times and I have always thought of this Hollywood area as the quintessential tourist trap, the Chinese theater being the exception. This is where you get to see the footprints, handprints, and other imprints of famous hollywood celebrities, including all the cast of Harry Potter (important if you have kids/teens).

This time, however, we decided that the best way to tour the area was to actually watch a movie in the theater. This is December 2019, the week between Christmas and New Year, where Star Wars IX was released, and my son was eager to watch it. We made the reservations online a couple of days before. We arrived an hour earlier, so we could park properly (there is underground parking in the mall next door, the one that serves the Dolby Theather (where the Academy Awards ceremonies are held). We had plenty of time to look at the footprints of our favorite artists while we waited for our movie to start. Somehow making the visit about the movie, and having these other attractions as side activities made a lot of difference in the overall experience. I would do that again.
Written October 11, 2020
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nickelcitygirl
Sudbury, Canada618 contributions
Hollywood hand and footprints
Sep 2019
We didn't have time to go in to the theatre so unfortunately I can't comment on that, but we really enjoyed looking at all of the Hollywood hand and footprints in what's called The Forecourt of the Stars. Also known as Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the building has such an impressive looking exterior. A must see along Hollywood Boulevard.
Written August 18, 2020
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Gary M
Sydney, Australia251 contributions
Graumans Chinese Theatre
The TCL Chinese Theatres Tour is the only tour in Hollywood where you learn the history of cinema from inside and out.

The Tour features stories and fun facts from the theatres beginnings to today, ranging from Hollywood premieres, to imprint ceremonies of your favorite celebrities in the Forecourt of the Stars.

So walk through the golden doors of this Movie Palace of the Stars on an exclusive 30 minute Walking Tour.

A visit to Hollywood is not complete without this stroll through Hollywood movie history.

Tickets can be pre purchased but we chose to do it on the day.
Written June 25, 2020
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Rio
Los Angeles, CA140 contributions
Hollywood Icon
Aug 2019
All of Hollywood's classic legend's hands and footprints are captured outside in cement. Inside, the theater is beautiful. I have been going there since the 1960's. It's one of LA's must-sees. It is also right down the street from the Dolby theater where the Academy Awards are held and across the street from Disney's El Capitan theater and landmark Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. It's a great location from which to see a lot of things.
Written March 22, 2020
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Frank Masters
Lansdale, PA742 contributions
A life of actors hand's and feet of many celebrities set in concrete.
Mar 2020
I have been here a very long time ago and wanted to come back and tour the area alone. Nothing really changes except the people. Its a must see event when in the Hollywood area on tour.
There are the street actors, actors dressed in costume working for tips too. Maybe some music and maybe you'll even see Cousin Sal from Jimmy Kimmel's theater, right across the street.
Written March 6, 2020
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lbrb97
San Francisco Bay Area181 contributions
Good stop... near stars
Feb 2020
If you are walking along the Hollywood Walk of Fame looking at the stars on the ground this is a must do stop.
Written March 6, 2020
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