• Grauman's Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California

      Photo by Peter Thody
      Sid Grauman opened his Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in 1927 and this instantly recognizable building has gone on to become perhaps the most famous movie theatre in the world. Alongside its unique architecture and history as a venue for some of Hollywood's most glamorous occasions (it hosted the Academy Awards three times in the 1940s), Grauman's is also famous for the footprints, handprints and signatures that many of the movie world's biggest names have set in concrete outside.

      If you go:
      Tours are available and you can still buy a ticket and go and see a movie.


      6925 Hollywood Boulevard
      Los Angeles, California 90028 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      +1 (323) 461-3331

      Comments 2 Comments
      1. Mark Sedenquist's Avatar
        Mark Sedenquist -
        One of the coolest places to see movies in LA!
      1. DonnaR57's Avatar
        DonnaR57 -
        When we went up there a few years back, my daughter was amazed that there was water in some of the footprints outside of the theater. It hadn't rained in months! Of course, someone may have washed the pavement - - likely. Another thing that got her attention - the size of some of the footprints. Way back when, people had smaller feet than they do today!