Hollywood is home to many iconic, historic and famous Hollywood movie theaters. Step into Hollywood’s golden age when you visit one of these lavish theaters.
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, now known as the TCL Chinese Theatre, is one of the most popular landmarks in Hollywood. The theater opened in 1927 just as Hollywood was entering its golden age. Before the Walk of Fame started, celebrities would put their handprint or footprint into new cement in front of the Chinese Theatre. In all, you’ll find nearly 200 prints there. Throughout the years, the theater also has been the location for a number of movie premieres, including the 1977 classic Star Wars. Today, the theater boasts one of the largest IMAX theaters in the world. The TCL Chinese Theatre also offers a VIP tour experience that shows you its ins and outs. For more information on tours, showtimes or history, visit www.tclchinesetheatres.com.
The El Capitan Theatre first opened in 1926 and is known for its incredible interior decorations inspired by East India. At the time, the theater was built for plays and musicals and was the largest of this type in Hollywood. The theater was even known as “Hollywood’s First Home of Spoken Drama.” Today, the theater has been restored to its original splendor and hosts a number of events, including pre-show entertainment, prop and costume exhibits, and more. One of the upcoming event includes a Pirates of the Caribbean double feature! Watch Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and then see the all-new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. To see all the exciting upcoming events at the El Capitan, visit www.elcapitantheatre.com.