Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
Hollywood history permeates the exquisitely decorated Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on the Walk of Fame.
This monument, designed to resemble a Chinese pagoda and guarded by a pair of Ming Dynasty lions, has hosted more than its fair share of premieres since it opened for Cecil B.
DeMille’s The King of Kings in 1927. To commemorate the Star Wars premiere in 1977, the prints of Darth Vader, C-3PO and R2D2 were taken in the concrete forecourt.
This tradition is claimed to go back to 1927, when actor Norma Talmadge slipped in wet concrete here, and over the last 90+ years any hundreds of icons of the silver screen have left their signature and some sort of print.
As with the Walk of Fame you can download a map to help you locate your favourites.
Now officially known as the TCL Chinese Theatre, the cinema seats 932 and in 2013 was fitted with a custom IMAX screen, one of the largest in North America.