Many people visit this theater not to see first-run motion pictures, but to gaze at the famous hand and footprints outside. ... More
Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Many people visit this theater not to see first-run motion pictures, but to gaze at the famous hand and footprints outside. It's a quintessential L.A. tourist ritual and well worth the trip. The theater itself is one of the oldest and largest in town. The screen is massive and the sound is top-notch. Enter the Pagoda-like structure of this theater with dragons and lions welcoming you into the premises. Check out the exotic interiors and revel in the glory of days gone by. Mann's has the distinction of being the venue for the world premier of the much-loved movie The Wizard of Oz, and has also hosted the Academy Awards. Featured in TV shows and movies, it has been an integral part of Hollywood. Outside you will find various tour guides and kitschy souvenirs. There is no charge to wander around the open-air patio that contains the famous hand-prints.
I went on Memorial Day weekend. Lots of characters to take pictures with. Just bring lots of dollars bills to pay each character for a picture. The atmosphere was great. I enjoyed doing a little shopping also.
I brought my daughter and son to see the footprints of movie stars yesterday. Right after we get there (I think within 10 seconds), a woman and a man with regular pirate costumes came to us. They insisted to take a picture with us. We were not interested. But they kept trying to have pictures with my son and daughtor. So I used my daughtor's camera and took one for them. Then, they asked for money. I gave them two bucks. My daughter was unhappy with the way they made money. So she deleted that picture later. She didn't feel like to stay there any longer.
This is a must see spot in Los Angeles, plenty of things to do. All the charactors on the street and the stars on hollywood blvd. Don't forget about Kodai theatre right next door.
If you are new in town, make sure to try Cefiore Frozen Yogurt across teh street. This is one of the best yogurt store around town.
Hanging around outside the theater is one of the best free experiences you can have in Hollywood. Get your photo taken with a Captain Jack Sparrow look-a-like for a few dollars! The impersonators generally don't pose for free. I got my photo taken with a Homer Simpson!
If you can get through the crowd, take the time to put your hands or feet in a star's imprints. It may be corny, but that's why you came to Hollywood, right?
We never ventured inside the theater because there was always so much going on outside!
Hang out, have fun, and be nice. Offer to take photos for other tourists. They often will return the favor. ;)
Lots of crowds. Street performers down there posing as actors ... you have to pay to take their picture.
Very hard to get good pictures due to the crowds.
Cool to see ... probaly wont spent more than 20 minutes there.
The Chinese Theatre is a MUST see when in Hollywood,Ca. Park the car and walk along the 6800 and 6900 block of Hollywood Blvd. Lots of stars of famous celeberties along these blocks....the walk could run as long as a mile and this was the best, along with the Theatre.
Mann's Chinese Theatre is undoubtedly the Hollywood icon, graced by famous and legendary stars ever since Tinsel Town becomes synonymous with movie-making. Take a photo of yourself comparing the size of your hands and feet to the hands and foot prints of these stars (including Donald Duck) which were immortalized in the grounds outside the theatre. Then move on to the Kodak Theatre...
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