TRIP Since opening in 1927, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre has become one of Los Angeles’ top attractions and an icon of the Hollywood film industry. The Chinese theatre is world renowned for its storied history and the numerous celebrity impressions (handprints, footprints and signatures) that adorn the theatre’s elaborate entrance.
TAP Although the Chinese theatre is still a fully functional film theatre, the majority of its visitors come to see the wide variety of celebrity footprints and handprints outside the theatre’s main entrance. Roughly 200 celebrity impressions cover everything from Hollywood’s Golden Age to the latest popular celebrities, providing visitors with endless fun photo opportunities.
You can also enjoy all of Hollywood’s latest film releases on one of the Chinese theatres many screens, including the latest IMAX laser projection technology and the world’s largest IMAX auditorium.
GO The best way to reach Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is via the Hollywood/Highland Metro Station. Visiting the handprints outside the theatre is free and open 24/7. If you’d like to watch a movie at the Chinese theatre, check the official website for current showtimes and other upcoming events.
TTG FACT Many of the older impressions include personal messages to “Sid”, these are in reference to Sid Grauman, creator of the Chinese theatre.