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Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Photograph: Courtesy Office of Historic Resources
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It's still a great place to catch a movie, but most people come to the Chinese Theatre for the hand and/or foot imprints of around 200 Hollywood stars. As legend has it, Norma Talmadge accidentally stepped into the wet cement outside the new building during construction; in response, theater owner Sid Grauman fetched Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks to repeat the "mistake" with their feet and hands, beginning the tradition. The courtyard is usually choked with snap-happy tourists measuring their own extremities against the likes of John Wayne and Judy Garland; it's just a pity that its appeal is tempered by the tour hawkers and the ticket agents who clutter the courtyard.

Venue name: Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Address: 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood

Venue phone: 323-465-4847
Website: http://www.chinesetheatres.com
Opening hours: Daily 10-1am

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Yosola M

I went for the Blended Premier two week ago... it's totally renovated! I'm really impress with the whole theather... Of course if you go just outside for that magical place, you gonna love the history and all...