Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Good for: movie lovers, unabashed tourists
- 6925 Hollywood Blvd
Lonely Planet review for Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Even the most jaded visitor may thrill in the Chinese's famous forecourt, where generations of screen legends have left their imprints in cement: feet, hands, dreadlocks (Whoopi Goldberg), and even magic wands (the young stars of the Harry Potter films). Actors dressed as Superman, Marilyn Monroe and the like pose for photos (for tips), and you may be offered free tickets to TV shows.
The theater is on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which honors over 2000 celebrities with stars embedded in the sidewalk. Other historic theaters include the flashy El Capitan Theater and the 1922 Egyptian Theater, home to American Cinematheque, which presents arty retros and Q&As with directors, writers and actors.