Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation and Hollywood Heritage present
ALL ABOUT GRAUMAN’S CHINESE THEATRE
A behind-the-scenes tour of the world’s most famous movie palace to celebrate its 85th Anniversary
Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, 8:30 am – Tours will be completed by Noon
Advance Sale Members-Only: Admission: $10
Hollywood Heritage and Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation members only (a limited number of tickets are available to members at this price)
Member tickets on sale April 19 – April 30 thru PayPal at www.lahtf.org
General Admission: $20 – on sale May 1 thru PayPal at www.lahtf.org
All About Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is graciously hosted by Chinese Theatres, LLC. This site is a great way to get to know the Chinese Theatres.
Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation & Hollywood Heritage in association with the American Cinematheque and Art Deco Society of L.A., invite you to a comprehensive behind-the-scenes documentary tour of Sid Grauman’s masterpiece, the Chinese Theatre, to celebrate its 85th Anniversary. All About Grauman’s Chinese Theatre will take you on an insider’s tour: backstage, under-stage, to Grauman’s office and private boxes, down the stars’ stairway and upstairs to the new Chinese Ballroom bar and restaurant, through the renovated Chinese 6 theatres and to Grauman’s Gallery, featuring photos of the theatre’s storied history. Grauman expert, Mark Simon, will share the Sid Grauman story, from the Yukon to L.A. Theatre historian Ed Kelsey will present a PowerPoint history of the Chinese: the planning, construction and operation of the theatre, its elaborate prologues, the Forecourt and its iconic imprint ceremonies, and explain the theatre’s evolution since its grand opening on May 18, 1927. Why has Grauman’s Chinese Theatre survived as the only purpose-built movie palace in the world showing first-run films since its opening day? And ChineseTheatres management will discuss the operation of the theatre and plans for its future.
The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation celebrates its 25th Anniversary protecting, preserving, restoring and sustaining the operation of L.A.’s historic theatres. Hollywood Heritage marks more than 40 years preserving Hollywood’s history and protecting its built environment. Together, these two vital preservation organizations salute Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, a landmark visited by more than 8 million people each year, by offering this extraordinary 85th Anniversary tour.
Visit Bill Counter’s Los Angeles Movie Palaces site for a look at Grauman’s Chinese history here.
Chinese Theatres has a comprehensive chronological history of the Forecourt imprint ceremonies here.
Learn about Grauman’s Chinese Theatre’s 85th Anniversary film series, ($.25 admission!) here.
Act Now. Only a limited number of tickets are available for this unique, all-access, up-close tour of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.