Grauman's Chinese Theatre is located on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California and is approximately 25 miles from the city's international airport. This movie theatre was opened in 1927 with thousands of people lining the streets to catch a glimpse of the celebrities in attendance. The theatre was the brainchild of American showman, Sid Grauman and cost $2,000,000 to build.
Located along the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, the theatre has hosted premieres, parties and three Academy Awards ceremonies. The building is very much designed in the Chinese tradition, with two giant Heaven Dogs brought from China guarding the entrance as well as pagodas and temple bells. The theatre is 90 feet high with two large coral red columns topped with wrought iron masks holding up the roof.
A 30 minute walking tour is offered to visitors seven days a week, where participants learn about the history of the theatre and other facts about the film premieres and stars seen here. The VIP experience enables guests to watch movies in extra wide leather seats and have concession items personally delivered by an attendant. Parties and meetings can be held in the private lounge, which is open to anyone over 21 years of age.