Hollywood Heritage Celebrates the 90th Anniversary of the Chinese Theatre
On May 1, 2017, Hollywood Heritage, the TCL Chinese Theatre, NBCUniversal and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the opening of one of the nations most iconic landmarks, The TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd., with the premier presentation of the newly restored 1934 Cecil B. DeMille film, Cleopatra. This event will be kicking off the organizations National Historic Preservation Month activities.
DeMille's version of the Cleopatra story with Claudette Colbert as the legendary siren of the Nile was a critical and financial success for Paramount. In addition, Cleopatra received several Academy Award nominations and was given the Best Cinematography award. The film is noted for its magnificent Art Deco-inspired sets.
The TCL Chinese Theatre, designed by the celebrated architectural firm of Meyer and Holler, was built in 1927 for legendary promoter Sid Grauman and was the second of his movie palaces on Hollywood Boulevard. The theatre is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument. For nine decades, the owners of the theatre have shown remarkable stewardship of the historic features while carefully updating the viewing experience to IMAX.
The mission of Hollywood Heritage, a 501(c) 3 public benefit corporation celebrating over three decades of service, is to educate the public about the role of the early film industry and its pioneers in shaping Hollywood history and to preserve the historic built environment in Hollywood. There is no better way to illustrate the organizations mission than with the presentation of a restored film in a magnificently preserved theatre!
Premium tickets come with free popcorn and a soda! The TCL Chinese Theatre will validate your parking for the Hollywood & Highland parking garage ($2 for up to four hours).
TCL Chinese Mann Theatres (View)
6925 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
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