TCL Chinese Theatre

6925 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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BradE41 on June 4, 2008 at 3:35 pm

During ‘The Nude Bomb’ period there was a scary wax figure of Rhonda Flemming in the lobby of the Chinese.

William on June 4, 2008 at 2:42 pm

ken mc, Don’t you mean “I smell a Nude Bomb”? Remember the movie called “The Nude Bomb” from 1980, it was the first “Get Smart” movie and it’s Executive Producer was Ted Mann.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on June 4, 2008 at 2:28 pm

I’d say “Star Trek” and “The Untouchables” (both from the ‘70s and '80s) are the only TV show-to-movie adaptations that did work. The rest of them didn’t even come close.

markinthedark on June 4, 2008 at 2:04 pm

Didn’t the producers get a hint with such previous stinkers as “I Spy”, “Bewitched”, “The Avengers”, “Dukes of Hazzard”, “The Mod Squad”, “Leave it to Beaver”, “Miami Vice” etc etc that making an old TV show into a movie usually doesn’t work?

kencmcintyre on June 4, 2008 at 1:42 pm

It’s a bad sign for “Get Smart” when the target audience doesn’t realize that it is based on a television show. I smell a bomb.

BradE41 on June 4, 2008 at 10:29 am

Grauman’s Chinese is not getting The Happening either; it is now on pre-sale for June 12 Midnite show @ Arclight.

segask on June 2, 2008 at 11:03 pm

well I see a couple questions I asked were already answered above.

And I also saw the trailer for the new Angelena Jolie film Wanted.

Tralers I saw

Get Smart
Hellboy II
Journey to Center of The Earth
Curious Case of Benjamin Button (a christmas release)

segask on June 1, 2008 at 5:37 pm

Anyone have any info on the new construction going on just west of the theater?

segask on June 1, 2008 at 4:20 pm

Oh yeah, other trailers I remeber seeing at the Chinese yesterday were Journey to the Center of The Earth and a Brad Pitt movie (coming out this fall I think)

segask on June 1, 2008 at 4:18 pm

Do Paramount and Warner still co-own the Mann theater chain? Paramounts biggest of May – Iron Man and Indy – wound up at the Dome. Warners' new Batman movie will be at the Dome. I guess Mann has new owners now?

segask on June 1, 2008 at 4:16 pm

yesterday I saw Indy at the Dome and they played The Dark Knight trailer there. Then I went to the Chinese to see The Strangers and the trailers I can remember were Get Smart and Hellboy II. Posters for both of those were in the forecourt of the stars area and listed as their next attractions

BradE41 on May 30, 2008 at 9:30 am

I really doubt the Chinese will be left high and dry this Summer. Just because it is listed on the Arclight website does not really mean it will play at the Hollywood venue.

markinthedark on May 29, 2008 at 12:18 pm

If the Arclight website is correct then the Chinese is in for a lousy summer, year, what have you. Aside from the Strangers which starts tomorrow at the Chinese and WALL-E, which will most certainly be at the El Capitan, the next wide release coming up that is not listed on the Arclight Hollywood’s coming soon page is New Line’s Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D on July 11th!!

Cliffs on May 29, 2008 at 11:27 am

No, those titles are all listed for Hollywood. Hollywood and Sherman Oaks have their own coming soon pages. I agree that there could be a mistake and they have listed a title for both locations by accident (hence why I said “subject to change”), but as written, Arclight Hollywood is getting all of those titles. Now, someone earlier said the Chinese is getting The Happening (which is currently listed for Arclight Hollywood). If the Chinese gets that, there could be some hope that the coming soon list has more titles than it should.

BradE41 on May 27, 2008 at 10:08 am

I do not think that Arclight listing actually indicates all those films will be booked into Hollywood. Since the Arclight Sherman Oaks now shares the same website they list all upcoming films. I’m sure the Chinese will book at least The Dark Knight and maybe something like Get Smart or Wanted.

I find most people will go out of the way to see a film at the main theatre, but will not really go to the Chinese 6 unless totally necessary. The tourist factor does hurt the complex for L.A.‘ers.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on May 27, 2008 at 7:26 am

Here’s a 1953 view of premiere festivities for the first CinemaScope feature:
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KramSacul on May 24, 2008 at 11:21 pm

I think it all went down hill a few years ago when Episode 3 ended up in the Dome/Arclight instead of at Grauman’s like every other Star Wars film. Then last year Arclight got Transformers and The Simpson’s Movie over Grauman’s {SM didn’t even play at the Village). This year the same thing happened with Iron Man (no Village either). I bet Star Trek will end up showing only at Arclight as well. Blah.

markinthedark on May 24, 2008 at 10:15 pm

It wasn’t like that for the first couple years that the Arclight was open, but these days the Arclight is THE place in LA to see a film. Whenever I go you see celebrities and industry people who would really rather not deal with all the tourists on Hollywood Boulevard. My feeling is studios really want their films at the Arclight for the prestige factor. Its sad because the Chinese puts on a good show. A few years ago the Chinese and even Chinese 6 were getting films like Lord of the Rings: FOTR, Black Hawk Down, Star Wars Ep 1 and 2 and Insomnia. All of those would certainly play at the Arclight if released today.

KramSacul on May 24, 2008 at 8:43 pm

Glad to see others acknowledge the lousy booking Grauman’s has been given lately.

markinthedark on May 24, 2008 at 10:50 am

Yikes, thats still 3 weeks off. I bet they were hoping Speed Racer had done better. Hope Mr. Shymalan is back in form after that stinker “Lady in the Water”.

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on May 24, 2008 at 1:48 am

The next movie scheduled to play the Chinese is M. Night Shymalan’s The Happening.

Cliffs on May 20, 2008 at 8:31 pm

According to Arclight’s sight (which is obviously subject to change), Arclight Hollywood is supposed to get:
Get Smart
Hellboy 2
The Dark Knight
Mama Mia
The Happening
Kung Fu Panda
The Love Guru

What exactly is the Chinese going to show this summer? Space Chimps? Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2? There literally isn’t a decent movie for them to show this summer until X-Files 2 at the end of July. I figured it was a no-brainer that they’d show Dark Knight, but it’s already listed as coming soon to Arclight Hollywood.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on May 20, 2008 at 8:01 pm

SATC is booked for Arclight Hollywood. Who knows what’s gonna be in there next?

moviebuff82 on May 18, 2008 at 3:48 pm

Maybe something that’s not Indiana Jones and probably will be Sex and the City!

markinthedark on May 18, 2008 at 2:09 pm

Anyone have any idea what the Chinese is going to get to replace the dud “Speed Racer” since the Arclight seems to get most of the good bookings these days?