TCL Chinese Theatre

6925 Hollywood Boulevard,
Hollywood,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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BradE41
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
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
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
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
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
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
KramSacul on May 24, 2008 at 8:43 pm

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

markinthedark
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
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
Hancock
Hulk
The Dark Knight
Mama Mia
The Happening
Wanted
Kung Fu Panda
The Love Guru
and
Zohan

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
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
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?

BhillH20
BhillH20 on May 18, 2008 at 1:15 pm

81 Years Old And Still Going Strong !!!!

markinthedark
markinthedark on May 17, 2008 at 3:41 pm

Not sure. They took out the parking lot west of the building.

BhillH20
BhillH20 on May 17, 2008 at 2:32 pm

What is going up next door to the theater?

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm

Larry Harnisch posted the March 1957 Confidential article about Maureen O'Hara on the LA Times' Daily Mirror blog. O'Hara sued and proved she was out of the country on the date in question.
http://tinyurl.com/66595h
http://tinyurl.com/6oxa9v
http://tinyurl.com/643qgp

KramSacul
KramSacul on April 30, 2008 at 10:59 pm

Yeah, Paramount will hold the premiere there but it actually won’t play at Grauman’s. ::thumbs down::

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 20, 2008 at 8:06 am

My stepmom actually toured the place a few weeks ago while on business leave. She says the original building is still there, alongside the additional screens next to it.

Jimbo
Jimbo on April 20, 2008 at 6:07 am

… funnny, MOST of the photos here and those in the book “Hollywood at your Feet” are not public domain ….

Nearly all the photos with my Grandfather, Jean Klossner “Mr. Footprint”, aren’t public domain, but they are all over the internet.. so much for copyright laws ….

JR

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 19, 2008 at 7:19 pm

I don’t think thats a public domain photo.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 12, 2008 at 12:14 am

This 1961 photo by William Reagh shows the same detail as the 70s photo posted on 3/20/08:
http://jpg2.lapl.org/theater1/00014679.jpg