TCL Chinese Theatre

6925 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Robert_G_Kelley on September 19, 2013 at 8:44 am

Also I love how they quietly deleated the tweet saying that Gravity tickets for Arclight Hollywood were coming soon lol

Robert_G_Kelley on September 19, 2013 at 8:39 am

Being cocky with their twitter/facebook post saying Hollywood Arclight tickets for Gravity onsale soon.

Yeah they have been quiet about Gravity and the Hollywood Arclight since then.

Robert_G_Kelley on September 19, 2013 at 8:37 am

Wayne if you mean because of your post then yeah anyone would turn over after reading that. Let me ask you a question what was the last movie you saw there?

Chris unfortunatly Sid died in March of 1950 aprox 3 years before cinemascope install. But your point is still valid.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on September 19, 2013 at 2:57 am

BTW…according to ownership, the screen is 46 feet tall and 94 feet wide. The screen probably got side masked to 61 feet to properly project the 1:33:1 filmed “WOZ.”

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on September 19, 2013 at 2:48 am

You mean the same Sid Grauman who let them rip out the proscenium in his theatre to install Cinemascope in the 1950’s? :)

Ciffs: DEAD ON! They were EXACTLY and PRECISELY being cocky! Serves em right!

I see the Gravity tickets (YEAH!) Uut the reserved seating chart hasn’t been activated. I’m not buying till it does…lest I end up sitting in the front row (in the basement…LOL!).

waynezimsr on September 18, 2013 at 11:02 pm

Sid Grauman must again be turning over in his grave!

Cliffs on September 18, 2013 at 10:23 am

Now we’ll just have to wait and see what happens with Arclight. If they book Gravity as well, they’d be fools to put it in the Dome in 3D. If they don’t book it, they’ll have been a bit cocky booking the companion Children of Men screening before locking the Gravity booking.

Robert_G_Kelley on September 18, 2013 at 8:30 am

Looks like Oz is indeed held over a week for the first showtime each day, And tickets now appear to be officially on sale for Metallica and Gravity at the Chinese.

hdtv267 on September 17, 2013 at 10:00 am

Very well written Kurt. Thank you for sharing

Wahlner on September 17, 2013 at 1:59 am

Went to the premiere of 3D Oz yesterday. A very different experience, but I think it works. Read my review on my blog:

RogerA on September 16, 2013 at 5:46 pm

Somebody had to help pay for the upgrade. So they put up a sign. The sign seems to blend in just find and like bigjoe59 said most people won’t notice it. Besides it’s what is inside the building that counts not some little sign on the outside.

bigjoe59 on September 15, 2013 at 11:22 pm


I second Chris U.’s comment. its a rather unobstrusive sign that i’m betting most people won’t notice.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on September 15, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Sign looks alright to me. :)

CTCrouch on September 14, 2013 at 12:33 am

Walking by this afternoon, I noticed they’ve added a metal “TCL Chinese Theatres” sign directly above the main doorway. Between a work ladder still being adjacent to the area and my not noting it before (I walk by the theatre almost daily these days), I assume this was just installed. While not overwhelming or obnoxious, it does seem to look a bit out of place (in my opinion). I’ve uploaded two pictures.

RogerA on September 13, 2013 at 2:56 am

Im waiting to see Avatar in IMAX 3D at the renovated Chinese. The Wizard of Oz in 3D may appeal to some and Im sure it will be a treat. I am waiting to be impressed.

bigjoe59 on September 12, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Hello from NYC-

I haven’t been out to L.A. in a few years and did enjoy going to the Chinese. to which my question- with all the hoopla about the IMAX-ing of the auditorium while keeping the renowned architectural design as anyone heard anything about the 3-D…ing of The Wizard of Oz. if the retrofit into 3-D of the 1939 film just doesn’t work that won’t be a good omen for the reopening.

RogerA on September 12, 2013 at 6:48 pm

It doesnt look like they will be running much film but the video presentations should be stunning.

RogerA on September 12, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Who is bitching and about what?

RogerA on September 12, 2013 at 5:34 am

Well I went on the tour of the theater today. This is now a state of the art all purpose theater. We were not taken to the projection suite but even from the auditorium one could tell it was huge. The projection suite is two stories with IMAX projectors on the lower level and conventional projection systems on the upper lever. The screen is big and the sight lines are much better than before. We can hope that they show a mix of new films and some of the big screen classics. A good clean print of 2001 or Avatar and many of the other big screen classics would be great now and then.

Tinseltoes on September 10, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Update on the restoration of neon signage: LATIMES

RogerA on September 9, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Well it seems they removed most of the auditorium floor and the plenum chamber underneath.

Cliffs on September 9, 2013 at 8:31 pm

You can find it here:

RogerA on September 9, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Chris that youtube link doesn’t work it has been taken down by the user