TCL Chinese Theatre

6925 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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CF100 on October 15, 2019 at 2:57 pm

“CINITY” projection system installed for the premiere of “Gemini Man” at the Chinese Theatre:

“GEMINI MAN Theatrical Premiere Will Utilize 4K 3D 120fps High Frame Rate Projection”.

The system was developed for Chinese company Huaxia Film, and uses Christie dual laser projection; it is capable of 4K 3D at 120 frames per second, with 28ftL peak screen illumination.

I assume that public screenings were IMAX with Laser?

DavidZornig on September 28, 2019 at 1:56 pm

Variety article about the upcoming premiere of “Joker” at the TCL Chinese Theatre.

moviebuff82 on August 24, 2019 at 6:33 am

One of the moviegoers that visited this theater had measles and also visited other landmarks around the LA area, including disneyland and others.

bigjoe59 on June 13, 2019 at 1:21 pm


to stevenJ thanks for the reply. you’d expect since the exterior was a fa├žade on the Columbia lot they’d at least build one that actually looked like the New Amsterdam Theater.

stevenj on June 12, 2019 at 9:27 am

According to the overview for the Warrens (Warner Bros) theatre in downtown Los Angeles the interior theatre shots at the beginning of Funny Girl were filmed there.


bigjoe59 on June 11, 2019 at 3:08 pm

Hello from NYC-

at the beginning of Funny Girl Barbra Streisand walks into what is supposed to be the New Amsterdam Theater on 42 St.. as any native New Yorker will tell you the interior looked nothing liked the New Amsterdam. this has always been a big mistake for me. to which what L.A. theater was used for the interior of the New Amsterdam?

DavidZornig on May 22, 2019 at 7:50 am

Link with footage of the August 27, 1964 premiere of “Mary Poppins”.

davidcoppock on May 2, 2019 at 5:54 am

Some of the movie stars of Marvels “Avengers endgame(5 movie stars i think?) recently put there signitures and handprints in cement outside this theatre(before the movie came out i think?).

moviebuff82 on May 1, 2019 at 12:09 pm

The last time this appeared in a Marvel MCU movie was Iron Man 3 which came out six years ago this weekend. Also seen in cartoon form in Scooby Doo Goes to Hollywood and other Hanna Barbera cartoons.

davidcoppock on May 1, 2019 at 8:27 am

Seen briefly in the film “The Muppet movie” as the Electric Mayhem bus is seen driving past the theatre near the end of the film.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on April 9, 2019 at 12:41 pm

A B&W short subject covering the world premiere of MGM’s “Grand Hotel” at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in 1932 can be viewed here

RogerA on December 8, 2018 at 4:37 pm

The Chinese sound system is not the best. The Chinese is a huge space and hard to fill and there are problems with the acoustics. The El Capitan has a much better sound system and is one of the best if not the best in California. The newly renovated Theater at American Legion Post 43 in Hollywood has better sound than the Chinese.

LARGE_screen_format on December 7, 2018 at 1:40 pm

AMC Loews 13, Lincoln Square IMAX screen is 100 feet wide by 80 feet high.

TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX screen is 94 feet wide by 46 feet high.

Can anyone confirm if the AMC Metreon 16 IMAX screen is 100 feet wide by 80 feet high or 97 feet wide by 76 feet high?

I believe the above are the three largest IMAX screens in North America unless anyone knows otherwise?

Escott O. Norton
Escott O. Norton on December 7, 2018 at 12:34 pm

The Chinese is not the largest screen, I think the record for that is in Sydney, Australia, and I think it is the 3rd largest screen in the US, but the Chinese is easily the largest IMAX theatre by seating capacity at 932, according to In my opinion it is the best audio and picture quality I have experienced. And it is a stunningly beautiful historic theatre too!

moviebuff82 on December 7, 2018 at 12:06 pm

Yes. Second place has to be the lincoln square imax, which is an hour away from where i live. I was watching about 45 minutes of Teen Titans Go to the movies, and there’s a cartoon version of the chinese as the superheroes go to the premiere of a superhero movie. It’s also featured in Scooby Doo goes to Hollywood as well.

LARGE_screen_format on November 4, 2018 at 2:47 pm

Am I correct in thinking this is the best audio and picture quality IMAX screen in the U.S.? Also, the largest.

davidcoppock on October 2, 2018 at 10:30 pm

Theres a scene in the movie “Blazing saddles” showing Mel Brooks going into the theatre, which is screening a premiere of “Blazing saddles”.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on September 22, 2018 at 1:41 pm

B&W newsreel footage of the Hollywood premiere of “Hell’s Angels” can be viewed here

CStefanic on September 14, 2018 at 4:59 pm

I’m just going to say it – what they did with the Grauman Chinese (It will always be the Grauman Chinese to me) was an abomination.

DavidZornig on August 7, 2018 at 8:05 pm

Water and Power Associates link with the Chinese Theatre and photos of other theatres and buildings.

bigjoe59 on July 12, 2018 at 1:23 pm


thanks to Escot O. Norton and MSC77 for their replies. I am fascinated as to how long roadshow engagements of films lasted in L.A. as opposed to Manhattan. for instance the shortest roadshow engagement in Manhattan I can remember is Half A Sixpence which ran at the Criterion for a grand total of 6 weeks.

MSC77 on July 12, 2018 at 10:57 am

bigjoe59: Other roadshows at the Chinese included “Half a Sixpence” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”

Escott O. Norton
Escott O. Norton on July 11, 2018 at 2:12 pm

BigJoe, I recommend you spend some time on my friend Kurt’s website. He has an exhaustive collection of photos and information, including a COMPLETE list of every movie and show ever presented at the Chinese. Also check out the 1927 tour of the theatre!

bigjoe59 on July 11, 2018 at 1:47 pm


were the engagements of Windjammer, West Side Story
and Hello Dolly the only roadshow engagements the
Chinese has held?