The Classic Movie Palaces of Hollywood
Next month I’m headed to the heart of Tinseltown to visit the Hollywood Wax Museum. Thinking about my excursion got me thinking about the town itself. One of my favorite things to do in Hollywood is to visit one of its major movie palaces and maybe catch a flick.
The most famous theatre of them all is TCL Chinese Theatre formerly known as Grauman’s Chinese. This theatre has been the face of Hollywood since it’s debut in 1927. My favorite thing to do is visit the forecourt and look at the footprints of some of my favorite classic stars.
I’ve actually never seen a movie at the Chinese Theatre but I have been lucky enough to go on a behind the scenes tour. That was before the recent renovations but I’ve heard that they’ve kept much of the historic features intact.
One theatre I have seen many a film at is the El Capitan. This theatre dates back to 1926 and originally began as a playhouse.
I was lucky enough to tour this theatre, also, and found this hidden gem behind the stage.
As much as I love the El Capitan sometimes I want to see something a little more independent. I then head down the boulevard to the Egyptian, the original Hollywood movie palace. The Chinese may be the most famous but the Egyptian is the oldest, dating back to 1922.
Plus the inside’s pretty awesome, too.
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