Hollywood Hills News
TCL Chinese Theater Under Renovations
By Alice Perez
Aug 1, 2013 - 7:25:39 PM

HOLLYWOOD HILLS—The newly-named TCL Chinese Theater closed its doors back in May for renovations that include an IMAX theatre, more seating, and preserving the 85-year-old Hollywood star.


Walking down the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame, formerly known as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Angelinos and visitors will notice the fenced-off corridors, and workers moving in and out. When the doors open, audiences will experience a seating area of 986 seats and enjoy their movie in the World’s Largest IMAX Theatre approximately 94 feet wide. Most of the renovations are keeping the theatre old school with construction workers and historians working together to preserve the historicity.


According to the TCL Chinese Theatre website, “The renovations will not affect any of the historic architecture. We have been working closely with the Historic Resources Group every step of the way to ensure that we do not alter anything that is historically significant.  We have also shared our plans with Hollywood Heritage, Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation, and LA Conservancy and have their support for this project.”


All summer long, the TCL Chinese Theatre is offering a one-of-a-kind tour called the “TCL Chinese Theatre Hard Hat Tour,” Monday through Friday occurring every hour from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. with prices for adults at $13.50, seniors $11.50, and children $6.50.

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