By Deb Flomberg
Are you a movie fan? A devotee of the stars? If so, then chances are you’ve paid a visit to Hollywood a time or two in your life. However, you simply cannot visit Hollywood, California without a trip to one of the most famous theaters in the world. The Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is known throughout the world as one of the most famous Hollywood icons in history, and it has been a cornerstone of the Hollywood experience for more than 75 years.
The theatre originally opened on May 18, 1927, and it has been called the most spectacular theater opening in movie history. The first film shown at the opulent movie house was Cecil B. DeMille’s The King of Kings and the theatre opened to the general public the very next day. The stunning beauty of the legendary theatre still lasts today, with the legendary forecourt serving as one of the most popular photo opportunity spots in the state.
Almost as famous as the theater itself, if not more so, is the huge collection of hand and foot imprints in the cement in front of the theater. With names as famous as Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Jimmy Durante, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Johnny Depp and so many more, you can easily spend hours in the courtyard comparing your hands and feet to the famous ones that are immortalized in concrete.
So head over to the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in your SL550 Roadster from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. That way you can arrive at the world-famous destination in posh style, just as the celebs do. Then be sure to take the tour of the theater, which will feature plenty of great facts about the theater, its history, the big premiers and the Forecourt of the Stars. It is a 20 minute walking tour, and really no visit to the Hollywood area would be complete without it.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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