TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly known as Mann's Chinese Theatre) is an amazing place!
My husband and I had seen a movie in the big famous theatre (they have other normal theatre rooms too) many years back. We have wanted to take the kids to see a movie there but it never worked out to be a kid friendly movie. More recently it was under construction to become an IMAX theatre.
So, we explored the exterior of the theatre:
Finally!!! During our last visit the theatre was open and playing Captain America (part 2) in IMAX 3D. The tickets weren't cheap but well worth it for the experience!
|FYI - you can't get through those doors unless you have a ticket for the IMAX show. There is a "guard" at the door and they will not let you in unless they see your ticket and if it is less than a half hour before the show starts.|
|Restrooms are down stairs. They are large and it is easy to imagine famous guests freshening up during parties.|
|The entire room is full of beautiful architecture! This is the ceiling center. The light changes color too.|
|Such a HUGE room!!! Most of what you see in this picture is just the first section. There is a lot more!!!|
|It was amazing!|
- You can pay to go on a tour of the theatre.
- You actually reserve your seats when you purchase IMAX movie tickets. Unlike the theaters I am familiar with where you buy the ticket and then find a seat based on what is not already taken. I LOVED this feature!!
- You can purchase tickets at the ticket window (a little East of the theatre). We ordered our tickets online (and selected our seats) a few days prior to our visit.