5 most famous theaters in Los Angeles
We have selected 5 amazing cinemas in LA that will give you an unforgettable experience. Each cinema has its own story and history. You should definitely go see one of them if you’re visiting LA. Enjoy your time there!
The Dolby Theatre
The Dolby Theatre, better know as the Kodak Theatre is located on Hollywood Boulevard near the intersection of Vine Street and Sunset Boulevard. It is part of the Hollywood & Highland Center shopping and entertainment center. The theatre owes its name to the Eastman Kodak Company, which invested 75 million dollars in the project. It hosts the Academy Awards every year, along with other events and concerts.
The Pantages Theater
The Pantages Theater is a movie house located at 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, California 90028. It opened in 1929 and is currently owned by the Nederlander Organization. It is best known for hosting many classic films including The Wizard of Oz, Singin’ in the Rain, and Grease. It is also well known for its excellent sound system and seating.
The Wilton Theatre is an iconic venue located at 6233 West Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024. Opened in 1927, the theatre is currently owned by Live Nation Entertainment. The venue holds approximately 2,000 people and is divided into five levels. Tickets range from $10-$100 depending on the event. Parking is available for $20 per car. If you have time, look for free parking in nearby neighborhoods.
TCL Chinese Theatre
TCL Chinese Theater is an entertainment complex located at Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Los Angeles, California. Built in 1927, it is owned by Sid Grauman and bears his name. Since 2013, it has also borne the name of its current owner, Terry Loewenstern. The theater originally opened in 1926 under the name Egyptian Theatre. It was renamed after the opening of the nearby Paramount Pictures lot in 1935. The theater reopened in 2006 after a major renovation project. Its official website states that “the theatre features two giant movie screens, a state-of-the art sound system, a full service bar, and a restaurant.” Tickets cost about US$20 each and can be purchased online.
The Groundlings Theatre
All actors who play at The Groundlings today were its graduates. Notable alumni include Lisa Kudrow (from Friends), who graduated in 1990. The school also boasts many famous alumni including Michael McKean (from NewsRadio) and John Larroquette (from Night Court). Tickets range from $10-$20 per show. Food and drinks aren’t allowed inside the theatre. Parking costs around $7 per quarter. There is free parking across the street.