People outside the TCL Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard, LA
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TCL Chinese Theatre

Updated by Dianne Titos on March 14 2024

Cinematic Landmark and Cultural Icon on Hollywood Boulevard.

Address: 6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028, United States

View of the TCL Chinese Theatre and the stars on Hollywood Boulevard, LA
You're never far from the stars in Hollywood.

💲 Tour prices vary, movie ticket prices vary

👩‍🦽 Wheelchair accessible

🍽️ Concessions available

🚽 Public Restrooms

Where can I find TCL Chinese Theatre?

TCL Chinese Theatre can be found on the famous Hollywood Boulevard, in the heart of Hollywood.

Why should I visit TCL Chinese Theatre?

Famous for its grandeur, wit handprints, footprints, and signatures of Hollywood's biggest stars printed in its forecourt, the theatre offers an insightful into iconic movie legends.

TCL Chinese Theatre is also a state-of-the-art movie theatre, hosting regular screenings and premieres!

What are the opening hours at TCL Chinese Theatre?

General opening hours*

Monday - 8am - 12am

Tuesday - 8am - 12am

Wednesday - 8am - 12am

Thursday - 8am - 12am

Friday - 8am - 12am

Saturday - 8am - 12am

Sunday - 8am - 12am

*However opening hours vary on showtimes, and box office hours also vary.

Guided tours typically run every 30 minutes from 10am to 4pm.

Closures and holidays

It is best to check the theatre's official website for the most accurate and up-to-date schedule.

People outside the Dolby Theater, LA
The Dolby Theatre is only a short walk away.
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Where should I park when visiting TCL Chinese Theatre?

Parking is available at the Hollywood/Highland Center, with entrances on Highland Avenue and Orange Drive.

TCL Chinese Theatre offers a discount for parking, so be sure to bring your parking ticket with you.

Is TCL Chinese Theatre accessible by public transportation?

TCL Chinese Theatre is highly accessible by public transport, and The Hollywood/Highland Metro Station, served by the Red Line, is a short walk away.

Several bus lines also stop near Hollywood Boulevard, making it easy to reach from anywhere in Los Angeles.

When is the best time to visit TCL Chinese Theatre?

Weekday mornings are ideal for tours to avoid the crowds, offering a more personal experience.

Evening screenings are perfect for experiencing the theatre's cutting-edge projection and sound systems.

What are the best things to see near TCL Chinese Theatre?

There are plenty of great places close to TCL Chinese Theatre to also explore. Here are some favorites.

  • Hollywood Walk of Fame - Stars of entertainment icons line the sidewalks on Hollywood Boulevard.
  • Dolby Theatre - The home of the Oscars and an impressive venue for live performances, just a short walk away.
  • Hollywood & Highland - A shopping and entertainment complex offering great views of the Hollywood sign.
  • The Hollywood Museum - Showcasing an extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia, a short distance from the theatre.
Exterior of the Hollywood Museum with cars and pedestrians on a sunny day
Also make sure to check out the memorabilia at the Hollywood museum.
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Common questions about TCL Chinese Theatre

During a visit to the TCL Chinese Theatre, you can expect to explore Hollywood's iconic cinema palace, famous for its hand and footprints of movie stars at the entrance. Here is what else you can find.

Is TCL Chinese Theatre accessible to those with lower mobility?

✔️ Yes, TCL Chinese Theatre is fully accessible for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility.

Is TCL Chinese Theatre free to enter?

❌ No, TCL Chinese Theatre is not free to enter.

❗ For movie screenings tickets are needed, either booked online or at the box office.

❗ Guided tour tickets should be purchased in advance, and offer a behind-the-scenes look at the theatre's history.

Is TCL Chinese Theatre pet-friendly?

❌ Pets are not allowed inside TCL Chinese Theatre, except for service animals.

Is TCL Chinese Theatre child-friendly?

✔️ Yes, TCL Chinese Theatre offers a family-friendly environment

Is TCL Chinese Theatre a year-round attraction?

✔️ Yes, TCL Chinese Theatre operates year-round, hosting movie screenings, tours, and special events.

Are refreshments available at TCL Chinese Theatre?

✔️ Yes, a concessions stand offers popcorn, snacks, and drinks at TCL Chinese Theatre.

Are there restrooms at TCL Chinese Theatre?

✔️ Yes, public restrooms are available for guests inside TCL Chinese Theatre.

What else is useful to know before I visit TCL Chinese Theatre

Arriving early for movie screenings and tours is recommended, as you can explore the Forecourt of the Stars.

Photography is allowed in the forecourt, but restrictions may apply inside the theatre and during certain events.

The stars of the 'Big Bang Theory' attend the handprints ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in LA.
You might be lucky enough to see some stars adding to the forecourt when you visit!

Where to stay near TCL Chinese Theatre

There are plenty of great hotel options in Los Angeles to head back to after catching a show at TCL Chinese Theatre. Here are our favorites

  • Hotel Per La, Autograph Collection - Centrally located, this plush hotel is an exceptional stay, while their dedicated team delivers first-class service.

  • citizenM Los Angeles Downtown - This trendy hotel serves as a convenient gateway to the Broadway Theater District and Little Tokyo, and many other great LA top attractions.

  • Ambrose Hotel - At Ambrose Hotel and you can expect stylish accommodation, fit for all the family, in the heart of Santa Monica.