Mann's Chinese Theater
Mann's Chinese Theater
Beverly Hillsview website
6925 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028+6159
Mann's Chinese Theater Description
This grand theater's place in film history may be lost on young kids, but they'll still get a kick out of seeing all the famous footprints in cement. You can take a tour of the interior, which opened in 1927 and was built with imported artifacts from China. Or take in a movie: The theater still operates and usually shows pretty family-friendly flicks. Kids can leave the gift shop with their own Oscar.
Toddlers & Pre-K: Young ones may not enjoy the crowds found here on weekends and holidays.
School-Age Kids: They'll get a kick out of the "movie stars" (costumed characters like Darth Vader, Superman, and Marilyn Monroe) strolling around in front of the theater.
Pre-Teens & Teens: Kids this age will appreciate the theater's glamour as experienced on the tour.
- Hollywood is a little on the "funky" side. Be aware that the theaterâs neighborhood -- despite the presence of an upscale mall called Hollywood & Highland right next door -- is still in the process of gentrifying.
- Take a walk. The sidewalks all along Hollywood Boulevard are covered in the Walk of Fame stars, so plan on strolling for a few blocks with your eyes fixed on the ground.
- Plenty of dining options to be had. There are restaurants and quick eats at Hollywood & Highland and a California classic, Melâs Drive-In, around the corner.
- Call ahead if you plan to take a tour. If a movie is premiering there that day, tours are canceled.
Just the Facts
Hours: Tours, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, leaving every 15 minutes.
Recommended Time: Less than 1 hour
Reviews of Mann's Chinese Theater
By StJenna November 29, 2007 | Los Angeles, CA
What we loved:
The girls loved seeing all the stars -- even the ones they didnt know.
What we didn't love:
Too many people, but what can you do?
I think they would have stuck their hands in every hand- and footprint, if wed had the time. Funny, wed just gone to a Fourth of July tribute to John Wayne at the Hollywood Bowl the night before and they had no idea who he was. After I told them, they just shrugged. But they sure got a kick out of all the old-time stars when they could get up close and touch the names themselves. Hands-on wins out, hands down. Read More