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Chinese Theatre in Hollywood to Close for Renovations

TCL Chinese Theatre is scheduled to reopen in late summer.

The former Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, now called TCL Chinese Theatre, will close its doors May 1 for renovations.

Imax Corp. is coming to the location, with 986 seats and a screen that's 94 feet wide. Additionally, the floor, lighting and projection booth will all undergo some changes, according to Curbed L.A.

The floor (changed many times over the years) will be put on a steeper slope and the enormous new screen will descend partway into what is now the basement, according to Hillsman Wright of the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation, who's been working with the Chinese. The projection booth will also be moved forward and lowered a bit (over the theater's fake balcony).

"The renovations will not affect any of the historic architecture," a statement posted on the theater's website said. "We have been working closely with the Historic Resources Group every step of the way to ensure that we do not alter anything that is historically significant."

The theater is scheduled to reopen in late summer, Curbed reported.

lewis cook April 27, 2013 at 04:14 AM
it was in 1988 that satan went up in ashes in front of chinese mann theatre on hollywood blvd thus cold war ended shortly afterward...the holy bible describes satan as a dragon, red dragon...i saw satan in front of palace night club on north vine in 1986 shortly after i shook gods hand at pallasades park santa monica calif. 1986... i was us army 1979 -1981 and usmc 1982 so it is on cold war army navy satellite recording IE 1956 2056 us militaryu engineers vcault at 725 23rd st nw wash dc... and i was born 1955...

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