LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the most stalwart and glamorous stars of Hollywood’s golden age is celebrating a milestone birthday.
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is turning 90.
The storied Hollywood Boulevard movie palace now known as the TCL Chinese Theatre opened its doors on May 18, 1927 — two years before the first Academy Awards were presented.
The historic theater still regularly hosts Hollywood premieres and shows first-run features. But ticket prices have gone up. It cost 75 cents to see a movie in 1927. Today, an IMAX 3-D showing will set you back $22.75.