Some theaters in Hollywood, California, include the El Capitan Theatre, TLC Chinese Theatre and ArcLight Cinemas. As the birthplace of film, the Hollywood neighborhood is host to a variety of historic and modern theaters that often feature special events and world premieres of new pictures.
The El Capitan Theatre first opened in 1929. Owned by The Walt Disney Studio as of 2015, the theater has been restored to its original style, a mix of Spanish Colonial architecture on the outside with an East Indian-inspired interior including large murals and brightly-colored decor. The theater features modern technology and shows first-run Disney films, special events and live shows.
TLC Chinese Theatre features opulent East Asian architecture consistent with its birth in 1927 as Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The theater, known for its forecourt that holds the handprints and footprints of celebrities through the decades, hosts premieres and events alongside daily screenings.
ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood offers reserved seating to showings of newly released blockbusters and independent films and curated screenings of silver screen classics. To reduce distractions, the theater prohibits late seating and use of electronics during the show, and it permits no pre-screening advertisements. The theaters' black box design eliminates glare. The ArcLight Hollywood, which is also home to the Cinerama Dome, also hosts 21+ screenings that allow alcoholic beverages inside the theaters.