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Cinespia and The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation present a one night only screening of Blade Runner in the location where it was filmed. Blade Runner has become the quintessential Los Angeles film, despotic and dreamily beautiful, it shows downtown in all its faded glory. It has also become the gold standard for science fiction cinema, and its breathtaking vision is timeless.


Opened in 1918, The Million Dollar is described as a Spanish cathedral set in a Greek Temple. The interior is full of lush colors, original art works, and gorgeous, ornate decorations. The Million Dollar features prominently in the film, this is your chance to see with your own eyes the inside of one of our historical treasures.


Withdrawn from theatrical release, Cinespia and the LAHTF present this rare opportunity to see Blade Runner in glorious 35mm on the Million Dollar‘s big screen by special arrangement with the Chartwell Partners. Proceeds will be applied to restoring the Million Dollar name to the marquee.


Sid Grauman‘s first major theatre was named Grauman’s Theatre when it opened on February 1, 1918 with William S. Hart in “The Silent Man” Following the hype over its price tag, it soon became known as Grauman’s Million Dollar Theatre, although it was not officially named this until 1922. The auditorium was built behind the twelve story Edison office building, the exterior is a magnificent example, of a variation of Spanish Rococo style, known as Churrigueresque. Deeply molded features decorate the theatre entrance and higher up on the facade are heroic figures of the arts, with symbols of western Americana, such as bison head, eagles, and longhorn steer skulls, all the work of sculptor Joseph Mora.


WHAT: Blade Runner At The Million Dollar Theatre 
Saturday, March 23, 2013 | Doors 7:30 pm | Movie 9:00 pm
The Million Dollar Theatre | 307 South Broadway | Los Angeles, CA 90013


  • 21 and over
  • Full bar

CONTACT INFO: (323) 221-3343 or

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The Marilyn Monroe Film Festival is a seven-day tribute presented by Playboy and Grauman’s Chinese Theatres highlighting the work of the legendary actress with a red carpet screening of “Some Like It Hot.” There will be a Marilyn Monroe look-alike contest Friday, June 1st starting at 5 pm. The first 2oo Marilyns get into the screening for free. After the screening, celebrate Marilyns birthday at Hemingway’s Lounge.

Movie Schedule

Friday , June 1 – Some Like it Hot
Saturday, June 2 – No Business like Show Business
Sunday, June 3 How to Marry a Millionaire
Monday, June 4 – The Seven Year Ich
Tuesday, June 5 – Bus Stop
Wednesday, June 6 – The Misfits
Thursday, June 7 – Gentlemen Prefer Blonds

All screenings begin at 8 pm.


The grand opening of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on May 18, 1927, was the most spectacular theatre opening in motion picture history. Thousands of people lined Hollywood Boulevard and a riot broke out as fans tried to catch a glimpse of the movie stars and other celebrities as they arrived for the opening. The film being premiered that night was Cecil B. DeMille’s “The King of Kings,” which was preceded by “Glories of the Scriptures,” a live prologue devised by master showman Sid Grauman. A Wurlitzer organ and 65-piece orchestra provided music for the prologue. The theatre opened to the public the following day, May 19, 1927. Read more here.

Theatre Tours

Since 1927, the Chinese Theatre has been home of star powered red carpet movie premiers and special events, where Hollywood’s biggest and brightest stars have come to watch their movies. The most famous movie theatre in the world is known for its unique forecourt of the stars, featuring cement hand and footprints of major movie stars from past to preset.

Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russel ~ June 27, 1953

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner ~ November 3rd, 2011

The Chinese Theatre Tour is the only tour in Hollywood where you learn the history of the Chinese Theatre, inside and out, from its earliest days to the present. The Tour features stories and fun facts about the theatre’s Hollywood premieres and its Forecourt of the Stars.

Step off the red carpet and walk through the golden doors of this Movie Palace of the Stars on an exclusive 20 minute Walking Tour. A visit to Hollywood is not complete without this stroll through Hollywood movie history.

Tours are offered seven days a week excluding special events. Call for up-to-date availability (323) 463-9576 or email

“I used to go to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and try to fit my foot in a celebrity impression. It really meant to me that anything is possible… Almost”

~ Marilyn Monroe

WHAT: Marilyn Monroe Film Festival
WHEN: Friday, June 1 – Thursday, June 7, 2012
WHERE: Grauman’s Chinese Theatre6925 Hollywood Blvd. | Hollywood, CA 90028

CONTACT INFO: (323) 461-3331


  • $30 festival pass gets you into any movie
  • $10 for the opening premier of “Some Like It Hot” at Grauman’s
  • $5 for each film throughout the rest of the festival

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