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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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