A view of the Chinese Theatre from across the street

The Chinese Theatre has been a Hollywood landmark and icon of the city since it’s opening in 1927. The building remains a working movie theater, shopping complex, and tourist destination for its celebrity handprints embossed into the cement on the floor within its entrance courtyard.

To this day, Disney still holds gala premieres for some of its movies here. One of the biggest premieres ever was in 1964 for Mary Poppins which was broadcast live on TV. This event was partially recreated for the ending scene to 2013’s Saving Mr. Banks.

Marvel fans may also recognize this building as the site of a terrorist attack during an explosion where Happy Hogan ends up hospitalized during the 2013 film, Iron Man 3.

The premiere of Mary Poppins, as seen during the 2013 film, Saving Mr. Banks. Image ©Disney

If you can’t make it to Hollywood, Disney has its own version of this building in the form of an exact replica forming the facade to °o° and Minnie’s Runaway Railway in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Inside the courtyard

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