Hollywood & Highland, Los Angeles
Originally, in 1927, it opened as Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The owners were Sid Grauman, Mary Picford and Douglas Fairbanks.
In 1973 the name was changed by new owners, to Mann's Chinese Theatre. An unfortunate choice in my opinion!
On Jan 11, 2000, it was announced that the entire Mann's theatre chain, including GRAUMAN'S CHINESE Theatre, has been purchased by a partnership of Warner Bros and Paramount Studios. Thankfully these people have restored the original name! Not only can you watch a film at this theater you can also have a tour.
Grauman's Chinese Theatre has been surrounded by the Kodak Theatre the new permanent location for the Academy Awards, a grand ballroom for such events as the post-Academy Awards parties. Also in this new complex you will find restaruants, nightclubs, even a luxury hotel and most interesting, a total renovation to restore Grauman's Chinese Theatre to it's original glory!
Again a name change for this most famous theater. It is now the TCL Chinese Theatre. The restoration is beautiful and the place is as popular as ever.
Nightlife in Los Angeles is always exciting. The only problem is that the most popular places keep changing! It's a $$$Fad$$$ kind of thing. Once a place becomes fashionable, everyone wants to go there, 'to mingle with the Beautiful People.'
Of course, the Beautiful People don't want to mingle with Everyone--so, they move on and meet at the next place, which becomes the newest 'Hot Spot' in town,--until Everyone starts to go there too. On and on it goes.
Dress Code: In most of California, the dress code is non-existent, but at the more expensive and popular places the dress code is $$$Fashionably Trendy$$$ if you know what I mean.
At the Hottest Spots, you may not be allowed to enter unless you have the right look.
this high end mall in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard also doubles as a main nightlife activity due to the sheer number of nitespots in the complex and the adjacent areas of the touristy area near the kodak theater and Grauman's Chinese Theater.
This is the most kitchsky and ritzy part of the Hollywood experience and a definite tourist trap for tourists hehehe. There are lot of shops and luxe shops and also several nitespots and restaurants like the rolling stone, starbucks plus 75 shops, two nightclubs and restaurants, a movie theater, The Highlands nightclub and Level 3 nightclub and a bowling alley called Lucky Strike Lanes. The portion of the center facing Hollywood Boulevard houses retail tenants such as GAP, American Eagle, Banana Republic, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Sephora, Swatch, and Express. And the Star of the Mall is the hollywood Rennaisance Hotel and the Babylon Inspired Archway in the middle of the huge courtyard.
most of the restaurants and bars here open at 11:00 am and close at 12:00 or 1:00 am
Dress Code: casual, no flip flops and shorts allowed
I love going to the Hollywood & Highland complex because there is ample parking (least inexpensive in Hollywood), the Highlands club has excellent music and people, and the food venues are affordable and delicious. I would recommend the Highlands club which is at the very top of the complex if you are 21+, the floor below is a different club called Club DV8 for people that are 18+. Club DV8 has poor air circulation so it is really hot, while Highlands Club is very posh and has a huge outside balcony with excellent views of Hollywood.
Dress Code: You should dress to impress if you plan on going clubbing anywhere in Hollywood.
Other than a bizillion clubs, sightseeing is a must, I wish I had a new scanner that worked b/c I got awsome pics of cool mansions, gorgeous sunsets and phat cars. The traffic is a ***, and the cabs are expensive so take the bus.
Oh boy! What kind of places you may find in Los Angeles! Those guys talking about fun in Los Angeles must be right maybe!
This restaurant in North Hollywood (God only remembers its name) is a "typical" western restaurant.
People come her eto have a good steak and enjoy the loud music and occasional shows. Whicjh shows? What about the mechanic bull and the people (customers) trying to ride it instead of sitting quietly and having their dinner?
If you are in the mood to go out big, drop by Highlands, the over-the-top gorgeous and simply enormous new nightclub in the shopping center on Hollywood and Highlands. The club has hip hop and main stream pop on the main floor, with a trance and house room in the back and a patio upstairs that plays old school with a mix of 80's funk. The best part of this place is the huge patio, which on a clear night will enable you to see all the beautiful lights of LA.
Dress Code: Definitely dress up! Women can wear their flashiest and men do not forget your bling bling!