Definition of Grauman's Chinese Theater from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Grauman's Chinese Theater

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the original name of a famous Hollywood cinema, later called Mann's Chinese Theater, and now called TCL Chinese Theater. It was built in 1927 by Sid Grauman and designed like a Chinese pagoda (= religious building). Near its entrance there is a place where well-known film stars leave images of their hands or feet by pressing them into wet cement which then dries.