Tim Burton Gets Handprints at Chinese Theatre

Big time director Tim Burton to receive his footprints and handprints at Chinese Theatre on Thursday, September 8th at approximately 4PM.  TCL Chinese Theatre, also known as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, also known as Mann’s Chinese Theatre, etc., will host this event in their courtyard just outside their IMAX stage.

Tim Burton Handprints at Chinese Theatre

Tim Burton Handprints at Chinese Theatre

Tim Burton is the mastermind behind such classics as Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride, and Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.  Also, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Batman Returns, Alice in Wonderland, BeetleJuice and the remake of Planet of the Apes.

The great thing about these ceremonies is the mystery of who will show up to honor him.  Will his leading man Johnny Depp attend?  Or how about Helena Bonham Carter, or Danny Elfman?

Others with handprints at Chinese Theatre include a who’s who of the greatest in movie history.  This includes Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, John Wayne, Jimmy Durante, Bob Hope, Sophia Loren and Frank Sinatra.  Other superstars include Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Harrison Ford, George Clooney, and of course, Marilyn Monroe.

Master showman, Sid Grauman even has his handprints in the courtyard.  He was responsible for many of the early show palaces including The Million Dollar Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, The Egyptian Theater (now American Cinematheque, also on Hollywood Boulevard), and the current Disney El Capitan, just across the street.  Many of the world’s biggest movie premieres still take place at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.  For the Star Wars Force Awakens premiere, 2 entire city blocks were covered with a privacy tent for all their VIP attendees.

TCL IMAX theater is one of the largest in the world, holding 932 people.  It’s the 3rd largest commercial screen in North America, and a must for movie lovers visiting Los Angeles and Hollywood.

For more information on the theater and upcoming events, visit the official TCL Chinese Theatre website.

For information on our tours with a stop at this famous landmark, and your chance to view handprints at Chinese Theatre, visit Glitterati Tours of Hollywood.