Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Pavement outside Grauman's Chinese theatre

The Chinese Theatre in Hollywood is the most famous movie theatre in the world. Millions of visitors flock here each year. Most people want to see the footprints of the stars. Grauman's Chinese Theatre opened over 70 years ago. Since then, the Chinese Theatre has been the site of more gala Hollywood movie premières than any other theatre.

In 1939, for instance, over 10,000 spectators showed up for the world première of The Wizard of Oz. In the 1940's Grauman's Chinese Theatre also hosted the annual Academy Award ceremonies. And the theatre has appeared in quite a few movies itself. Sid Grauman, the man who also built the nearby Egyptian Theatre, built the Chinese Theatre. Sid is the one who came up with the idea of putting the movie stars' footprints in wet cement. The theatre resembles a giant, red Chinese pagoda. The theatre's architecture features a huge dragon snaking its way across the front, two stone lion-dogs guarding the main entrance, and the silhouettes of tiny dragons racing up and down the sides of the theatre's ornate, copper roof. A truly exciting place to see a movie.

Now look at the question below and click on the answer you think is right.

How many people visit the Chinese Theatre each year?