WTF – The Chinese Theater sold???

[Sorry, too angry to dig for a CC photo]

I realize the world will end anyway on May 21st, but The Hollywood Reporter is, well, reporting that Grauman’s Chinese Theater is being sold and we should Expect Some Changes once their deal closes on May 20th.

Bull SHIT, sez me!

There’s a Facebook page to save it but everybody knows what that’s worth.

I’m not completely clear if they’re only getting the Mann Chinese 6 at Hollywood and Highland, or if the rumor that the developers are “considering turning the theater, which has 1,152 seats, into a nightclub,” is anything more than that, but still.

Really? The Chinese Theater? It’s not IT enough for you?

The Chinese is on all the historic registries, but developers (and Samaha in particular) are notorious for moving forward with their nefarious agendas and hoping no one will notice until it’s too late (Yes I Mean You out there bulldozing Johnnie’s Broiler).

Let’s not let this get swept under the rug, Angelenos!

2 Replies to “WTF – The Chinese Theater sold???”

  1. Man oh man, little is sacred. If they save the structure and repurpose it for something else I think they are allowed to get away with it. Love the place, the inside is amazing AND of course not without some history. I’ve been to a couple of movie premiers there over the years and am always amazed by the place.

    I *think* maybe there must be a historical preservation group out there that should be able to help with this quest, one that I sincerely hope won’t be Quixotic in nature.

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