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The Chinese 6 is a multiplex upstairs in the Hollywood and Highland mall that's just east of Grauman's Chinese. This street level boxoffice serves both the original Grauman's Chinese screen and the sixplex. Photo: Bill Counter - 2007
Phone: 323-461-3331 Website: tclchinesetheatres.com | the Chinese on Facebook |
Opened: 2001. The mall was built by the Canadian firm TrizecHahn who later got into difficulties with the property. The current owner of the complex is the CIM Group, a major Hollywood property owner. The theatres were opened by Mann Theatres as Mann's Chinese 6.
The Chinese Twin that had been on the property east of Grauman's Chinese since 1979 was demolished for construction of the Hollywood and Highland project.
Architects: Behr Browers Architects. See their website's Mann Theatre Hollywood and Highland page for a nice series of photos of the Chinese 6. They also did restoration work on the main theatre as well in 2001.
Seating: The smaller auditoria range in size from 177 to 289 seats. The largest venue seats 470.
Status: The operation (along with Grauman's Chinese) was purchased in May 2011 by nightclub operators/producers Elie Samaha and Don Kushner operating as Chinese Theatre, LLC. The Chinese 6 Theatres offer first run films as well as special events and private parties.
The theatre entrance upstairs in the mall. Photo: Bill Counter - 2007
The entrance hall to the Chinese 6. The photos on the walls are of footprint ceremonies in the forecourt. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012
The Chinese 6 lobby. It's now being used for parties and receptions and called "The Grauman Ballroom." The event was a tour of Grauman's Chinese organized by the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012
The lobby with its original decorative scheme. Thanks to Behr Browers Architects for the photo. They were the designers of the project.
A 2006 VIP lounge area photo at the Chinese 6 by Cariberry on Flickr. Her album has a number of other nice photos of the complex.
A shot of the VIP bar area of the Chinese 6 that was once on the Mann Theatres website.
Auditorium #1. Photo: Bill Counter - 2012
A view of auditorium #1 by Cinema Treasures contributor Hollywood 90038. It was once in the photos section of the site's TCL Chinese Theatre page but seems to have vanished from there.
The rear of one of the auditoria. Photo: Behr Browers Architects
A photo by Rodrigo Mendez that appeared with a 2009 Live Design Online story about the "380 channel" experimental sound system getting tried out in auditorium 6. Note the array on the side wall. It's also on the Electrosonic website.
A look toward the screen in auditorium #6. The Rodrigo Mendez photo appears on the Mann Chinese Theatre page of the website of the firm Electrosonic with an article on their experimental sound installation at the complex in in 2009.
The rear of auditorium #6. The Rodrigo Mendez photo appears on the Electrosonic Mann Chinese Theatre page.
A screen view of one of the auditoria. Photo: Behr Browers Architects
More Information: See the Cinema Tour page for many photos of the complex including a number of fine lobby shots by Christopher Crouch. Wikipedia has an article on the Hollywood & Highland complex.
Cinema Treasures doesn't have a separate page for the Chinese 6 (or the now-demolished Chinese Twin). It's all together on a page called TCL Chinese Theatre.
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