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architecture of the theatre are available and the entire
theatre is available for buyout.
Adjacent to Dolby is the TCL Chinese Theatre
IMAX, famous for its hand and footprints (known as
the Forecourt of the Stars) of past and bygone-era
Hollywood stars. The theatre underwent extensive
renovations in 2013 that elevated the Los Angeles
Historic Landmark to IMAX status, the only of its kind
in Hollywood. Groups can take in the ambience where
thousands of Hollywood's elite-from Marilyn Monroe
to George Clooney- have mixed and mingled, during
a VIP tour, or consider timing your event with a once
in a lifetime hand and footprint ceremony, Hollywood
premiere or movie festival. The iconic theatre's lavish,
state-of-the-art VIP Lounge, complete with private
concessions services, offers a bird's-eye view of the
famous Grauman's Ballroom, also available for rent.
Not surprising for the "Entertainment Capital of the
World," Hollywood venues tend to veer toward the
experiential side, and Madame Tussauds Hollywood
is no exception. Here, groups can get a sense of what
it would be like to hobnob with some of Hollywood's
greatest legends, via their wax doppelgangers.
Madame Tussauds' 6,500-square-foot rooftop terrace
makes for an interesting backdrop to cocktail parties
and corporate events, or the entire 30,000-square-foot
venue can be bought out for groups up to 1,500.
One of the nation's largest urban parks also sports
one of the city's most beloved entertainment venues, a
prevue center stage / L.A. Tourism
5,900-seat amphitheater. The intimate Greek Theatre
is enveloped by Griffith Park, which comes with its
own booty of spoils for groups such as the Griffith
Observatory, L.A. Zoo and L.A. Equestrian Center.
The park, originally a 3,000-acre ranch, was gifted at
the turn of the 19th century to the city of L.A. by a lucky
gold miner from South Wales. Since this time, it has
been a green haven for public recreation and unique
go-to option for private events.
Equally exciting is the Hollywood Bowl, which
hosted its first Los Angeles Philharmonic performance in
1921 before moving on to Shakespeare's A Midsummer
Night's Dream and music legends like The Beatles.
As the largest outdoor amphitheater in the U.S., the
Hollywood Bowl has played backdrop to countless
movies, and its this kind of history (including the onsite museum) that keeps it front of mind for planners
seeking a major outdoor venue with a lot of charm.
Lights, Camera and Action!
When it comes to delivering an adrenalin-filled L.A.
experience to groups few places are better suited
than Hollywood's movie studios. Magic is unleashed at
Universal Studios HollywoodSM, where the events team
can customize any number of "wow" events for groups
of 10 to 20,000. From puzzle-filled races through movie
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