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May 18, 11:31 AM EDT

Chinese Theatre marks 90 years as Hollywood glamour hotspot


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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- One of the most stalwart and glamorous stars of Hollywood's golden age is celebrating a milestone birthday.

Grauman's Chinese Theatre is turning 90.

The storied Hollywood Boulevard movie palace now known as the TCL Chinese Theatre opened its doors on May 18, 1927 - two years before the first Academy Awards were presented.

The historic theater still regularly hosts Hollywood premieres and shows first-run features. But ticket prices have gone up. It cost 75 cents to see a movie in 1927. Today, an IMAX 3-D showing will set you back $22.75.

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