Are you stuck in one of the hotels in Hollywood wondering what there is to do on a Monday night? Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, is screening movies for a mere 25 cents on Mondays with the final screening on May 28.
The deal is a celebration of the theater’s 85th anniversary this year. 25 cents is the price of a movie ticket in 1926, when the theater first opened.The first 25 cent screening, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” was held yesterday, April 23. Tickets went on sale Saturday, April 14th at noon and sold out in two hours. That’s no small feat, as the Chinese Theatre can seat 1,500 people!
The 25 Cent Movie Monday’s schedule is as follows:
April 23 – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
April 30 – Hell’s Angels
May 21 – Shanghai Express
May 28 – The King and I
All of these films premiered at the Chinese Theatre way back when. The Chinese theatre has hinted that these screenings could continue throughout the year if future screenings continue to sell out. This is a fantastic opportunity to view classic films at their original venue for a very low price.
The Chinese Theatre is the most sought-after venue in Hollywood for studio premieres because of its location next to the Hollywood Walk of fame and rich history. The first film that premiered at the Chinese Theatre was Cecil B. DeMille’s “The King of Kings.” It was declared a historic-cultural landmark in 1968 and has been restored following several earthquakes in the Los Angeles area.
Tickets can be purchased at the Chinese Theatre box office and online here. There is a limit of 10 tickets per person. For more information on these screenings, follow the Chinese Theatre on Facebook and Twitter.