Until 2001, the Academy Awards didn't have a permanent home. Through the years, the venue has changed significantly as the ceremony grew in size and stature. The first event in 1929, for example, took place in a ballroom at the Roosevelt Hotel. In more recent years, it was often held downtown at the Shrine Auditorium or Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. As Hollywood began its most recent facelift, we brought the Oscars back home to the newly designed Kodak Theater, which is literally across the street from the Roosevelt Hotel where it all began.
Kodak Theater Los Angeles: An Incredible Venue
The Kodak Theater was built from the ground up with the Academy Awards in mind. Equipped with 3,400 lush seats located over multiple mezzanines and comfortable balcony seats, it is an amazing venue. The stage is one of the largest ever built, allowing for more elaborate spectacles as the Oscars become ever more glamorous. Finally, a pressroom with space for 1,500 was designed to allow the recipients faster access to the post-award interviews.
In addition to its amazing visual design, a lot of work was put into ensuring that the acoustics of the building were excellent. In fact, it is a wonderful theater to see shows and concerts, which it offers throughout the rest of the year. Nestled in the heart of Hollywood, right next to the Grauman's Chinese Theater, it continues the entertainment legacy Hollywood is known for worldwide.
If you wish to discover the Kodak Theater or any of Hollywood's many other landmarks, we invite you to contact Los Angeles Sightseeing Tours. For over 10 years, we have offered the best tours of the city. Reservations or additional information can be retrieved directly from our website or by contacting us via our toll-free phone number at 1-800-870-1886.