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Hollywood Kodak Theatre (Academy Awards) Tour

The Kodak Theatre 

Kodak Theatre hosts the annual Academy Awards honoring the top actors, directors, film-makers, and film-making technicians each year in March. Designed with the Academy Awards broadcast in mind, Kodak Theatre has hosted the annual ceremony since 2001. Kodak Theatre is proud to be home to the highest honor in filmmaking through the year 2021.

First Academy AwardsMay 16, 1929 - 1942  Held annually in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel during a banquet.

  •  1943-1946 Awards moved to Grauman's Chinese Theater.
  • 1947 - Moved to Shrine Auditorium
  • 1949 - Moved to Melrose Avenue Theater
  • 1961 - Moved to Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
  • 1969 - Moved to Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for 41st Academy Awards ceremonies at Music Center of Los Angeles County
  • 1987 - Moved to Shrine Auditorium for 2 years
  • 1989 to 2000 - Back & forth between Shrine & Chandler Pavilion
  • 2001 - Moved to Kodak Theatre in Hollywood

Guided tours of Kodak Theatre - Experience all of the renowned elegance and celebrity glamour that the Home of the Academy Awards. Inside you can wander and look at the exhibits that include an Oscar statuette, see the George Eastman VIP Room, and sit in the Kodak Theatre which has hosted the Academy awards since 2001 and  Daytime Emmy Awards, The ESPY Awards, The BET Awards, the American Idol finals, Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and many more.

Tours are discontinued in early February due to the Academy Awards and   resume in March after the event.

Guided tours of Kodak Theatre are available daily and depart every half hour from Level 2 entrance, lasting 30 minutes.

Cost is approx.  Adults $15 Seniors (65 & over) $10 Youth (17 & under) $10 Children (under 3) Free. Tickets are sold at Kodak Theatre box office up to seven days in advance or are part of Hollywood CityPass.

 The Kodak Theatre is an operating facility with a busy performance schedule. Access to certain areas of the theatre is subject to performance schedules. For more information, please contact Kodak Theatre customer service at 323-308-6300.

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