Magazine article Sunset

A Little Hollywood Magic

Magazine article Sunset

A Little Hollywood Magic

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Okay, so it isn't Hollywood, but once you're inside the magnificent lobby of Colorado's Mann Chinese Theatre, you might forget you're in the Denver suburb of Aurora. The recently opened 16-screen, 77,000-square-foot theater harks back to the glory days of movie palaces, when going to see a movie was an experience-not just two hours plopped in front of a screen.

With a pagoda-like entrance; gold walls covered with black-, gold-, and red-leaf finish; lantern-style lights; and Chinese-themed portals leading from the lobby to the theaters (all with stadium seats facing curved, 50-foot-wide screens), this is Hollywood's Mann Chinese Theatre with a '90s spin.

Still, once the lights dim, a movie is a movie, no matter where you are. The real dazzle here starts outside. Just as the Hollywood Mann has the Forecourt of the Stars, where more than two million people a year come to see the handprints, footprints, and autographs of Hollywood's finest, so too does Colorado's Mann Chinese Theatre have a Forecourt for imprints of famous locals (two or three new "prints" will be added each year). …

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