The transforming of the TCL Chinese (formerly the legendary Grauman’s Chinese) into a stadium-seating theatre with a fake IMAX screen is one of the best renovations of this type I’ve ever seen. The plush red seats blend in with the walls and the red curtains and the classic Chinese artifact ceiling and everything else. It looks like it’s always been a stadium seating theatre. If Sid Grauman‘s ghost could see this, I think he’d be pleased. It may be the most beautiful-looking theatre around now. (200 seats and the old balcony were sacrificed by the designer — c’est la vie.)