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Movie Premieres

Vintage Hollywood Movie Premiere Photos

Hollywood Movie Premiere Photos

First Movie Premiere

The quintessential symbol of Hollywood, movie premieres have been around since the dawn of the movies. The first red carpet movie premiere took place in 1922 at the Egyptian theater on Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood. Founded by Sid Grauman, the event was not only celebrating the opening of the Egyptian Theater but also the release of Robin Hood starring Douglas Fairbanks. In 1927, Grauman opened the Chinese theatre down the street, this venue still being known as the home for red carpet events. During World War 2, premieres were suspended but came back in full force after 1945.

1935 Carthay Circle Theater

The largest collection of Hollywood movie premieres is on the ...