Almost everybody has heard of Grauman's Chinese Theater (opened 1927) on Hollywood Boulevard. But Grauman's Egyptian Theatre (just a few blocks east of where the Chinese Theater is) was built first; and for a few years it was the most glamorous place to see a movie. Built in 1922, it was even the site of the first Hollywood premiere - Robin Hood starring Douglas Fairbanks.
I always like to see what the place looks like today, and here's a screen grab from Google Maps. Pretty different, huh? By the 1990's, the theater had fallen into disrepair; the city of Los Angeles sold it to the American Cinematheque for one dollar on the condition that they would restore it. Nearly 13 million dollars later, the theater reopened, and it is often the host of various movie festivals. I'm glad this part of Hollywood history is still around!