“Grind” ticket booth in Grauman’s Chinese theater courtyard, Hollywood Boulevard, during “Robin Hood of El Dorado,” May 1936

“Grind” ticket booth in Grauman's Chinese theater courtyard, Hollywood Boulevard, during "Robin Hood of El Dorado," May 1936This is the ticket booth of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre forecourt during the May 1936 run of an MGM picture called “Robin Hood of El Dorado” starring Warner Baxter. This booth was added to Grauman’s in 1934 and was referred to as a “grind” box-office. That marked the change from presenting a “movie + stage show” format to a “short + newsreel + feature.” This format (known as “grind”) ran continuously all day and you could stay as long as you wanted!

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