Photo by John Schreiber.
TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Photo by John Schreiber.

If you’re planning a visit to Hollywood Saturday, it might be a good idea to take the subway.

Traffic in the area will likely be a challenge thanks to a trio of events — highlighted by the red-carpet premiere of “Ghostbusters.”

The “Ghostbusters” premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre is scheduled to begin around 5 p.m. Saturday, followed by a sold-out performance by Aloe Blacc at the newly reopened Ford Amphitheatre and a “Star Trek” musical event at the Hollywood Bowl.

“There will be three large events this weekend in Hollywood, and I urge residents and visitors alike to plan ahead for the traffic restrictions and delays,” said City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, who represents the area. “I encourage my constituents to pay close attention to any parking restrictions and take alternate routes when navigating the area.”

To accommodate the “Ghostbusters” premiere, Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Orange Drive and Highland Avenue beginning at 2 a.m. Saturday and continuing until 1 a.m. Sunday.

The city’s Department of Transportation will be deploying nine traffic officers to the Hollywood/Highland area, and another 17 to the area near Ford Amphitheatre and Hollywood Bowl, according to O’Farrell’s office.

Warning signs will also be posted on the Hollywood (101) Freeway, notifying motorists about the possibility of delays and urging them to avoid the Highland Avenue exit.


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