There are endless opportunities for entertainment in Hollywood, from bus tours, sightseeing and visiting landmarks, but Dolby Theatre outclasses them all as the home of the Academy Awards. If hosting a famous award show, several concerts and musicals weren’t enough, the venue is the anchor of the Hollywood & Highland shopping mall, making it important to book a Dolby Theatre parking space in advance with BestParking. The Academy Awards were first held at the venue in 2002, when it was called the Kodak Theatre. Unlike the award show’s previous venue, the Shrine Auditorium, the venue was brand new, costing $94 million to construct. The theatre features several amenities that make it easier to hold musicals and concerts, with an orchestra pit designed by Rockwell, a well-planned cable and communications infrastructure and Dolby Atmos sound. Prior to Oscar night and the rolling out of the red carpet, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences rents the entire venue for a few weeks to prepare. The venue has hosted several other events in addition to the Oscars. For instance, Dolby Theatre hosted Cirque du Soleil’s Iris as a resident show from September 2011 until January 2013. Other live events situated at the venue include shows for America’s Got Talent, the American Idol Finals and the American Ballet theatre, in addition to traditional Broadway-style shows. Musical guests who have performed at the theater include Elvis Costello, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Tyler Perry and Lindsey Stirling, among many others. With a stylish theatre, catering by Wolfgang Puck, musicals and one of the most famous award shows in Hollywood, it can be difficult to find a convenient Dolby Theatre parking space unless you book beforehand with BestParking.