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El Capitan Theatre

By Angela Ash


When trying to pick a theatre in Hollywood, you just can't find a more "magical" selection than Disney's El Capitan. 

This fascinating, Spanish Colonial structure was built in 1926 during the golden days of Hollywood.  It was a theatre, and a playhouse, and the years had taken its toll on the magnificent architecture.  But in 1988, Disney did what they do best, and they swooped in and completely restored the building to its original grandeur... and in a record two years.  (They like to show off that way.) 

Now this luxurious theatre shows first run Disney films, as well as seasonal offerings and classic films brought back to the excitement of purely enchanted audiences. 

And in typical Disney style, seeing a movie in 3D in one of the most gorgeous theatres in the world is not quite enough for their movie patrons.  Most first run films begin with a live stage performance, incorporating characters from the film.  There is crowd interaction, dancing, singing, and an exciting prelude to what is always a fantastic film. 

The employees (or would they be called "cast members") at this theatre are the most friendly that I have ever come into contact with.  One of the managers, Ozzie, was all over the place... helping with tickets, greeting excited families as they came in, and even taking a few minutes to "speak Disney" with me.  (I am, of course, fluent in this language.) 

When in Hollywood, the El Capitan will provide the most exciting, compelling experience that you'll ever have in a theatre. 

I wouldn't lie.  I know Mickey Mouse.

Visit them online for additional information, or call 818-845-3110.