El Capitan Theatre Throwback returns with Cast Member Favorites
About Throwback Month August 30 to September 23
The El Capitan Theatre hosts special engagement of Disney classic motion pictures Cast members voted and selected their favorite Throwback movies
Special Throwback Month pricing $10 for all ages; includes reserved seat, small popcorn and small drink*
• August 30 – September 3 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) dir. Robert Zemeckis; Incredibles 2 (2018) dir. Brad Bird + BAO (short subject, 2018)
• September 6 -- September 9 Enchanted (2007) dir. Kevin Lima
• Thursday, September 13 Double Feature at 7:00 pm – The Absent Minded Professor (1961) dir. Robert Stevenson + Flubber (2005) starring Robin Williams; dir. Les Mayfield (*double feature -- all seats $15 includes reserved seat, VIP popcorn and 20 oz drink)
• September 14 to September 16 Flubber (2005) starring Robin Williams; dir. Les Mayfield
• September 20 to 23 Disney•Pixar’s Up (2009) dir. Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
For information, showtimes and tickets, please visit www.elcapitantickets.com, call 1-800-DISNEY6 or visit the The El Capitan Theatre box office HARD ROCK CAFÉ MOVIE & MEAL PACKAGE: $40.00 per person. Each ticket package includes: reserved seat (no
concessions) to see the movie at The El Capitan Theatre, and a meal at Hard Rock Café. Reservations are required in advance (tickets must be booked no later than 24 hrs business days). Guests will choose one entrée from special Hard Rock Cafe menu at the time of their seating. Tax & gratuity included. Does not include alcohol – guests can purchase and pay on their own.
Declared a Historic Cultural Monument by the City of Los Angeles and restored to showcase its original lavish architecture, The El Capitan Theatre has been since 1991 an exclusive first run theatre, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, for The Walt Disney Studios. The theatre also hosts live stage shows, world premieres, special events, and screenings of classic Disney films. In the 1920s, real estate developer Charles Toberman and Sid Grauman built the Egyptian, Chinese and El Capitan theatres. Los Angeles based Stiles O. Clements designed the elaborate cast-concrete Spanish Colonial style exterior; San Francisco architect G. Albert Lansburgh, known for his design of over 50 West Coast theatres and luxury cinema houses, designed the lavish East Indian inspired interior. Originally a legitimate theatre (over 120 plays and musicals were staged), it was converted for film for the world premiere of Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane. The theatre then was renovated, reopening in March 1942 as the Hollywood Paramount, a streamlined "art moderne" first run movie house.
In 1989, the Walt Disney Company joined forces with Pacific Theatres and launched a two-year, museum quality restoration of The El Capitan, led by renowned theatre designer Joseph J. Musil. Musil with the supervision of the National Park Service's Department of the Interior, and guidance from conservator Martin Weil and architect Ed Fields, achieved the goal recreating the original 1926 look and feel -- including original design elements such as the ornate plasterwork found hidden behind walls and the opera boxes in the main auditorium.