El Capitan Theatre Announces Halloween Events: Hocus Pocus & The Nightmare Before Christmas 4-D

By: Oct. 02, 2018
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El Capitan Theatre Announces Halloween Events: Hocus Pocus & The Nightmare Before Christmas 4-D

The legendary El Capitan Theatre celebrates the Spooktacular 25th Anniversary this October of its two Halloween favorites: Disney's beloved "Hocus Pocus" October 11-21, followed by the 25th annual presentation of Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" October 22-31, shown in 3D with spine-tingling interactive 4D sensory effects, including lights, fog, scents, and more wind and snow than ever before! In addition, props and photo opportunities from these two classic Halloween movies will be on display before and after every screening.

"There has never been a better time to have an unforgettable experience at The El Capitan Theatre than this October, with the 25th Anniversary of these two Disney classics and a theatre filled with more tricks and treats than ever before," said Ed Collins, General Manager of The El Capitan Theatre. "In addition, our special opening night events for each of these films, complete with costume contests and surprises, are the perfect way to usher in the Halloween season!"

Showtimes daily for both movies are 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., as well as 10:00 a.m. screenings on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are on sale now, and available at The El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online at www.elcapitantickets.com, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6 (1-800-347-6396). Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110. Showtimes are subject to change.

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). This offering is available for all showtimes August 3, 2018 - August 26, 2018. 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.

You're in for a devil of a time when three outlandishly wild witches - Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy return from 17th-century Salem after they're accidentally conjured up by some unsuspecting pranksters! It's a night full of zany fun and comic chaos once the tricky 300-year-old trio sets out to cast a spell on the town and reclaim their youth - but first they must get their act together and outwit three kids and a talking cat!

First released in 1993, Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" was directed by Henry Selick ("James and the Giant Peach"), and based on a story and characters by Tim Burton. The film follows the earnest-but-misguided adventures of Jack Skellington, Halloween Town's beloved Pumpkin King, as he attempts to take over the Christmas holiday. Against the advice of Sally, a lonely rag doll who has feelings for him, Jack enlists three mischievous trick-or-treaters - Lock, Shock, and Barrel - to help him kidnap Santa Claus.

Jack eventually realizes his mistake but has to contend with the evil Oogie Boogie before he can make things right and restore the Christmas holiday. All driven by an unforgettable Grammy-nominated soundtrack featuring songs by Oscar nominee Danny Elfman; Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" at the El Capitan Theatre in 4D promises to be fun for the whole family.

The enormously popular stop-motion animated feature, directed by Henry Selick and presented by Walt Disney Pictures, was converted from its original 2D format into a stunning dimensional and enchanting 3D version in 2006 using the latest advancements in 3D technology and animation. It became the first movie in industry history to be released exclusively in Digital 3D, and it represented the first time in the history of motion pictures that a 3D feature was created from an existing animated classic.

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.
El Capitan Theatre Announces Halloween Events: Hocus Pocus & The Nightmare Before Christmas 4-D


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