Hollywood's El Capitan Will Be the Only Theatre in the World to Screen THE LITTLE MERMAID 3D, 9/13-10/13

Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre is delighted to present Disney's Academy Award winning film "The Little Mermaid" for the first time ever in thrilling Disney Digital 3D from September 13 through October 13, 2013.

It was announced today by Lylle Breier, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Special Events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, "The El Capitan Theatre is the only theatre in the world screening 'The Little Mermaid' in 3D." This exclusive presentation also features a live preshow sing-a-long with Sofia from Disney's "Sofia the First" along with a special live appearance by Ariel after the movie. El Capitan guests will also receive an exclusive giveaway at every show from Disney Junior (while supplies last).

Plus, during the run of "The Little Mermaid," every Thursday & Sunday at 7:30 p.m., mthe El Capitan will be showing Disney's "The Little Mermaid" Second Screen Live!

To participate in the fun, El Capitan guests can bring their own iPads to the movie and interact with the film as it is shown, play games, sing-a-long and find new surprises as they compete with other audience members. The movie at this showtime will be shown in 2D. iPad or iPad Mini with iOS 5.0 or higher is required.

On select days, El Capitan guests may also enjoy a special character breakfast with Sofia prior to the 10:45 a.m. show at Disney's Soda Fountain & Studio Store. Seating is limited and reservations are required by calling 818-845-3110.

The El Capitan Theatre will also host Tiny Tot Tuesday in 2D every Tuesday at 10:45 a.m. During this special screening of Disney's "The Little Mermaid," parents and small children can enjoy the movie in a Tiny Tot-friendly way­--complete with lights dimmed (rather than out) and reduced sound levels.

Additionally, the El Capitan offers guests the opportunity to receive the red-carpet treatment with a special red-carpet party of their very own before viewing Disney's "The Little Mermaid." For more information and to make required reservations for a red carpet party, call 818-845-3100.

Disney's "The Little Mermaid" is rated G. Daily showtimes are 10:45 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:45 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. (showtimes are subject to change). Tickets are on sale now and available at the El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online at www.elcapitantickets.com or by calling 800-DISNEY6. Save 40% on parties of 20 or more by calling 818-845-3110 (subject to availability).

Commenting on the announcement, Breier said, "The El Capitan Theatre is the only place to once again experience Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' on the big screen. Now, with the ability to see this Academy Award-winning classic in Disney Digital 3D, audiences will be able to fully immerse themselves in the story of Ariel and her unforgettable adventures in a way they never have before. With 'Sofia the First' adding to the fun, there is simply no better way to revisit 'The Little Mermaid' or discover this Disney masterpiece for the very first time."

About the movie: Swimming into the hearts of a new generation-beautifully restored and this time in 3D-"The Little Mermaid" features the beloved Ariel (voice of Jodi Benson), a fun-loving and mischievous mermaid, who is enchanted with all things human. Disregarding her father's order to stay away from the world above the sea, she swims to the surface and, in a raging storm, rescues the prince of her dreams. Determined to be human, Ariel strikes a bargain with the devious seawitch Ursula (voice of Pat Carroll), trading her fins and beautiful voice for legs. With her best friend Flounder (voice of Jason Marin), misguided seagull Scuttle (voice of Buddy Hackett) and the calypso-singing Caribbean crab chaperone Sebastian (voice of Samuel E. Wright) at her side, Ariel must win the prince's love and save her father's kingdom - all in a heart-pounding race against time. Originally released in 1989, "The Little Mermaid" garnered two Academy Awards, including Best Original Score (Alan Menken) and Best Original Song (Menken/Howard Ashman, "Under the Sea"). Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, who went on to direct "Aladdin" and "The Princess and the Frog."

Take Home The Movie: On October 1, 2013, fans can also take home their favorite film that gave voice to a whole generation as "The Little Mermaid" splashes its way into homes for The First Time ever on Blu-ray 3D(tm), Blu-ray(tm), Digital Copy and High Definition Digital formats. For more information, visit http://disney.com/TheLittleMermaid.

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