***Disclosure: I received an all-expense paid trip from Disney/Marvel to cover the Hollywood premiere of Iron Man 3. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
The El Capitan Theater is one of the things that makes Hollywood, well....Hollywood! This iconic theater has been around for quite some time, and has been lovingly restored to its original splendor. This building screams 1920's glamour, so when you go inside, it's almost as if you've been transported to a bygone era. Old school Hollywood...When names like Rita Hayworth, Clark Gable, and Bob Hope were household names that made fans swoon.
Breakfast, Hollywood Style....
Step Into A Bygone Era At the El Capitan....
When the El Capitan first opened its doors in 1926, it was a place for stage shows. For 15 years, the world's biggest stars performed on the stage at this beautiful theater. There were dance shows, singing, and of course acting...Think of the variety shows that old-school Hollywood is so known for. This was where all of that happened.
Then something exciting began to happen in Hollywood. People wanted to see motion pictures in these grand old theaters. Of course, the El Capitan couldn't ignore this new trend, so in 1941, the award winning film, "Citizen Caine" was shown at this popular venue. The funny thing is, other theaters wouldn't touch this movie because it was too "dark" or not cheery enough. Their loss was the El Capitan's gain, so they closed for remodeling and then rebranded themselves as the "Hollywood Paramount" a sleek, "art moderne" movie house.
Take a look at how gorgeous the theater room is. Yes, those are swanky balconies you see. There are also 2 levels of seating, one large area on the lower level and more balcony seating. The seats are all arranged in a way to make sure that each and every guest has a perfect view of the stage! In case you were curious, the El Capitan can welcome up to 1,000 guests at a time.
Another very fun thing about the El Capitan is the fact that movie memorabilia is on display. See the outfits below? They were used during the production of "Oz the Great and Powerful". How cool is that?!
Disney's Soda Fountain & Studio Store....
Here are just some of the awesome things I found in this shop. I love the Oz merchandise. I have yet to see this movie, but have heard amazing things about it. Seeing all of the great dolls from the movie really got me geared up to see this hit!
How to Connect :
For tickets call 1 (800) DISNEY6 or visit www.elcapitantickets.com
You can check out all the El Capitan events by visiting their website, facebook, and on twitter (#ElCapitan)
SUMMER HAPPENINGS YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS:
From now through June 19 you can catch Iron Man 3 in 3D at the El Capitan. (Make sure to use the Real 3D glasses!)
You can also see a display of collectibles & comic books from the private collection of the legendary Stan Lee! (How cool is that?!)
Then on June 21-August 8, head back to enjoy college days with the lovable characters of Monsters University.
Also, from August 9th – September 19th: Disney’s PLANES will be soaring into the El Capitan! I don't know about you, but I am SO excited about this movie! What better place to experience it than the El Capitan Theater?! If you're in Hollywood, definitely check it out!
DISNEY'S SODA FOUNTAIN & STUDIO STORE:
Disney’s Soda Fountain & Studio Store can be found on their website, facebook, and on twitter