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El Capitan Theatre

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Address: 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Rua Versalhes 45 Casa 4, Los Angeles, CA 90028-6102
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The most magical movie theatre

As for my first time there all I could say is MAGICAL! I believe that the price of the ticket is very low comparing to what it offers. We watched "beauty and the beast" and after... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As for my first time there all I could say is MAGICAL! I believe that the price of the ticket is very low comparing to what it offers. We watched "beauty and the beast" and after that we got to see the original costumes and objects that were used in the film! I'll certainly visit again!

Thank Eleftheria M
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106 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since Disney reopened the historic El Capitan Theatre (built in the 1920's, along with Graumann's Chinese and Egyptian Theatres) in 1991, they make a very special opening run for all their movies there. The theater gets special decorations for each new film, and there is always a display downstairs of the costumes. They often have live appearances of cast members... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this a theater and this is where all our Disney screenings are seen at. But today, the sound system was SO loud that it affected mine and my children's hearing today. My Daughter's ears were ringing after the 3p.m. show. It was bad enough that I contacted the theater about it. The Chinese Mann ruined their sound system a... More 

Thank Holly M
Manado, Indonesia
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

I was lucky that I came to LA when the box-office movie 'Beauty and The Beast' was on show. And where else could I watch the movie if not at The El Capitan Theatre?! It was like a complete package: watching Disney's movie at Disney's theatre. And again, I was lucky that I could get a great seat in a... More 

1 Thank AlbertNoers
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I love coming to the El Capitan Theatre to watch Disney movies! I love how the auditorium looks like, it is very elegant and it is just beautiful! I love how they do shows before the movie starts! After the movie I usually go next door to the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Shop to get a sundae, hot chocolate or... More 

1 Thank Isabella Z
Manhattan Beach, California
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65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

El Capitan Theater is a "Movie Palace" of the 1920s which was bought by Disney and restored to its original grandeur. You can order reserved seats online (no waiting in lines to avoid being stuck with bad seats), you are greeted at the door, and there are even ushers to show you to your seats. Projection and sound systems are... More 

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Anaheim, California
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

This classic theatre is beautiful, and the Dolby Atmos sound and pre-show or special exhibits that accompany features here give seeing movies here the advantage over other places in the area. However, a recent poor guest service experience will cause me to think twice about returning and recommending this theatre. I purchased tickets in Nov 2016 for a screening of... More 

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Erie, Colorado
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

We went in thinking this place is going blow us away and it did, art deco all the way. Amazing Hollywood at it's payday. Love the feel of the older theatre, and it nostalgic feel. I felt the souls in room, real Hollywood in this place. The sound was great & the screen was big. We had a lovely movie... More 

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La Verne, California
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

Wow. What a beautiful theater! I wish all theater's looked liked this. It was a nice switch of scenery to watch a movie versus modern day movie theaters. The El Capitan is one of the last remaining movie houses in the U.S. that still shows movies. My 10 year old had a little history lesson to experience how movies used... More 

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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Disclaimer: I do not go to the theater very often. That said, Wow! This theater blew me away. It is what a movie theater is meant to be. There was a true celebration of the film-Star Wars Rogue 1- from the moment we entered the theater to the moment we left. On display in the lobby were models of some... More 

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