D23 to Host ‘Rocketeer’ 20th Anniversary Celebration with Kevin Smith; Tickets Available May 2

Disney D23, the official Disney Fan Club, has formally announced a 20th Anniversary Event in honor of Disney’s The Rocketeer. The event, which will be held on June 21, 2011 at the El Captain Theatre in Hollywood, will be hosted by Kevin Smith and will feature a reunion panel of stars from the film as well as a screening of the movie.

On June 21, 1991, Hollywood’s landmark art deco El Capitan Theatre — restored to its original glamour — opened its gilded doors for The Rocketeer, transporting audiences to a golden age of style, glamour and, of course, sleek jet packs. Stunt pilot Cliff Secord (Billy Campbell) discovers a stolen rocket pack and sets off on a series of heroic (and sometimes hilarious) adventures that attract the attention of Howard Hughes (Lost‘s Terry O’Quinn), the FBI, gangsters, a band of Nazis and one aspiring actress, namely Cliff’s girlfriend Jenny (Jennifer Connolly).

Following the panel and screening, the event will move to the nearby Hollywood Museum at the Max Factor building which will feature a special display consisting of props and costumes from The Rocketeer, curated exclusively for that night only by the Walt Disney Archives.

Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased by Disney D23 members beginning May 2. Members may purchase additional tickets for up to three guests. D23 members and their guests will also receive a special commemorative Rocketeer gift the night of the event in addition to reserved seating.

The general public will be able to purchase remaining General Admission tickets on May 23rd. All guests are invited to attend the special Rocketeer exhibit following the film, where there will also be exclusive, limited-edition Rocketeer collectibles available for purchase from D23 and Creature Features.

For more information and to purchase tickets as they become available, see the official event page.

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