With this offer you can see MONSTERS, INC. 3D at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood between December 19 and December 26 when you pay $12 (regularly $16) for one ticket to a selection of showtimes.
MONSTERS, INC., one of Disney/Pixar’s most beloved and visually imaginative feature films ever, returns to the big screen to delight a whole new generation of audiences and fans alike, this time in stunning 3D. The now-classic Academy Award®-winning animated comedy adventure MONSTERS, INC. is set in Monstropolis, a thriving company town where monsters of all shapes and sizes reside. Lovable Sulley (voiced by John Goodman) and his wisecracking best friend Mike Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) are the top scare team at MONSTERS, INC., the largest scream-processing factory. The main power source in the monster world is the collected screams of human children and at MONSTERS, INC., an elite team of scarers is responsible for gathering those precious natural resources. Believed by monsters to be toxic, children are strictly forbidden from entering Monstropolis. But when a little girl named Boo (voiced by Mary Gibbs) accidentally follows Sulley back into his world, he finds his career in jeopardy and his life in utter chaos. Plus, celebrate the holidays with Mike and Sulley Live on Stage before every movie!
For those in the Los Angeles and Hollywood areas interested in seeing Wreck-it Ralph from Walt Disney Animation Studios, LivingSocial.com is offering tickets at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre for just $14 each, representing a savings of 22%.
Plus, prior to every showing audiences will get amp’d up with Ralph and Vanellope live on stage with the El Capitan DJ. After the movie, visit The Art of Wreck-It Ralph exhibit; visual and character development art in addition to proto-type candy cars from Sugar Rush will be on display, plus much more.
Each customer may purchase up to six tickets at the discounted price. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit LivingSocial.com.
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.
Goldline International, Inc. announced today that the company is sponsoring an antique gold coin giveaway as well as the distribution of exclusive, limited quantity Disney “Pieces of Eight” tribute coins in celebration of the four week run of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at Hollywood’s historic El Capitan Theatre. The El Capitan engagement will run from May 20 through June 22, 2011. An exclusive collection of props and costumes direct from the movie will be on display.
“We are proud to join with the El Capitan Theatre in honoring the Pirates debut with these exciting giveaways,” said Scott Carter, Chief Executive Officer of Goldline. “The historic 8 Escudo coins that will be given away match the time period of the film perfectly and have considerable value as physical gold coins, adding to the excitement to this exclusive run.”
Goldline is also sponsoring a national no-purchase-necessary sweepstakes with a Grand Prize of an authentic 1792 Peruvian 8 Escudo gold coin with an estimated retail value of approximately $2,800. The antique Peruvian 8 Escudo prize coin has been independently graded by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) as “XF 45,” meaning the coin is in “extremely fine” condition. According to NGC, coins of this grade have well defined design features with only light wear evident throughout. The coin has been encased in a sonically sealed coin holder by NGC to ensure its authenticity and condition.
To enter the sweepstakes, visit www.goldline.com/coin-contest before June 30, 2011 and enter your contact details. There is no purchase necessary to enter the sweepstakes. Limit one entry per person. The winner will be chosen by random ballot in July. Full official rules are available at the site above.
In addition to the sweepstakes, Goldline is giving away four authentic 18th century Mexican 8 Escudo gold coins to lucky El Capitan patrons attending Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides film during its four-week engagement. Three of these historic gold coins have an estimated retail value in excess of $2,000 and one (to be given away the final week) has an estimated retail value of approximately $2,800. Each week, the El Capitan will select one showing of the film randomly and a winner live before that show begins to identify the lucky recipient of a coin.
While supplies last, patrons of the El Capitan will receive a soft drawstring bag containing two “Pieces of Eight” tribute coins during the Disney film’s four week run. These alloy coins, designed exclusively by Disney for the El Capitan showings, have a look reminiscent of coins common to the period depicted in the film.
Exclusively at the El Capitan Theatre see a collection of set props and costumes from the movie! El Capitan tickets can be purchased at www.elcapitantickets.com.
On April 22, 2011, the opening day for Disneynature’s newest Earth Day film, African Cats, Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood will be holding a special opening day reception in honor of Disney animator Andreas Deja.
Deja, the current resident specialist for the animation of Mickey Mouse, was the supervising animator of some of the most memorable Disney villains: Gaston from Beauty and the Beast, Jafar in Aladdin and Scar from The Lion King. He also animated Roger Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, King Triton from The Little Mermaid, the title character from Hercules, Lilo from Lilo & Stitch and Queen Narissa from Enchanted. In addition,he is the supervising animator for Tigger in the upcoming Winnie the Pooh.
In honor of African Cats, Deja has produced a stunning series of original art work directly inspired by the film. Andreas has long been known for his beautiful gestural drawings and paintings of big cats that capture their spirit of wildness and innate nobility. The collection of art will be on display in the lower lounge of the El Capitan for the entire run of the film (April 22 through May 16, 2011).
Patrons of the 7:00 pm performance of African Cats are invited to join Deja for the opening reception beginning at 4:30 pm at the theater. Best of all, there is no additional charge to attend the event, you just need a ticket for the film which can be purchased in advance online at the theater’s website.
Also on display at the theater for the film will be an educational exhibit featuring fun information about lions and cheetahs, how researchers study lions and cheetahs in the wild and what The Walt Disney Company is doing to protect African cats and their savanna home all developed and written by educators at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Prior to each performance of African Cats, the Wildlife Learning Center will showcase a handful of live, exotic animals in a presentation titled ‘Exotic Animals From Around the World,’ on the theater’s stage. The ‘Animal Guys’ from the WLC have rescued more than 70 different species of captive-born wild animals and make it their mission to get children excited about the natural world around them. The Wildlife Learning Center also wants to help educate a generation of children to value their natural heritage, to value the environment, and to value all living things.
D23 Announces Holiday Events Exclusively for D23 Members in Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Los Angeles
BURBANK, CA – October 8, 2009 — D23: The Official Community for Disney Fans today announced complete details for three incredible holiday events this December. D23 Members will get a chance to deck the halls and experience the wonder of the season like never before through incredible offerings at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts as well as a very special “Disney and Dickens” event celebrating Christmases past and present in Hollywood.
“The winter wonderland season at a Disney Park is unlike any other and this December we are offering D23 Members a chance to experience some of our most heartfelt holiday traditions like never before,” said Steven Clark, head of D23. “All three of these events are sure to create lasting magical memories and I couldn’t be more excited to cap off this incredible year of D23 with our Charter Year Members.”
HOLIDAY 2009 D23 CHARTER MEMBER-ONLY SPECIAL EVENTS:
Historic El Capitan Theatre Receives RealD 3D XL Cinema System in Time for Toy Story 3D Double Feature
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 — The famed Hollywood El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood has been upgraded to 3D cinema leader RealD’s XL Cinema System in time for the highly-anticipated debut of Disney PIXAR’s Toy Story and Toy Story 2 Disney Digital 3D(TM) double feature beginning October 2nd. Powered by RealD for 3D presentations since the release of Disney’s Chicken Little in 2005, the landmark El Capitan Theatre is the highest attended RealD 3D theatre in the world.
“The El Capitan is a state of the art movie palace which has been equipped with RealD 3D technology for many years,” said Michael V. Lewis, chairman and CEO of RealD. “Upgrading to the industry’s brightest 3D delivered by the XL Cinema System in time for ‘Toy Story’ and ‘Toy Story 2′ will help a new generation of fans discover and fall in love with this classic franchise and beloved characters in spectacular RealD 3D.”
“This fantastic double feature will let moviegoers see two of their all-time favorite films from Pixar Animation Studios in a way they have never seen them before,” said Mark Zoradi, president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Group. “Countless hours are dedicated to creating Disney Digital 3D films and we’re excited audiences at the El Capitan Theatre will experience every eye popping 3D effect and feel like they’ve stepped inside the movie through RealD 3D.”
Smack-dab in the heart of Hollywood, California, the El Capitan Theatre brings a spot of Disney to one of the world’s most famous neighborhoods. Across from the Kodak Theatre (home to the Academy Awards) and the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the theatre is a result of a $14 million dollar renovation in which Disney literally re-built the theatre to faithfully restore to its original grandeur.
Not original to the theatre but just as welcome is the Mighty Wurlitzer which entertains guests with great Disney music and sing-a-longs. Disney characters often show up prior to the film to present a show on the theatre’s large stage. If that’s not enough, new movies often bring an exciting experience along for the ride, be it meeting your favorite princesses or running the obstacle course at the new G-Force Experience.
In 2005, the El Capitan was joined by the equally delightful Disney’s Soda Fountain and Studio Store. Gawk at Hannah Montana’s signed guitar and other memorabilia and the countless number of photos and autographs of celebrities who sat in the very same seat as you dine or feast on amazing ice cream. Check out the gift shop which features exclusive merchandise and pins that can purchased only here.
And even if there are no celebrities around, you can still find plenty of stars up and down Hollywood Boulevard. You’ll find Disneyland’s special star right at the entrance of the Soda Fountain and Studio Store with Winnie-the-Pooh’s and Donald Duck’s close by. Just a little further down the street, you’ll find the stars of other Disney icons such as Mickey Mouse, Snow White, Roy O. and (of course) Walt Disney. In fact, Walt has two!
So how can it possibly get any better than this? It’s as easy as a couple of mouse clicks! The El Capitan Theatre would like to invite you to follow it on Twitter. Followers of the movie house are frequently offered special treats such as free popcorn, free hot dogs and more. And in the coming months, look for exclusive opportunities available only to those who follow its updates.