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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
Phone Number: +1 800-347-6396
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Guillermo Rodriguez spotted here!!!

I have never been inside the El Capitan ... But I will always remember the time that I met Guillermo outside the theatre. Guillermo is one of the biggest and nicest celebrities... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bryan B
Berkeley, California, Usa
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I purchased an $18 ticket to see Moana and the theatre was slightly cold, but as the film went on it got colder to the point where I actually felt like I was stood outside back home in London, England. After having resorted to putting my arms into my sweatshirt and stretching it and squeezing my hands with my armpits... More 

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Berkeley, California, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have never been inside the El Capitan ... But I will always remember the time that I met Guillermo outside the theatre. Guillermo is one of the biggest and nicest celebrities I have ever met. A real class act!

Thank Bryan B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Instead of hitting the stores and battling other shoppers on the day after Thanksgiving, we go to El Capitan Theatre nearly every year. It offers something everyone can enjoy. In our group, we had people who are 83 years old to 3 years old and nearly every decade between. The live production before the movie is fun and the organist... More 

Thank MicIan48
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Nightmare Before Christmas in 4d on Devil's night. Purchased reserved seats 2 months ahead of time. With one night before Halloween the theatre must have lost interest. None of the special effects (snow, light, smells, sounds) worked. The concessions were in standard el Capitan containers rather than the NBC themes. You could just tell they were ready for... More 

Thank gothmartha
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A gorgeous cinema, a building that ALL cinemas should aspire to be. Why only a 4/5 review? The organist blaring out a tuneless din before the show starts makes my ears bleed. I cannot believe that people actually applauded that noise. The prices might be higher than most others, but they justify it with a memorable experience and other goodies... More 

Thank Shawn W
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I had a chance to see the iconic El Capitan during a recent trip to LA for the Red Carpet Premiere of Pete's Dragon. I love visiting old theaters and was impressed by all the work that was done to restore the theatre to its original state. It is beautiful and easy to imagine the crowds showing up for live... More 

Thank Gwendolyn M
Versailles, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Just saw Beauty and the Beast at the El Capitan Theatre. Belle came out before the movie and sang and danced. The theater is beautiful and comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

My memories of the El Capitan Theatre go back to the 90s, watching Disney films like Aladdin and The Hunchback of Notre Dame with my aunt and a large bucket of popcorn branded with my new favorite characters. The fun times continued in high school and through college with movies like The Haunted Mansion, Enchanted, and Toy Story 3--hand in... More 

Thank hellomav
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Went to see 'Finding Dory' and it was truly adorable and magical: they have a bubble artist perform beforehand and the whole theater is designed around the film with undersea themes. Its only the one screen and you can get balcony seats if you wish! Definitely recommend, especially when you're in search of fun that includes a lot of air... More 

Thank Kels S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Ok so I am behind on reviews! We went to go watch The Nightmare Before Christmas and it was awesome, What made it so much better was the atmosphere of the theater, the décor and the light show. It an experience that you just cant beat. Clean and friendly staff.

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