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El Capitan Theatre

El Capitan Theatre

Movie Theater
Central Hollywood, Los Angeles
104 Tips and reviews
  • organ player
  • classic disney
  • big screens
  • prop displays
  • popcorn
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  • James G.
    James GuberaJune 2, 2014
    Beautiful old theater. Worth seeing a movie here just to see the insides. Definitely get here early if you don't buy a VIP seat; Disney fans are always early and eager.
  • PopWrapped!
    PopWrapped!March 9, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    PERFECT AMBIANCE. One of the last great places to see CLASSIC Disney Films. The VIP is only a few dollars more and WELL WORTH IT. Celebrity spotting is very common at the movie premiers here.
  • Narine
    NarineDecember 23, 2015
    Recently saw Star Wars there. It was quite the experience! Gorgeous, classic theater, laser shows, organ player. Awesome evening out and you get the total Hollywood Blvd. experience when you get out!
  • Nathan R.
    Nathan RayJuly 30, 2015
    Check the schedule for special events, where you can find 4D movie screenings with special effects, museum-style prop displays in the basement, and pre-show performances by Disney characters.
  • LA Otaku
    LA OtakuFebruary 8, 2012
    Our favorite theater in all of Los Angeles. If you love Disney movies, this is the place to go see them all. Get the VIP tickets; they include reserved seating, popcorn and a drink.
  • Autumn
    AutumnApril 8, 2013
    VIP seating is the way to go!! You can order ice cream from the Disney shop, go sit down and they bring it to ur seat when its ready!! Now that is service!!
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca M.June 25, 2011
    Your ticket to "Cars 2" (which began today) entitles you to enter their one-of-kind carnival after the movie. It's a short walk and you'll be guided by staff all along the way. Fun for kids and adults
  • Emi B.
    Emi BMarch 22, 2015
    My 2 dtrs and I were here for Cinderella yesterday and it was a great show! 3D floral designs projected on walls and ceiling to coincide with film opening. And confetti cannons blowing pastel petals!
  • R W.
    R WilliamsFebruary 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get on mailing list both email and snail mail for early notice of all kinds of cool Disney special events.
  • Miriam G.
    Miriam GoldmanAugust 7, 2014
    One of my favourite cinemas. Going here is an experience. Arrive early for the organ music or to experience the movie-specific exhibits downstairs.
  • Danielle N.
    Danielle NeufeldSeptember 25, 2011
    Lion King 3D was amazinggg. Balcony was great except you definitely will have a view of someone's head partially blocking the screen throughout the movie based on how the seats are angled.
  • Holly W.
    Holly W.June 27, 2014
    Can validate for 2 bucks parking at Hollywood/Highland. Throwback Thursdays for old movies are fun. They always have some kind of preshow and organ player. For some movies, you can see props.
  • Turner Classic Movies
    Turner Classic MoviesApril 11, 2012
    Rumors persist that a secret underground tunnel runs between the El Capitan and Grauman's Chinese Theater, used by early movie stars to evade the crush of fans following Hollywood premieres.
  • Jack C.
    Jack ChenAugust 1, 2012
    They will do a partial validation for the cost of your parking if you park at the Hollywood & Highland Center. Don't forget to bring your parking stub.
  • Martin L.
    Martin LoganMay 29, 2016
    You can take a tour of the theater as well which is really interesting and much calmer than the crowds across the street
  • Ross S.
    Ross SheingoldJune 1, 2015
    VIP reserved is a must if you're looking to optimize your audio and visual experience. Center orchestra, row DD, seat 107 is a great seat.
  • Silent Hollywood
    Silent HollywoodMarch 15, 2012
    Real estate don C E Toberman, “the father of Hollywood,” built the largest legit theater in LA in 1926. It became a movie house and is now owned by Disney and filled with little princess and pirates.
  • David M.
    David MiragliaNovember 27, 2011
    Popcorn isn't great and no fountain drinks?! What's the point of going to the movies? The live organist that plays before each film is amazing, but I still prefer Arclight or Grove.
  • Marissa S.
    Marissa SilvaJanuary 7, 2015
    VIP ticket gets you popcorn, a drink, an assigned seat and you get to pass the crazy line! Totally worth it.
  • Dani K.
    Dani K.June 17, 2014
    In the lower level there are currently original costumes and props of the movie Maleficient! Check it out it's amazing!
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesOctober 21, 2013
    The 20th anniversary “Scare-ebration” of The Nightmare Before Christmas is taking place exclusively at the landmark El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood from Oct. 15 to Nov. 3.
  • Colin S.
    Colin StarkJanuary 19, 2016
    Beautiful theatre. If the film is no good just soak up the architecture!
  • Jetzy G.
    Jetzy GonzalezJune 28, 2016
    I love this theatre so much! Came to watch The Jungle Book and an awesome band played before the movie. It was beautiful!
  • M.U.S.E. - Music Unity Sports Entertainment
    A classic movie house and reminiscent of days long gone. The theater shows classic Disney cartoons from time to time.
  • Bobby B.
    Bobby BallesterosAugust 20, 2016
    Get the VIP package. I like the popcorn in the bucket and drinks Worth it for me.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteApril 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Probably the finest, most fantastic flickerhouse I've even seen. This is the golden age rekindled.
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KoontzNovember 24, 2014
    This is THE place to see a Disney movie, whether it's new or a classic.
  • Leticia C.
    Leticia CamposApril 1, 2015
    LOVE The place but if you don't get vip tickets you need to get there an hour+ before the show to get good seats😋
  • N G.
    N GameroDecember 22, 2015
    VIP Balcony!! Props display 😎
  • Bobby F.
    Bobby FromerJune 21, 2012
    Love the El Capitan Theatre!!! Thank you Disney for restoring and saving this spectacular Theatre and is Pipe Organ and other facilities!!!
  • Dmitry K.
    Dmitry KuznetsovJune 18, 2016
    Great old theatre!! Must visit!
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LozanoMay 25, 2015
    Currently 1 of 4 theaters in U.S. that support high dynamic range movies (Dolby Vision). Great experience.
  • Neal U.
    Neal U.June 13, 2015
    Amazing place to see a movie. They have an organ player!
  • Sean R.
    Sean RobisonFebruary 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful old school Hollywood theater. Always has some fun pre-show entertainment.
  • Curtis J.
    Curtis J.November 2, 2015
    The extra effects add to a movie you may have already seen 100 times
  • Lauren C.
    Lauren CoggiolaJanuary 29, 2011
    There's usually a lot of kids here. But if you knock them out of the way, you can get the good seats first.
  • Zk
    ZkApril 4, 2016
    Came here with out of town friends just after 5:30am after a night of partying to see Zootopia and they were closed!! Wtf. 5 stars
  • Adrian A.
    Adrian AnguloSeptember 7, 2014
    Park across the street at the mall. You can get you parking validated here.
  • Amy M.
    Amy MathiasJuly 10, 2010
    This is a must see theater. Park at the Kodak Center and show up early. Or buy tickets online. I recommend the VIP package.
  • Dora
    DoraJune 28, 2010
    For a few dollars, splurge on the VIP admission, which includes reserved seats, early admission, no waiting in line and free popcorn! Powered by Read more
  • Tamika K.
    Tamika Katon-DonegalSeptember 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I checked in, and was told I had to BUY the Real Steal tixx (which is incorrect) to get the Lion King Bookmark... But with enough arguing & the manager gave me the bookmark.
  • Er O.
    Er O.November 26, 2011
    If you ever have any problems, ask to see the manager. We asked for a favor about our tickets and it was handled just like that!
  • Amy M.
    Amy MathiasJuly 10, 2010
    Park at the Kodak Center across the street. Show up very early or buy tickets online. I recommend the VIP package.
  • Dmitry K.
    Dmitry KuznetsovJune 15, 2016
    State of the art cinema, newest movie!!!
  • Lori W.
    Lori WildrickMay 3, 2013
    The balcony is the best and VIP is worth it!
  • David F.
    David FeinJanuary 13, 2016
    Dolbyvision Projection is fantastic, as is the Atmos sound!
    LA FAMILIA BARBERSHOPJanuary 15, 2012
    Every Second Saturday Of The Month Behind El Capitan Theatre The 4130 Subway Series BMX Ride:D
  • R W.
    R WilliamsNovember 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The place to see Disney movies! Collect unique to this theater Disney pins
  • Veanney H.
    Veanney HurtadoNovember 18, 2013
    Thanks to Disney El Capitan theatre is every little kids dream of what a actual movie theatre would be.
  • Courtney R.
    Courtney RiosJune 10, 2012
    The El Capitan should get people who like working there! With the economy I am sure there are lots of people who would be grateful for their jobs!!!
  • Ray J.
    Ray JimenezJune 29, 2013
    VIP is worth spending the extra $.
  • Lina A.
    Lina A.May 29, 2015
    Found bumblebee! Great movies great place el capitan!
  • Priscilla F.
    Priscilla FloresMay 29, 2011
    Love this place<3 it's amazing, great people most importantly great memories..
  • m. allan i.
    m. allan ikeaFebruary 17, 2012
    This theatre tends to show classic Disney movies right around the same time that they are relaunched on Blu-Ray.
  • Michael K.
    Really interesting and fun for a special event.
  • Joey B.
    Joey BranJune 24, 2012
    Best time ever with Adam, Marvin, belinda, Peter
  • Rebekah A.
    Rebekah AdamsJanuary 16
    Been here 5+ times
    The displays are always worth the trip!
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HooverSeptember 1, 2013
    Arrive early to see all the pre-show entertainment!
  • Mandy R.
    Mandy RodgersSeptember 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I can only see Disney movies here. Perfect ambiance. Read more
  • J K.
    J KuwaharaNovember 25, 2011
    You need to show your ticket to get the free Kermit pin for the check in offer.
  • TheBeverlys M.
  • Arturo M.
    Arturo MunozMay 5, 2015
  • Heather M.
    Heather McIntoshAugust 15, 2010
    Hit the restored soda fountian next door for an old style chocolate cherry phosphate on the way out.
  • K G.
    K GolderDecember 20, 2010
    Don't come here when it rains unless you want to spend a half hour waiting in line outside. Also, be prepared for a crowded experience, as the facility, while quite nice, isn't very spacious.
  • Michiel d.
    Michiel de VriesMay 24, 2016
    The best place to watch a Disney movie.
  • Derek J.
    Derek JonesSeptember 14, 2014
    This is now an exclusively Disney cinema.
  • StarSightings
    StarSightingsAugust 8, 2011
    Spot celebrities attending a movie premiere! See the More Info link for a list of recent sightings. Read more
  • Karen S.
    Karen SheelerMay 6, 2013
    Don't bother a out the poster offer. Sunday if first weekend - they were out. Boooooooo!!! Bad form.
  • R W.
    R WilliamsOctober 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    4D movie and Birthday Party
  • Mark A.
    Mark AstemborskiApril 24, 2013
    The venue is exciting. The seats are extremely uncomfortable.
  • Misty
    MistyJuly 15, 2010
    The 3D is perfect and the interior is beautiful. Get VIP if you can, so worth it.
  • Kyle Y.
    Kyle YoungMarch 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I checked in and got a free 'Oz' poster. Woohoo! Thanks!
  • Bo L.
    Bo LiebmanApril 17
    Classy old school theater
  • Eliza P.
    Eliza PaninisAugust 5, 2015
    Beatiful theatre 😍
  • Noemi S.
    Noemi S.December 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Love, love, loved the laser show with Daft Punk playing!
  • Epher H.
    Epher HernandezDecember 15, 2013
    Parking $20 look around for garages that are much cheaper.
  • Edzel R.
    Edzel RebamontanJuly 24, 2015
    Frozen sing a long will be shown here
  • Will H.
    Will HildrethNovember 26, 2011
    Parking and traffic is a hassle - Go Metro!
  • Brian M.
    Brian MyersFebruary 4, 2012
    Try the pin traders sundae...
  • Christian C.
    Christian CruzJune 26, 2011
    Best way to watch a Disney movie.
  • Sean R.
    Sean RouseFebruary 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    They now serve Coke products instead of Pepsi
  • Flobo B.
    Flobo BoyceJune 5, 2015
    Disney does Hollywood. *jazz hands*
  • Mj L.
    Mj LangAugust 3, 2011
    Laser light shows b4 shows
  • Veronique P.
    Unfortunately the Iron Man poster was gone. They ran out fast.
  • Venescha T.
    Venescha ThomsonAugust 27, 2011
    Gotta see Lion King 3D!
  • alex f.
    alex fastcars2March 31, 2015
    enjoy watching here Read more
  • Jaye J.
    Jaye JacksonDecember 15, 2012
    Kristen Stewart "On The Road" Opening Night
  • Rodney B.
    Rodney BramanJanuary 20, 2012
    Free CD is a scam. They said they were out. Make it right Capitan.
  • kathy
    kathyDecember 19, 2011
    Don't bother with the Kermit pin. They're out.
  • elizabeth z.
    elizabeth zAugust 8, 2015
    Its cool!!!!!!!
  • Kyle Y.
    Kyle YoungDecember 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Free posters!
  • Edzel R.
    Edzel RebamontanJuly 20, 2015
    Disney's official theater
  • elizabeth z.
    elizabeth zAugust 8, 2015
    Inside out
  • Natacha B.
    Natacha BanguraOctober 2, 2011
    Do not to be late!!!
  • Brian S.
    Brian SanduskyFebruary 21, 2011
    Take the subway if you can!
  • jay m.
    jay m.February 17, 2012
    Bring back Mars Needs Moms.
  • Nichole A.
    Nichole ArmourNovember 11, 2011
    Got my program:-)
  • Loren J.
    Loren JavierMarch 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Listen to music of the Mighty Wurlitzer before the movie!
  • Linda
    LindaOctober 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    This sux! App not working & couldn't get our JACK stickers! Not good!!!
  • Paola O.
    Paola OsorioFebruary 14, 2010
    Seats r made for little people
  • Marteeno S.
    Marteeno SantosJuly 29, 2015
    El simple hecho de pararte en la taquilla ya hace mágica la visita. Definitivamente no hay nada como lo que tiene el sello de Disney
  • Sofia S.
    Sofia ShemiakinaMay 4, 2015
    Снаружи много народа , особенно на премьерах в ожидании звезд.
  • Cris G.
    Cris GFebruary 5
    Hermoso lugar!!!!
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