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El Capitan Theatre

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Address: 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Rua Versalhes 45 Casa 4, Los Angeles, CA 04736030
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"Beautiful Hollywood Theater"

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We went to see Dr Strange 3D, the theatre is great and has lots of history. If you get there early they have a pre show organist that plays some nice tunes

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 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 2 December 2016

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!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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 

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