Nightmare Before Christmas Sing-A-Long at the El Capitan

I knew that Disney was re-releasing the 3-D version of "Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas" this year. But I didn’t know that the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood was also doing a ‘sing-a-long’ version at 11:30PM every night. Cindy at "Home By The Sea" heard about it and decided to go check it out.

While I’ve seen "Nightmare" a few times before, it’s not one where I know the words very well. Most of the songs (except for maybe "This is Halloween" and "Kidnap the Sandy Claws") aren’t particularly sing-songy, and I’ve not been one to listen to the soundtrack on my own. They basically turned on the open-captioning during the singing parts, so it was nice to be able to read everything they were saying/singing since I haven’t always been able to follow previously. When Jack sings about being the Pumpkin King, I don’t recall having focussed on him saying that because he’s dead, he can take off his head, and recite Shakespearean quotations.

And it had only been maybe a year ago or so that I’d really listened to the words of "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" and heard for the first time the lyrics "chop him up in bits". Wow, that’s much more extreme than throwing him in a box or whatever else they suggest doing to him. Nasty little kids are Lock, Shock and Barrel.

Cindy also gives good marks to the El Capitan’s movie palace atmosphere and reserved seat system. I agree with her. The Balcony seats are the best. I wish Disney would set something up like the El Capitan out here in Orlando. (Link)

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