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Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass to have special performances at El Capitan Theatre


They just don’t build them like this any more. 90 years ago this month, the El Capitan Theatre opened in Hollywood as a playhouse. It was the largest theatre in Hollywood at the time and featured lavish East Indian inspired interior and elaborate cast-concrete Spanish Colonial style exterior. Guests must have felt they were entering something out of a mad dream as they experienced one of the over 120 live plays put on in the space or, thousands of movies after a remodeled converted it to a movie palace in 1942.

So it makes sense that Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass will bring its dream-like reality to the El Capitan Theatre for a special engagement that runs May 27 – June 12. The movie will be projected in Dolby Vision 3D and before the movie guests will be immersed in the mesmerizing world of Underland in an all-new light and projection show.

On May 26, El Capitan guests will have the opportunity to be among the first to see the all–new spectacular adventure, Alice Through The Looking Glass, at a special opening-night screening at 7 p.m. featuring a costume contest, raffle prizes, and more!

“There is no better place than The El Capitan Theatre to return to the whimsical world of Underland and experience Alice Through The Looking Glass” said James Wood, operations and stage productions for the El Capitan Theatre. “Not only will we present the movie in Dolby Vision 3D laser projection along with Dolby Atmos audio technology, El Capitan guests will have the opportunity to walk among an exclusive display of props and costumes used to make the movie. Like Alice herself, El Capitan guests will be transported to a fantastical realm.”

If you want to bring your younger kids, The El Capitan Theatre will host a kid friendly Tiny Tot Tuesday 10AM showing of the movie in 2D and with lights dimmed rather than off and reduced sound levels. What a fantastic idea!

Tickets are on sale now at the El Capitan Theatre or online at or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6.

Previously: Johnny Depp surprises Disneyland Guests via interactive poster for Alice Through The Looking Glass.