Pete’s Dragon brings new fun to El Capitan Theatre

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It’s the 90th anniversary of the Disney owned El Capitan Theatre and it is enjoying its role as the jewel of Disney’s movie empire. Coming August 12-28, you’ll be able to enjoy the new version of Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” in Dolby Vision Laser Projection and Dolby Atmos Audio. Plus, there is a new exhibit that will celebrate all Disney dragons. From Figment to Fantasmic and the Reluctant Dragon, you’ll be able to see the history of these magical Disney creatures in an exclusive display.

“There is simply no better place than The El Capitan Theatre to thrill to the wonder of Pete’s Dragon” said James Wood, operations and stage productions for the El Capitan Theatre. “Not only will we present the movie in Dolby Vision laser projection along with Dolby Atmos audio technology, El Capitan guests will have the opportunity to discover the rich and magical history of Disney Dragons when they visit our captivating display in the lower lounge of The El Capitan Theatre.”

Daily showtimes are 10 a.m., 1:05 p.m., 4:10 p.m., and 7:15 p.m., with a 10:20 p.m. on each Friday and Saturday during the engagement of the film. Tickets are on sale now, available at the El Capitan Theatre, online at or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110. Showtimes and dates are subject to change.

El Capitan guests may also enjoy a Dave & Busters Movie & a Meal Offer, which includes a reserved seat for Pete’s Dragon, choice of entrée from the Dave & Busters Eat and Play menu and a $10 Dave & Busters game card. Reservations required 24 hours in advance with movie ticket.

The El Capitan Theatre will also host a very special Tiny Tot Tuesday every Tuesday at 10 a.m. during the run of Pete’s Dragon. During these special screenings, parents and small children may enjoy the movie in a tot-friendly way—with lights dimmed rather than out and reduced sound levels.

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