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Hocus Pocus & Nightmare Before Christmas have home at El Capitan Theatre this October

Disney’s legendary El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA is your destination this October for two Halloween season traditions: Disney’s beloved “Hocus Pocus” October 6-15, followed by the 24th annual presentation of Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” October 20-31, in 3D with spine-tingling interactive 4D sensory effects, including wind, snow, fog and much more. In addition, props and photo opportunities from these two classic Halloween movies will be on display before and after every screening.

El Capitan Theatre guests can continue their Halloween adventure by adding a Spooktacular backstage tour to their movie ticket reservation. Guests will be guided through areas of the theatre rarely open to the public — history will be shared about the Ghouls and Haunts of this historic venue, including the origins of The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Ghosts and Goblins of all ages are encouraged to attend in costume. Advance reservations are required as there is limited space per tour.

“We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Halloween than with these two Disney classics and a theatre filled with tricks and treats,” said Ed Collins, General Manager of The El Capitan Theatre. “It’s also a thrill to present for the second year our Spooktacular backstage tour. There’s just no better place than the El Capitan Theatre to get in the Halloween spirit!”

Showtimes for both movies are 12:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:10 p.m. and 10:35 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, and available at The El Capitan Theatre, online at, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6 (1-800-347-6396). Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110. Showtimes are subject to change.

The El Capitan Theatre will also host very special Tiny Tot Tuesdays for the first show every Tuesday during the “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” 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. (For “The Nightmare Before Christmas” the movie will be shown in 2D with no effects.)