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Special screening of Disney’s Cool Runnings as Winter Olympics get started

With the Winter Olympics coming up, it’s the perfect time to celebrate Disney’s classic sports movie – Cool Runnings. On Thursday February 8, the El Capitan Theater will have a special one-night only screening of Cool Runnings to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary and the commencement of the 2018 Winter Olympic.

Cool Runnings was originally released October 1, 1993 and was based on a true story. With few resources and virtually no clue about winter sports, it’s an uphill course for this troupe from the tropics who are sliding on thin ice as they go for the gold in Calgary, Canada. Refusing to let anything stand in their way, these four Jamaicans enlist the help of a down-and-out ex-champion American slider named Irv.

“Our Throwback Thursdays continue to be a great tradition for our El Capitan Theatre Guests. It’s always a treat to delve into the Disney vaults for a classic film, and there is just no better way to usher in the 2018 Winter Olympics than by celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Cool Runnings,” said Ed Collins, General Manager of The El Capitan Theatre, “The evening will be filled with lots of fun elements including raffle prizes and more, making The El Capitan Theatre the place to be for a great kick off to the Winter Olympics.”

The movie features the late great John Candy, in his third to last role, as a down on his luck former Winter Olympian who takes on the Jamaican Bobsled team on their improbably run to the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada. The movie started Leon, Doug E. Doug, Rawle D. Lewis, and Malik Yoba and was directed by John Turteltaub.

Tickets are $10, which include a Reserved Seat, Small Popcorn, and 12 oz bottled drink. Tickets on sale now and available at The El Capitan Theatre box office , online at or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6 (347-6396). Show times and dates are subject to change.

Could Disney have a reboot of Cool Runnings in the works based on this year’s Cinderella Bobsled team from Nigeria?

What do you say Bob Iger?

2 thoughts on “Special screening of Disney’s Cool Runnings as Winter Olympics get started”

  1. Okay….Here we go again. How about the rest of us being able to see Cool Runnings again? It could easily be released for even a week since this is slow time for theatres. So many families….who weren’t even born when it was last in theatres…would love this really great movie. I have young grandchildren who would enjoy it but yeah? We don’t live in Calif. so, of course, we don’t count. Just like D23 . Are you listening Disney?

  2. This was one of my favorite movies growing up. Teaching kids about never giving up no matter what odds are against you!

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