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Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood hosting special screenings of Pixar’s Onward

Situated in the heart of Hollywood, CA the El Capitan Theatre hearkens back to grand old days of Movie Palaces, but with all the modern touches you expect from today’s digital movie enhanced theaters. That makes it the perfect place to see Pixar’s newest film “Onward.”

The El Capitan is hosting an special advanced screening on February 29 and then will have regular scheduled showings from March 5 through March 22. Guests will see the elf brothers Ian and Barley on live on stage before the movie and get the opportunity for some amazing photo ops with a mural wall and Guinevere, Barley’s purple pegasus van from the movie.

The El Capitan Theatre will feature brilliant Dolby Vision Laser Projection & Dolby Atmos Sound Technology. Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” show times on Thursday, March 5 are 7:00PM and 9:50PM. From Friday, March 6 to Sunday, March 22 show times are 10:00AM, 1:00PM, 4:00PM, 7:00PM and 9:50PM daily. (Show times and dates are subject to change).

On February 29th at 1:00pm El Capitan Theatre Guests will be among the first to see the movie at a special Leap Day Advance Screening of Disney and Pixar’s “Onward.” In addition to watching the movie early, all Advance Screening guests will receive a commemorative Onward pin, Onward drawstring backpack, as well as a reserved seat, V.I.P. popcorn (46 oz.), and a 20 oz. bottled drink. Tickets to the special Advance Screening are $16 per Adult V.I.P., and $13 per Child V.I.P.

The El Capitan Theatre will also host a very special Tiny Tot Tuesday for the first show every Tuesday during the run of Disney and Pixar’s “Onward.” 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.

Tickets are now on sale at, by calling 1-800-DISNEY6 and at The El Capitan Theatre box office


Declared a Historic Cultural Monument by the City of Los Angeles and restored to showcase its original lavish architecture, The El Capitan Theatre has been since 1991 an exclusive first run theatre, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, for The Walt Disney Studios. The theatre also hosts live stage shows, world premieres, special events, and screenings of classic Disney films.

In the 1920s, real estate developer Charles Toberman and Sid Grauman built the Egyptian, Chinese and El Capitan theatres. Los Angeles based Stiles O. Clements designed the elaborate cast-concrete Spanish Colonial style exterior; San Francisco architect G. Albert Lansburgh, known for his design of over 50 West Coast theatres and luxury cinema houses, designed the lavish East Indian inspired interior. Originally a legitimate theatre (over 120 plays and musicals were staged), it was converted for film for the world premiere of Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane.” The theatre then was renovated, reopening in March 1942 as the Hollywood Paramount, a streamlined “art moderne” first run movie house.

In 1989, the Walt Disney Company joined forces with Pacific Theatres and launched a two-year, museum quality restoration of The El Capitan, led by renowned theatre designer Joseph J. Musil. Musil with the supervision of the National Park Service’s Department of the Interior, and guidance from conservator Martin Weil and architect Ed Fields, achieved the goal recreating the original 1926 look and feel — including original design elements such as the ornate plasterwork found hidden behind walls and the opera boxes in the main auditorium.

Photo Credit: (Pixar Onward Van at El Capitan Theatre movie premiere photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)