Almost 90 years ago, Hollywood was much different than it is today. The hectic and always busy Hollywood Boulevard was replaced with the quiet residential homes and businesses. A savvy real estate developer by the name of Charles Toberman, who has been referred to as the “Father of Hollywood,” had a vision of the future and it was bright. Among the 36 building he went on to build, 3 of them he developed with Sid Grauman: the Egyptian, the Chinese, and the El Capitan. On May 3, 1926, the first of many successful performances was premiered at the 1,000 seat El Capitan theater. Hollywood royalty were treated to an opulent and lush interior that cost 1.2 million, which would be the equivalent of $15.7 million today. For the next 10 years, over 100 plays were produced at the Hollywood movie theater El Capitan and in 1941, Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane” had its world premier there. A year later, the theater was made into the Hollywood Paramount, which was a movie theater. This is the theater that we saw the Iron Man 3 red carpet event! The movie was AWESOME! Check out my review.
The Hollywood Movie Theater El Capitan
Paired with The Walt Disney Company in 1989, Pacific Theaters began a 2 year restoration of the El Capitan. The project was supervised by the National Park Service’s Department of the Interior and led by conservator Martin Weil, architect Ed Fields, and renowned theater designer Joseph J. Musil. When the Hollywood movie theater El Capitan opened its doors to the public in 1991, the Walt Disney Pictures’ “The Rocketeer” premiered in the certified national historic site.
As part of a project to revitalize Hollywood, the El Capitan helped by showing world premier movies, live stage shows as well as special events. Now you can see such movies as “Oz, The Great and Powerful” and “Iron Man” with state of the art Dolby audio and in the same splendor as those spectators almost 100 years ago. The El Capitan is also available for parties, special events, and other occasions.
IRON MAN 3 is currently playing at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA until June 20th in Disney Digital 3D and Real D 3D. You can see a display of Collectibles & Comic Books from the Private Collection of Stan Lee! Need tickets? call 1 (800) DISNEY6 or visit www.elcapitantickets.com.
Coming this summer at the El Capitan Theatre
- June 21st – August 8th: MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (Plus, see Mike & Sulley in the MU Pep Rally with the Sprit Squad Live on Stage!)
- August 9th – September 19th: Disney’s PLANES
The El Capitan is located at:
6838 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Ticket Prices are:
- Lower Level VIP: (which includes a popcorn and a drink) are $27.00 per person
- Upper Level VIP: (which includes a popcorn and a drink) are $27.00 per person
- Adults: $17.00
- Children (ages 3-11): $14.00
- Seniors (60+): $14.00