HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (December 4, 2017) – Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre presents Star Wars: The Last Jedi from December 14, 2017 through January 28, 2018.
El Capitan Theatre General Manager Ed Collins said, “The El Capitan Theatre is the best place to enjoy this exciting new adventure, Star Wars: The Last Jedi because the audience can have so many experiences here and nowhere else. Before the movie, El Capitan Theatre guests will be treated to an all-new Laser Light Show and can explore our exclusive display of costumes and props from the movie.”
Collins continued, “And – only at The El Capitan Theatre, guests can take their photo at the Stormtrooper™ meet-and-greet on opening weekend (December 14-17), and on other dates (December 22-24, 29-31; January 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, and 26-28). We are screening the film in outstanding Dolby VisionTM laser projection along with Dolby Atmos® audio technology. And finally we can make it easy to enjoy a meal at Hard Rock Café across Hollywood Blvd. for one convenient price.”
The El Capitan Theatre also hosts a sold out Star Wars Marathon Event starting Wednesday, December 13, with doors opening at 8:30pm with The Phantom Menace screening at 9:30pm. The El Capitan Theatre is one of only four theatres hosting a Marathon Event in the United States.
Ticketholders to the Marathon Event will see the seven Star Wars movies and then be among the first to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi finishing the Marathon Event on Thursday, December 14 at 6:00pm. Marathon Event Guests receive a reserved seat, a collectible blanket, an exclusive double-sided poster, an 85 oz. BB-8 collectible popcorn container, a 44 oz. Souvenir Cup, and a 20 oz. bottled drink.
Following the Marathon Event, Star Wars: The Last Jedi will screen on December 14 around the clock at 10:00pm, 1:35am, and 5:45am. Beginning Friday morning, December 15 through January 28, 2018 daily showtimes are 9:30am, 1:05pm, 4:40pm , 8:15pm and 11:50pm.
Tickets are now on sale, and are available at the El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online at www.elcapitantickets.com, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110. Showtimes are subject to change.
HARD ROCK CAFÉ MOVIE & MEAL PACKAGE: $40.00 per person. Each ticket package includes: reserved seat (no concessions) to see the movie at The El Capitan Theatre, and a meal from Hard Rock Café. Reservations are required in advance (tickets must be booked no later than 24 hrs business days). This offering is available for all showtimes December 15, 2017 – January 28, 2018. Guests will choose one entrée from special Hard Rock Cafe menu at the time of their seating. Tax & gratuity included. Does not include alcohol – guests can purchase and pay on their own.
TINY TOT TUESDAY: The El Capitan Theatre will also host a very special Tiny Tot Tuesday for the first show every Tuesday during the run of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. 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.
ABOUT DOLBY VISION™ AND DOLBY ATMOS®
The El Capitan Theatre will present Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Dolby VisionTM Laser Projection and Dolby Atmos® Sound. Technology. Dolby Vision™ delivers a dramatically different visual experience—astonishing brightness, incomparable contrast, and captivating color—that brings movies to life before your eyes. Dolby Atmos® transports you into the movie with breathtaking, multidimensional sound that fills the theatre and flows all around you.
ABOUT THE MOVIE
In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman. J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin are the executive producers.
ABOUT THE EL CAPITAN THEATRE
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
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