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See ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ at the El Capitan Theatre May 25 – June 10

See ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ at the El Capitan Theatre May 25 – June 10

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (May 4, 2018) – Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre presents “Solo: A Star Wars Story ” May 25 through June 10, 2018.

El Capitan Theatre General Manager Ed Collins said, “There is no better place than the El Capitan Theatre to enjoy the latest Star Wars adventure, ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ because only at The El Capitan can audiences create Star Wars memories that are simply not possible anywhere else. Before the movie, El Capitan Theatre guests can take their photo with Chewbacca himself, and before or after the movie, explore the ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ props and costumes exhibit.  We are screening the film in outstanding Dolby VisionTM laser projection along with Dolby Atmos® audio technology.  Throughout the engagement, we can also make it easy to enjoy a meal at Hard Rock Café across Hollywood Blvd. for one convenient price.”

Collins continued, “To add to the fun, we will have a special Opening Night Fan Event May 24 at 6:00 PM featuring a Live DJ and Costume Contest, along with reserved seat, popcorn in a hexagon souvenir tin, a 20 oz bottled drink &  an exclusive Limited Edition Poster for all our guests that evening!”

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” will screen through June 10, 2018; daily showtimes are 11:30 AM, 3:15 PM, 7:00 PM and 10:30 PM.

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 at 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 May 25, 2018 – June 10, 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 “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”  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 “Solo: A Star Wars Story” 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
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

The film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany.

Ron Howard directs “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” and Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are the producers. Lawrence Kasdan, Jason McGatlin, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller serve as executive producers. Jonathan Kasdan & Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay.

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

Thank you to El Capitan Theatre and Davidson & Choy Publicity for the press release.

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