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El Capitan Theatre

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Address: 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Rua Versalhes 45 Casa 4, Los Angeles, CA 04736030
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Wow, what a theatre, went in with Amazing expectations after driving up and saw the front Bright Lights, Big City Look!

We went in thinking this place is going blow us away and it did, art deco all the way. Amazing Hollywood at it's payday. Love the feel of the older theatre, and it nostalgic feel... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
HeatherColoradogirl
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Erie, Colorado
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Anaheim, California
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39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This classic theatre is beautiful, and the Dolby Atmos sound and pre-show or special exhibits that accompany features here give seeing movies here the advantage over other places in the area. However, a recent poor guest service experience will cause me to think twice about returning and recommending this theatre. I purchased tickets in Nov 2016 for a screening of... More 

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Erie, Colorado
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212 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in thinking this place is going blow us away and it did, art deco all the way. Amazing Hollywood at it's payday. Love the feel of the older theatre, and it nostalgic feel. I felt the souls in room, real Hollywood in this place. The sound was great & the screen was big. We had a lovely movie... More 

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Thank HeatherColoradogirl
La Verne, California
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139 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow. What a beautiful theater! I wish all theater's looked liked this. It was a nice switch of scenery to watch a movie versus modern day movie theaters. The El Capitan is one of the last remaining movie houses in the U.S. that still shows movies. My 10 year old had a little history lesson to experience how movies used... More 

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Thank onedeesse
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Disclaimer: I do not go to the theater very often. That said, Wow! This theater blew me away. It is what a movie theater is meant to be. There was a true celebration of the film-Star Wars Rogue 1- from the moment we entered the theater to the moment we left. On display in the lobby were models of some... More 

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Thank LizaTip
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We went to see Dr Strange 3D, the theatre is great and has lots of history. If you get there early they have a pre show organist that plays some nice tunes

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I purchased an $18 ticket to see Moana and the theatre was slightly cold, but as the film went on it got colder to the point where I actually felt like I was stood outside back home in London, England. After having resorted to putting my arms into my sweatshirt and stretching it and squeezing my hands with my armpits... More 

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Berkeley, California, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I have never been inside the El Capitan ... But I will always remember the time that I met Guillermo outside the theatre. Guillermo is one of the biggest and nicest celebrities I have ever met. A real class act!

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Thank Bryan B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Instead of hitting the stores and battling other shoppers on the day after Thanksgiving, we go to El Capitan Theatre nearly every year. It offers something everyone can enjoy. In our group, we had people who are 83 years old to 3 years old and nearly every decade between. The live production before the movie is fun and the organist... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Went to Nightmare Before Christmas in 4d on Devil's night. Purchased reserved seats 2 months ahead of time. With one night before Halloween the theatre must have lost interest. None of the special effects (snow, light, smells, sounds) worked. The concessions were in standard el Capitan containers rather than the NBC themes. You could just tell they were ready for... More 

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Thank gothmartha
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A gorgeous cinema, a building that ALL cinemas should aspire to be. Why only a 4/5 review? The organist blaring out a tuneless din before the show starts makes my ears bleed. I cannot believe that people actually applauded that noise. The prices might be higher than most others, but they justify it with a memorable experience and other goodies... More 

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