This post is part of my all-expense paid trip to Hollywood from Disney and Marvel to cover the Iron Man 3 premiere. However, typos misspelled words, and opinions are 100% mine.
Have you noticed I just CAN’T stop talking about my visit to LA to attend the Iron Man 3 Red Carpet Premiere and El Capitan Theatre?
Los Angeles has so much to offer! During this unforgettable event, we were invited to tour the beautiful landmark of El Capitan Theatre!
This theatre is not just for the big movie premieres and red carpet events but you can see a movie at El Capitan anytime during their business hours. IRON MAN 3 is currently playing until June 20th in Disney Digital 3D and Real D 3D!
NOT an Ordinary Theatre
This theater is simply stunning! This is not your ordinary theater. There is an amazing history of this theater with ghosts and all! YES, GHOSTS! Here are a few things that I learned about it:
For the first 15 years that the El Capitan Theatre was in business, it only showcased stage shows with such well-known stars as Rita Hayworth, Clark Gable, and Bob Hope. Could you just imagine?
The first movie to be played at the El Capitan was Citizen Kane. Originally no theater wanted to be the one to premiere what is now known as one of the best movies. Do you wonder why? It was because theaters were owned only by the movie studios at that time and Mr. Hearst’s papers reviewed their movies.
The owner of the El Capitan, Mr. Toberman, decided he would give it a try to show a movie in his theater and Citizen Cane had its world premiere there in 1941.
Mr. Toberman said, ‘Movies are the way to go.’ The theater was closed and modernized. A new look that was really sleek and modern. The theater reopened in 1942 as the Paramount. It was affiliated with the Paramount Studios and ran another 50 years, premieres, and first-run movies.
That’s when Disney came to Hollywood: “our theory was boy, Hollywood Boulevard’s a pretty famous street but the theaters are kinda tired. We put a lot of effort into the making of our movies, right?
We want the experience of watching them match the quality of the movie itself. So that’s why Disney came to El Capitan Paramount Theater in 1989 and restored it back to the way it looked when it was new.
Wow! I bet YOU didn’t know that right? I didn’t either before my visit to Los Angeles and thanks to Disney! This trip was an unforgettable experience for me, it offered so much!
You can also see a display of Collectibles & Comic Books from the Private Collection of Stan Lee!
If you think you might be in the area this summer you can see the following movies at the El Capitan in addition to Iron Man 3:
6838 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
- June 21st – August 8th: MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (Plus, see Mike & Sulley in the MU Pep Rally with the Spirit Squad Live on Stage!)
- August 9th – September 19th: Disney’s PLANES
- For tickets call 1 (800) DISNEY6 or visit www.elcapitantickets.com