HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (February 2017) – Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre presents a special engagement of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST March 17 – April 30, 2017, in Dolby Vision™ Laser Projection and Dolby Atmos® Sound Technology. Plus, an additional show on Thursday, March 16 at 9:30pm!
Exclusively at The El Capitan Theatre, the theatre will come alive under the magical spell of an immersive light and projection show before the movie featuring a dazzling SWAROVSKI crystal curtain, bringing the tale as old as time to life in a new and spectacular way.
This pre-show will be accompanied by a brand-new BEAUTY AND THE BEAST overture, arranged by Alan Menken’s long-time music director Michael Kosarin, in the style and tradition of the great classic roadshow film overtures. It was recorded by a 100-piece symphonic studio orchestra, and takes the audience through the best loved songs from the 1991 animated film, as well as some of the gorgeous new songs written for this new live-action one. Before and after the movie, guests will have the opportunity to see costumes, props, and set dressing from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in a display in the lower lounge.
“There is simply no better place than The El Capitan Theatre to experience the magic of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” said Ed Collins, General Manager of The El Capitan Theatre. “Altogether we offer an entire and unique entertainment experience – a curtain show that was designed for our theatre, accompanied by a symphonic overture of the beloved music, an exhibit of costumes, props and set dressing used in the making of the film, and a presentation in Dolby Vision™ laser projection with Dolby Atmos® sound technology insuring the most state-of-the-art presentation of the film anywhere. We take the showmanship of a previous and beloved era of movie exhibition very seriously here to make movie going an occasion for the memory books.”
Daily showtimes are 10:45 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 10:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, 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 and dates are subject to change.
During its special engagement of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, The El Capitan Theatre is offering a Movie & Meal package at Hard Rock Café – a movie ticket and meal for $30.00 per person — park once and enjoy both! Guests see the movie first and then have a meal at the Hard Rock Café after. Guests select their entrée upon arrival at the restaurant. Reservations are required 24 hours (Business Days) in advance by calling 1-818-845-3110. Please note: theatre concessions are not included; menu items cannot be substituted; tax & gratuity are included; additional items, including alcohol, are not included and if ordered, are paid for by the guest at the time of service.
El Capitan Theatre guests may also enjoy the GHIRARDELLI SIP & SEE PACKAGE for $27.00 per person. Each ticket package includes: VIP Preferred Seat for the movie, VIP Popcorn, 20 oz. drink of choice. Either before or after the movie, guests will be able to take their ticket to Ghirardelli and enjoy a cup of Twinings exclusive BEAUTY & THE BEAST Tea paired with a crunchy biscotti freshly dipped in Ghirardelli chocolate. Reservations are required in advance (tickets must be booked no later than 24 hrs business days).
The El Capitan Theatre will also host a very special Tiny Tot Tuesday on these specific dates only: Mar 21, 28, Apr 4, 11, 18 during the run of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. 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 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs.
“Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.
The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Le Fou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald as Madame De Garderobe, the wardrobe; Hattie Morahan as Agathe, the enchantress; Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
Directed by Oscar® winner Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast” is written by Evan Spiliotopoulos and Stephen Chbosky and Bill Condon and produced by Mandeville Films’ Academy Award® nominees David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, with Emmy® winner Jeffrey Silver, Thomas Schumacher and Oscar nominee Don Hahn serving as executive producers. Eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the animated film, provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as three new songs written by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice. “Beauty and the Beast” will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.
ABOUT DOLBY VISION™ AND DOLBY ATMOS®
The El Capitan Theatre will present Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in Dolby Vision™ 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.