Is It Any Good?

An old-timey Movie Theater wholly owned and operated by the fine folks at Disney.

I’ll admit it. There are somethings about History and the Law that confuse me. For example, I thought there was a 1919 Supreme Court ruling that said the Movie Studios could not own Theaters. Could be wrong about that. Probably am wrong about that, especially since Disney clearly owns the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood.

The Supreme Court Docket aside, the El Capitan is a really nice theater. It’s one of the old-timey ones, one screen, one thing showing…that’s it. There’s even a balcony, an organ player, and a pit for the orchestra. And the raising of the curtain is a good thing. Worth the price of admission? Hardly, but I’ll give them credit for trying.

Thing of it is, that’s not it. What Disney has done (or at least done in the past) is put on one of the little Disney shows to go with their movies. For about twenty minutes before the show starts, you get a bit of the song and dance. A little somethin’-somethin’ you could have gotten if you’d paid the full freight at Disneyland…if you were…you know, tired, and wanted to rest your feet.

Point is, it’s a fun time for the kiddies, should you have a few in tow. They’ll eat it up. You? Well, it’ll give you time to get popcorn before the real show starts.


IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP, PEOPLE: Just because the Disney Revue is like something you’d get at the Theme Park, doesn’t mean you’ll be paying theme park prices. Still, don’t go in expecting Movie Ticket prices either. You’ll be paying for the privilege of their show, and it’s only gotten more and more expensive with time.

That all being said, here’s the most important safety tip for the El Capitan…if you don’t have kids with you, you can skip the El Capitan.


PARKING: I’d give serious consideration to Parking across the street at Hollywood and Highland and getting it the hell over with. That’ll be the closest facility (and probably the cheapest too). There are a few other lots scattered throughout Hollywood. You ain’t getting street parking, unless you’re going to the rarified air of the 6am showing of the latest from Pixar.


El Capitan Theater
6838 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(818) 845-3110