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Go to El Capitan Theatre
Step into Hollywood's glittering past and be treated to an unparalleled movie-going experience powered by the most advanced cinema innovations at The Walt Disney Studio's premiere cinema, The legendary El Capitan Theatre. This grand theatre made its debut on May 3, 1926, as "Hollywood's First Home of Spoken Drama." and has been fully restored to its original elegance, boasting a Spanish Colonial exterior and a colorful and lavish East Indian interior designed by San Francisco architect G. Albert Lansburgh. Here at the El Capitan Theatre you can experience the most advanced cinematic technology, such as the completely immersive Dolby ATMOS sound system featuring over 100 speakers, the super-bright Christie Solaria series digital projectors delivering crisp, clean images with perfect color, and ultra-realistic digital 3D powered by RealD. The El Capitan Theatre experience often includes exclusive preshow entertainment, prop & costume exhibits, and many other fun surprises!