We love watching movies at the historic El Capitan Theater in Hollywood because it is always an event, like back in the day when movies were events to look forward to. It is only fitting, of course, since the El Capitan was opened in 1926 as”Hollywood’s First Home of Spoken Drama.” This month, until December 18th, Disney’s newest characters Ralph and Vanellope Von Schweetz appear live on stage before the showing of the latest Disney movie “Wreck-It Ralph.”
“There is no better place than the El Captain Theatre to experience ‘Wreck-It Ralph,’” said Lylle Breier, senior vice president of worldwide special events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. “We are starting every showing of the movie with both Ralph and Vanellope live on stage, who will amp everyone up with the help of our very own EL Capitan DJ. After the movie, El Capitan guests will get a special behind-the-scenes look at the film with our exclusive Art of Wreck-It-Ralph Exhibit. It’s our way of making the El Capitan the perfect place to experience this wreck-tacular new Disney adventure.”
Quick review: Wreck-It Ralph is the story of Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly), a bad guy in the arcade video game “Fix It Felix!,” who feels the need for a change of pace. He wants to be the good guy for a change. Set in the world of video games, parents will smile as they remember some arcade games in their youth that make cameo appearances in the movie, like Pac-Man and Qbert. The animation is top notch, and the voice acting is charming. Viewers will fall in love with the spunky Vanellope Von Schweetz voiced by comedienne Sarah Silverman.
After the movie, visit The Art of Wreck-It-Ralph Exhibit featuring visual & character development art, prototype candy cars from Sugar Rush and some fun interactive games.
Daily showtimes are 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and available at the El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online at www.elcapitantickets.com, or by calling 800-DISNEY6. Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 818-845-3110. Showtimes are subject to change.
On Saturdays and Sundays, El Capitan guests may also enjoy a special character breakfast with Vanellope prior to the 10 a.m. show at Disney’s Soda Fountain & Studio Store. Seating is limited and reservations are required by calling 818-845-3110.