Mary Poppins Returns at The El Capitan Theatre

Disney's "Mary Poppins Returns" comes to the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood | December 19 – January 13 | Costume Exhibit and interactive lamp-lighting photo opportunity | Special Opening Night Fan Event, Tues., Dec. 18 at 7:00pm

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Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre presents a special engagement of Disney’s MARY POPPINS RETURNS, December 19 to January 13, shown in brilliant Dolby VisionTM Laser Projection & Dolby Atmos® Sound Technology. Tickets are now on sale at www.elcapitantickets.com, by calling 1-800-DISNEY6 and at The El Capitan Theatre box office.

El Capitan Guests will step into Cherry Tree Lane as they enter the theatre.  A holiday experience for the whole family featuring costumes from the movie, interactive Cherry Tree Lane photo ops & the debut of the all-new El Capitan Theatre curtain show with a dazzling crystal curtain!

“We are thrilled to offer an unforgettable holiday experience for the whole family with our special engagement of Disney’s MARY POPPINS RETURNS,” said Ed Collins, General Manager of The El Capitan Theatre.  “Guests will be transported to the magical world of Cherry Tree Lane the moment they step into The El Capitan Theatre – it will be a you are there experience – and Guests can also view and admire costumes from the film before and after every screening.”

El Capitan Guests can even be the first to see the movie on Tuesday, December 18 at 7:00pm (Doors will open at 6:00PM).  Tickets to The Special Opening Night at $35 include a Reserved Seat, Collectible Umbrella Popcorn Container with one refill, 20 oz Bottled Drink, Kite, and limited edition exclusive artwork poster, collectible gold heart Variety Charity pin, & movie soundtrack download.

Disney’s MARY POPPINS RETURNS showtimes: December 19 to January 13 daily 9:30AM, 12:55PM, 4:20PM, 7:45PM & 10:55PM (10:55PM on Opening Weekend and Fridays and Saturdays following). Showtimes and dates are subject to change.  Special group rates for Disney’s MARY POPPINS RETURNS of $12 for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110.

Tickets now on sale at www.elcapitantickets.com, the box office and by calling 1-800-DISNEY6

In Disney’s MARY POPPINS RETURNS, an all new sequel with a fresh sensibility that celebrates the spirit of the original, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Emily Blunt (“The Girl on the Train,” “Into the Woods”) stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”) plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London.

MARY POPPINS RETURNS is directed by Rob Marshall (“Into the Woods,” “Chicago”). The screenplay is by David Magee (“Life of Pi”) and the screen story is by Magee & Marshall & John DeLuca (“Into the Woods”) based upon the “Mary Poppins” stories by PL Travers. The producers are DeLuca, Marshall and Marc Platt (“La La Land”) with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer and the music is by Marc Shaiman (“Hairspray”) with songs by Shaiman and Scott Wittman (“Hairspray”).

The film also stars Ben Whishaw (“Spectre”) as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer (“Hugo”) as Jane Banks; Julie Walters (“Harry Potter” films) as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; with Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”) as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”) as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy and introduces three new Banks’ children played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and newcomer Joel Dawson. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.

 The El Capitan Theatre will present Disney’s MARY POPPINS RETURNS 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.

HARD ROCK CAFÉ MOVIE & MEAL PACKAGE: $40.00 per person.  Each ticket package includes: reserved seat (no concessions) to see the movie at The El Capitan Theatre, and a meal at Hard Rock Café.  Reservations are required in advance (tickets must be booked no later than 24 hrs business days).  This offering is available for all showtimes December 19, 2018 – January 13, 2019.  Guests will choose one entrée from special Hard Rock Cafe menu at the time of their seating.  Tax & gratuity included.  Does not include alcohol – guests can purchase and pay on their own.

TINY TOT TUESDAY: The El Capitan Theatre will also host a very special Tiny Tot Tuesday for the first show every Tuesday during the run of Disney’s MARY POPPINS RETURNS. 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 THE EL CAPITAN THEATRE

Declared a Historic Cultural Monument by the City of Los Angeles and restored to showcase its original lavish architecture, The El Capitan Theatre has been since 1991 an exclusive first run theatre, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, for The Walt Disney Studios. The theatre also hosts live stage shows, world premieres, special events, and screenings of classic Disney films.

In the 1920s, real estate developer Charles Toberman and Sid Grauman built the Egyptian, Chinese and El Capitan theatres.  Los Angeles based Stiles O. Clements designed the elaborate cast-concrete Spanish Colonial style exterior; San Francisco architect G. Albert Lansburgh, known for his design of over 50 West Coast theatres and luxury cinema houses, designed the lavish East Indian inspired interior.  Originally a legitimate theatre (over 120 plays and musicals were staged), it was converted for film for the world premiere of Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane.”  The theatre then was renovated, reopening in March 1942 as the Hollywood Paramount, a streamlined “art moderne” first run movie house.

In 1989, the Walt Disney Company joined forces with Pacific Theatres and launched a two-year, museum quality restoration of The El Capitan, led by renowned theatre designer Joseph J. Musil. Musil with the supervision of the National Park Service’s Department of the Interior, and guidance from conservator Martin Weil and architect Ed Fields, achieved the goal recreating the original 1926 look and feel — including original design elements such as the ornate plasterwork found hidden behind walls and the opera boxes in the main auditorium.

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