July 14, 2011
'Cars 2' World Grand Prix Where: El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood When: Through Aug. 28 Price: Admission free with film ticket purchase. Adults, $22; children ages 3 to 11 and seniors older than 60, $18. Group rate (20 or more), $14. VIP admission, $30 (includes popcorn, soft drink, reserved seat and no waiting in line). Information: (800) 347-6396. Group rate tickets, (818) 845-3110; http://www.elcapitantickets.com
December 17, 2010
FAMILY Las Posadas The merchants of Olvera Street in downtown L.A. commemorate the nine nights leading up to Christmas with Las Posadas, a reenactment of Mary and Joseph's journey into Bethlehem to find shelter. The annual tradition features a procession, hymns sung in Spanish and English, entertainment, the breaking of a piñata, and complimentary pan dulce and hot chocolate. Avila Adobe, 10 Olvera St., L.A. Activities begin at 6 p.m., procession at 7 p.m. Ends Dec. 24. Free.
December 16, 2010
MOVIES In lieu of the French duo Daft Punk playing live during "Tron: Legacy" with a 100-piece orchestra, Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre will give us the next best thing: a laser light show before each screening. OK, so it's not vocoders or spacesuits from the band that scored the Jeff Bridges vehicle, but we have a feeling that lasers shooting around the theater will delight even the most steely of robot hearts. To further entice your electronic soul: One person will win a pair of tickets to Disney California Adventure Park before every showing.
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July 18, 2010 |
Joseph J. Musil, a Santa Ana-based theater designer with a flair for showmanship and a reverence for a bygone era of movie-going whose work included the restoration of the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood and the transformation of the Crest Theater in Westwood, has died. He was 73. Musil, who had a long history of heart disease and diabetes, died of heart failure June 28 in a convalescent hospital in Orange, said his brother, Robert. "Joe had an unlimited imagination," said Ed Collins, general manager of the El Capitan, the Disney-operated movie palace on Hollywood Boulevard.
February 27, 2010 |
Decades before we began to keep up with the Kardashians or wondered about "The Girls Next Door," there was "This Is Your Life." For years, host and creator Ralph Edwards would surprise the famous, infamous and even non- celebrities with a look back at their lives. The show originally aired on the radio from 1948-52 and then moved to NBC TV in 1952 and continued until 1961. A new version appeared briefly in 1972 on the network. Last year, Ralph Edwards Productions -- Edwards died in 2005 -- donated some 400 episodes plus other material to the UCLA Film and Television Archive.
September 17, 2008 |
The historic El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, where "Citizen Kane" had its world premiere and a generation of children have watched actors dressed as Disney characters cavort onstage, is for sale. The $31-million price tag includes the six-story, 1920s office building into which the theater is built. Walt Disney Co. will remain the long-term tenant at the theater, which the studio renovated in the early 1990s and has used to showcase many of its recent children's movies.