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.
May 29, 2008
Well, another Memorial Day has come and gone and are we any wiser? Did you find any fun, new ways to spend time away from work (assuming you were lucky enough to get the day off)? Or were you disappointed by some old standards? Let us know. Send your own Underrated and Overrated ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. BRAND BOOKSHOP For 22 years, this cozy, browser-friendly mom-and-pop bookshop in Glendale (231 N. Brand Blvd.) has stocked more than 100,000 used titles from more than 1,400 sections, not to mention records and CDs. GAS PRICES With a gallon hanging tough at over $4, you've got a built-in, easy excuse to blow off friends whom you're too lazy to drive and see anyhow.
November 25, 2007 |
Amy Adams, decked out in an ethereal gown fit for a fairy tale, was the belle of the ball at the premiere of "Enchanted" Nov. 17. Just don't tell that to Beauty, who stepped out of a limo with Beast, before the legendary couple walked down the red carpet at the Disney affair. 1. Patrick Dempsey enjoyed (soda) shop talk with leading lady Adams before hitting the after-party, where the ballroom set from the film was re-created in a tent behind the El Capitan Theatre. 2.