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Address: 6838 Hollywood Blvd., Rua Versalhes 45 Casa 4, Los Angeles, CA 04736030
Phone Number: 800-347-6396
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Third Rate? I don't think so!

How can anyone rate this third amongst the cinemas used for the TCM Festival? Granted, the Chinese and Egyptian are more famous, but the El Capitan has something none of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Kaneohe, HI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

How can anyone rate this third amongst the cinemas used for the TCM Festival? Granted, the Chinese and Egyptian are more famous, but the El Capitan has something none of the others has, and that is it's "Mighty Wurlitzer" pipe organ concert before the movie. That, by itself, ranks this theatre as one of the most special in the world!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This theater was very comfortable and a good viewing experience. I went there as part of the TCM Film Festival so my experience with the staff and crowds might not be normal but the staff was friendly and the flow in and out of the theater were smooth. The architecture of the El Capitan was nice and the seats were... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My friend and I went to see Peter Pan here. It was great, the theatre is beautiful and I love that they play older films here. Well worth the visit if you have some time.

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Georgetown, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is owned by Disney and they show their movies here first. We were blown away to see a beautiful old theatre. Before the show there was an organist that popped out of the floor to play and confetti flower petals came down from the ceiling. The movie was excellent (Cinderella). Afterwards we were able to see the actual movie... More 

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

My family and I decided to see a movie here on our recent trip. We went for the Monday evening showing. Concerned about getting in, I bought tickets ahead and got the front row of the balcony. What's funny though, we were one of 3 families in the entire theater. They still had a performance before the movie and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is a beautiful cinema (assuming you want to see a Disney movie) - charming, helpful staff, comfortable seats and a live organist to entertain you before the film starts. Shades of 'the old days'.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Took the express tour today, with the friendliest and most informative tour guide. I recommend this inexpensive tour to anyone that wants to find out more about Hollywood, the film industry and of course Disney films! Thanks again Doug!

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Woodland Hills, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This movie theater is really high class. It is so beautiful and the general admission seats are really great. The organ player performance was fantastic and song selection was really wonderful and all the kids sang along! The ushers and staff are super friendly and helpful especially when you have kids with you. Extremely easy public parking and with the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This was one of the great movie palaces of Los Angeles--huge, elaborate fantasies created in the days when moviegoing was a theatrical experience. It was restored with the help of the late, great theater designer, Joe Musil. From the gorgeous sign to the beautiful interior, it is a feast for the eyes. The live organist performing before the movie is... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Just seeing this historic building from outside is something but wait till you go inside. This looks like a classic movie theater and just like the Chinese Theater opposite, there is a feeling of being transported to a different time and place. Not as grand as the IMAX theater at the Chinese theater, but still quite a stunner. Like the... More 

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