See Classic Disney Films in The Historic El Capitan Theatre for a Limited Time!

Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre is celebrating fall this September and October with their Fall Family Favorites programming. The celebration kicks off September 6 through 8 with a special 20th anniversary celebration of Disney’s “Tarzan”.

Tarzan ©Disney

The celebration includes special meet and greets with Terk before the film.

To get in the Halloween spirit enjoy the 26th annual presentation of Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” shown in 3D with interactive 4D sensory effects from September 12 to 25. Interactive 4D means what happens in the movie will happen to you in the theatre — wind, fog, snow, and more! Producer, Don Hahn and Author, Dave Bossert will introduce the movie at the Special Opening Night show 7:00 pm on September 12.

The Nightmare Before Christmas ©Disney

Calling all Sanderson Sister fans! “Hocus Pocus” will be shown September 26 to October 7 with photo opportunities before and after the show, and a lower lounge display.

Hocus Pocus ©Disney

From October 1 to 7 the El Capitan Theatre will also be showing three all new short films from Pixar Animation Studios’ SparkShorts program – “Float”, “Wind”, and “Loop” – following each showtime of “Hocus Pocus.”

“The SparkShorts program is designed to discover new storytellers, explore new storytelling techniques, and experiment with new production workflows,” said Jim Morris, president of Pixar Animation Studios. “These films are unlike anything we’ve ever done at Pixar, providing an opportunity to unlock the potential of individual artists and their inventive film-making approaches on a smaller scale than our normal fare.” All guests must purchase a valid ticket to enter theatre even if only coming to watch the SparkShorts short films.

Coco ©Disney

Disney and Pixar’s “Coco” will close out the Fall Family Favorites program from October 10 to 13. These shows will include performances by Grammy® Award Winning Mariachi Divas, live on stage, along with Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles as Guests enter the theatre before every screening of “Coco”.

The Mariachi Divas
Ballet Folklorico Los Angeles

“The El Capitan Theatre is the place to be this Fall, with the 20th Anniversary of Disney’s “Tarzan” followed by our Fall Family Favorites of “The Nightmare Before Christmas, “Hocus Pocus” and “Disney and Pixar’s “Coco” said Ed Collins, General Manager of The El Capitan Theatre. “Guests will enjoy photo opportunities and more surprises at each of these films, and are in for the one-of-a-kind of experience only the El Capitan Theatre can offer!”

  • Showtimes daily for “Tarzan” and “Coco” are 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, and 7:00 pm
  • Showtimes daily for “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Hocus Pocus” are 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm, and 9:45 pm. Each movie’s special opening night show will be at 7:00 pm only.

The El Capitan Theatre will also host a  special Tiny Tot Tuesday for the first show every Tuesday during the run of all four Fall Family Favorites. During these screenings, parents and small children may enjoy the movie in a tot-friendly way—with lights dimmed rather than out and reduced sound levels. For Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” parents and small children can enjoy the movie in a tot-friendly way ­shown in 2D with no added effects.

Tickets are on sale now, and available at The El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online at, online at, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6 (1-800-347-6396). Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110. Showtimes are subject to change.

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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