Celebrate Valentine’s Day with “Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story” at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood

January 24, 2014

Looking for a fun Disney evening for you and your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day this year, and live in the Hollywood area?  The El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood is going to be running the Disney classic Lady and the Tramp beginning on February 14th through the 20th.  In addition to the feature film, Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story will play for a limited run at the theatre following each showtime of, Lady and the Tramp.

Lady and the Tramp

At last year’s D23 Expo, Disney gave us a peek into the stop-motion world of Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story, and now they are offering the opportunity to see the short film in its entirety on the big screen.  If you are impatient and can’t wait to see Blank on Valentine’s Day, you can catch it from February 3-5 after the 4:00 and 7:15 Frozen Sing-A-Long screenings.  Below is the teaser trailer for Blank:

The El Capitan Theatre has a long history dating back to when they first opened their doors on May 3, 1926 as “Hollywood’s First Home of Spoken Drama.” That evening, limousines pulled up before the theatre’s elaborate cast-concrete Spanish Colonial exterior and deposited Hollywood royalty, who were attending the play “Charlot’s Revue,” starring Jack Buchanan, Gertrude Lawrence, and Beatrice Lillie.

El Capitan

Inside, the audience enjoyed one of the most colorful and lavish interiors they had ever seen, featuring an elaborate $1.2-million East Indian design.

Between 1926 and 1936, more than 120 live plays were produced at the El Capitan Theatre.  The stage was graced by such legendary stars as Will Rogers, Clark Gable, and Joan Fontaine. In 1941, Orson Welles’ Academy Award winning “Citizen Kane” made its world premiere at the El Capitan Theatre. After the successful screening of “Citizen Kane,” the El Capitan Theatre closed for remodeling. A year later, it was reborn as the Hollywood Paramount, a sleek, new “art moderne” movie house.

In 1989, The Walt Disney Company joined forces with Pacific Theatres to begin a two-year archeological dig, which led to a museum-quality restoration of the legendary palace. The certified national historic site was restored to its former grandeur and reopened to the public in June, 1991, with the world premiere of Walt Disney Pictures’ “The Rocketeer.”

The El Capitan Theatre was an early participant in Hollywood’s recent revitalization efforts. In 2001, the Hollywood & Highland entertainment complex which houses the permanent home of the Oscars at The Kodak Theatre opened directly across the street. As an exclusive first run theatre for Walt Disney Pictures, The El Capitan Theatre hosts live stage shows, world premieres, and other special events that have helped restore showmanship to Hollywood Boulevard.  You can learn more about this historic theatre and also find its upcoming movie schedule HERE.

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