If you’re a Southern California Aladdin fan with a wish to spare this weekend, I can’t think of a better way to use it than to get a ticket to Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre, undeniably the premiere spot to see the newest Disney releases.
Starting tonight, guests at El Capitan have the chance to participate in some exclusive photo opportunities, see costumes and props from Aladdin, and see Disney’s latest live-action reimagining of one of its classic animated features in pristine digital presentation using state-of-the-art Dolby Vision Laser Projection and Dolby Atmos Sound Technology.
Watch “Aladdin” opening night at El Capitan Theatre:
Stepping into the famous El Capitan Theatre’s auditorium during the legendary movie house’s run of Aladdin is like entering the Cave of Wonders itself. A photo op on the actual stage creates the illusion of flying on the Magic Carpet, while in the lobby fans can line up to have their pictures taken with the Genie’s Lamp, which may very well light up and emit smoke when rubbed to add to the effect.
Then, in the lower level of El Capitan, get an up-close-and-personal look at some of the jaw-droppingly elaborate costumes from Aladdin, including the outfits worn by actors Will Smith as Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, and Navid Negahban as the Sultan. Plus, props, production images, and even the massive, breathtaking Magic Carpet from the making of the movie are on display as well.
You can also grab some cool Aladdin-themed collectible souvenir soda cups and popcorn buckets on your way into the theater, where you’ll be entertained by renowned organist Rob Richards before the film. Then, after the movie is over, don’t forget to stop by the adjacent Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop, where you can pick up a wide variety of Aladdin merchandise and apparel.
Aladdin runs from now through June 16 at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. For more information and advance ticketing resources, be sure to visit the venue’s official website.
Mike has been fascinated by theme parks and Disney all his life. He has worked in the entertainment journalism field since 2015, after spending a decade as a film projectionist at one of Hollywood’s most prestigious movie theaters. He resides in Burbank, California with his wife and cat.