El Capitan to Host Special Engagement of Disney’s “The Lion King” Starting July 18

El Capitan Theatre is hosting a special engagement of Disney’s The Lion King this summer. Fans can enjoy the film at the legendary theatre from July 18 to September 2. Tickets are on sale now.

What’s happening:

  • Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre will present a special engagement of Disney’s The Lion King, July 18 to September 2.
  • Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased:
  • Disney’s The Lion King showtimes are daily from July 19th – September 2nd at:
    • 10:00am
    • 1:15pm
    • 4:30pm
    • 7:45pm  
    • The film is also screened at 11:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays.  
  • Show times and dates are subject to change.  
  • Exception to the above times will be the Sunrise Screening at 6:00am on July 19th.
  • There are special group rates for Disney’s The Lion King of $10 for parties of 20 or more available by calling 1-818-845-3100.

Special events/offers:

  • Disney fans can celebrate the premiere of The Lion King with special events and offers during this limited engagement including:
    • Opening Night Fan Event
    • Sunrise Screening
    • Hard Rock Cafe Movie & Meal Package
    • Tiny Tot Tuesday

Opening Night Fan Event:

  • El Capitan Theatre Guests can even be among the first to see the movie on Thursday, July 18 at 5:00pm as the El Capitan Theatre hosts a Special Opening Night Fan Event.
  • In addition to watching the movie early, all Fan Event guests will receive:
    • An exclusive poster
    • Reserved seat
    • Souvenir popcorn container
    • 20 oz. bottled drink
  • Tickets to The Special Opening Night Fan Event are $35.

Sunrise Screening:

  • Friday, July 19, The El Capitan Theatre offers a special 6:00am Sunrise Screening of Disney’s The Lion King.  
  • As the morning report is given on the African Plains, guests at The El Capitan Theatre will start the day with a bowl of cereal & Go-Gurt provided by General Mills and coffee and tea provided by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf before seeing the movie.
  • Guests will receive:
    • A Souvenir Ocarina Cup
    • 46 oz. popcorn
    • 20 oz. bottled drink
    • Reserved seat
  • The ocarina is an ancient wind instrument, and the souvenir cup boasts a handle that is also an ocarina.
  • Tickets to the Sunrise Screening are $35

Hard Rock Cafe Movie & Meal Package:  

  • Each ticket package includes: reserved seat (no concessions) to see the movie at The El Capitan Theatre, and a meal at Hard Rock Café.  
  • Reservations are required in advance (tickets must be booked no later than 24 hrs business days).
  • Guests may choose one entrée from special Hard Rock Cafe menu at the time of their seating.  
  • Tax & gratuity included.  
  • Does not include alcohol – guests can purchase and pay on their own.  
  • Hard Rock Cafe Movie & Meal Package is $40.00 per person.

Tiny Tot Tuesday: 

  • The El Capitan Theatre will also host a very special Tiny Tot Tuesday for the first show every Tuesday during the run of Disney’s The Lion King.
  • During these special screenings, parents and small children may enjoy the movie in a tot-friendly way—with lights dimmed rather than out and reduced sound levels.

What they’re saying:

  • Ed Collins, General Manager of The El Capitan Theatre: “There’s just no better place to experience the majesty of Disney’s The Lion King than The El Capitan Theatre. Guests will be transported to the African savanna the moment they step under Pride Rock for an absolutely unforgettable photo on the El Capitan stage before the movie. El Capitan Guests can also take photos in front of our immersive photo wall before and after the film, creating summer memories to last a lifetime.”