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September 16, 2013

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company Joins Disney's El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard

Grand Opening of New Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop
Set For Friday, November 15

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -September 15, 2013 - Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, America's oldest operating chocolate manufacturer, is pleased to announce the grand opening of its newest soda fountain and chocolate shop on Friday, November 15, joining The Walt Disney Studios' El Capitan Theatre and Disney Studio Store on Hollywood Boulevard. The shop-- the first in Los Angeles -- will give moviegoers, visitors and locals a chance to experience Ghirardelli's world-famous hot fudge sundaes, shakes, floats, and delicious assortment of chocolates and beautifully wrapped gifts. Each guest will also enjoy a complimentary sample of the signature Ghirardelli SQUARES chocolate. The Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop and Disney Studio Store will be located next to the legendary El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Boulevard), and will be open seven days a week.

"Ghirardelli Chocolate is honored to join Disney on Hollywood Boulevard to bring visitors and moviegoers an unforgettable experience," said Marty Thompson, President and CEO of the Ghirardelli® Chocolate Company. "We have been bringing quality chocolate to the public for over 160 years, and this iconic location in the heart of Hollywood is the perfect place to continue the tradition."

To celebrate the opening, Ghirardelli Chocolate and Disney will feature a specially created sundae treat for the opening of Walt Disney Animation Studios' new animated movie "Frozen" this November. In future months, Ghirardelli Chocolate will create original ice cream sundaes for select film releases, providing El Capitan moviegoers with a unique Ghirardelli experience. The new soda fountain and chocolate shop joins the existing Disney Studio Store which offers an assortment of classic Disney character souvenirs, merchandise from current film releases playing at El Capitan Theatre, highly sought after collectible pins, and a large selection of Blu-Ray and DVD home entertainment.

"The El Capitan Theatre has always been about giving guests the ultimate entertainment experience. And now, with Ghirardelli, anextraordinary experience becomes even more unforgettable," said Lylle Breier, senior vice president, Worldwide Special Events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. "Families and movie lovers from all over can come to the El Capitan, see a great Disney movie, and enjoy a memorable, delicious after-movie treat. We're thrilled to welcome Ghirardelli Chocolate to Hollywood. Ghirardelli chocolate and a Disney movie at the El Cap: How sweet it is!"

September 21, 2010

Beauty and the Beast Revived on the West Coast

See Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the El Capitan Theatre, September 24 - October 7!

This March, the live Broadway musical extravaganza, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, presented by NETworks, is coming to the Pantages Theatre. Tickets for this engagement will go on presale in early December. In advance of this new show, the classic animated feature film is back for a special, limited, sing-a-long engagement.

See Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Boulevard, September 24 - October 7.

Showtimes are 10:45am, 2:00pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm (showtimes may vary). Plus, at every show, there will be a special Live Appearance by Belle!

For tickets, click HERE.


SPECIAL CHARACTER BREAKFAST

Enjoy Breakfast with Belle at Disney's Soda Fountain & Studio Store, then see the 10:45am movie at the El Capitan.

Breakfast begins at 9:15am. This breakfast is only available for the 10:45am show on certain dates. Seating is limited, some dates already sold out. Reservations Required.

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June 20, 2010

Toy Story 3 in Digital 3D and Fun Zone - El Capitan Theatre

TOY STORY 3 in Disney Digital 3D™ and the "TOY STORY 3" FUN ZONE

June 18 through August 29

Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre

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Every ticket purchased to "Toy Story 3" at the El Capitan Theatre includes admission to the "Toy Story 3" Fun Zone, an all-new 25,000-square-foot attraction based on the characters from the film, located behind the theater.

Daily showtimes for "Toy Story 3" are at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. There is also a 9:30 pm showtime Fridays and Saturdays.

Tickets are available at the El Capitan Theatre box office (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), on line at www.elcapitantickets.com, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110.

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After every showing of "Toy Story 3," guests can meet Buzz and Woody; see "Dancing with the Toys" a live stage show featuring Buzz, Woody and Jessie; bounce to infinity and beyond in Buzz's Bounce House, play carnival games, test the latest toys from Mattel® and LEGO® in the Toy Zone, soar to new heights on Bullseye's Bungee Jump, and compete in a fun obstacle course to "Escape from Sunnyside Day Care".

THE FILM "Toy Story 3" welcomes Woody (voice of Tom Hanks), Buzz (voice of Tim Allen) and the whole gang back to the big screen as Andy prepares to depart for college and his loyal toys find themselves in" day care! These untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice, so it's all for one and one for all as plans for the great escape get underway. A few new faces-some plastic, some plush-join the adventure, including iconic swinging bachelor and Barbie's counterpart Ken (voice of Michael Keaton), a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants (voice of Timothy Dalton) and a pink, strawberry-scented teddy bear called Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear (voice of Ned Beatty). Directed by Lee Unkrich (co-director of "Toy Story 2" and "Finding Nemo"), produced by Pixar veteran Darla K. Anderson ("Cars," "Monsters, Inc."), and written by Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Michael Arndt ("Little Miss Sunshine"), "Toy Story 3" is a comical new adventure in Disney Digital 3D™.


ABOUT THE "TOY STORY 3" FUN ZONE
Filled with fun activities for the whole family, the "Toy Story 3" Fun Zone includes opportunities to meet and be photographed with Buzz and Woody, plus opportunities to compete in games of skill, see a stage show and more.

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Highlights include:

* Meet Buzz and Woody

* Dancing with the Toys Show: Live stage show featuring Buzz, Woody and Jessie.

* Photo Ops: Guests can insert themselves into scenes from "Toy Story 3" at the Kodak photo locations.

* Toy Zone: In the "Toy Story" Test Zone, guests can test the latest and greatest in the world of toys from the LEGO Group, Mattel®, Hasbro, Microsoft Xbox 360, and Thinkway Toys.

• Play with LEGO's and see the Toy Story LEGO Mural
• Take pictures in the Time out Chair or with Barbie and Ken cut-outs
• Play with Mattel's Action Links & Buzz Lightyear's Action Wing Pack
• Deck out Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head
• Super Slinky Steps
• Make you're a fort with oversized toy foam blocks
• Character Connection - play with Toy Story Action Figures
• Test out the newest Toy Story 3 Hasbro games at the Game Board

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* Rex's Races: Guests can put the pedal-to-the-metal tricycle racing, sponsored by Nestle.
Escape From Sunnyside Day Care:

• Stretches Wacky Wall Walk Maze
• Twitches Ditch Rope Swing
• Dumpster Shute Slide
• Chunk's Challenge Monkey Bars
• Big Baby's Bumpers

* Bonnie's Backyard: Romp around in Bonnie's backyard on swing sets, slides and don't forget about Hamm's Hopscotch!

* Ferris Wheel

* Buzz Bounce House: Bounce to infinity and beyond in Buzz's giant bounce house.

* Andy's Game Room: Drop yourself into a scene from the movie in the Kodak Photo Locations and play the latest Toy Story 3 Xbox game.

* Lotso's Lounge: Celebrate your birthday at the fun zone

* Buttercups Crafts: Create a paper butterfly; make a Toy Story 3 Visor and more.

* Carnival Games: Test your skills at various carnival games such as: Barrel of Monkeys, Bean the Alien, Troll Train, Pea in a Pod, and Sunnyside Soakers.

The Toy Store: And on your way out get all the latest Toy Story Toys to take home and continue the fun.

Win Fun Prizes:
• At every show, one lucky guest will win a Family four-pack to see the new "World of Color" nighttime water show at Disney's California Adventure Park.
• Guests can enter for a chance to win a Disney Cruise Line vacation to the Mexican Riviera to see "Toy Story - The Musical" live on board

June 9, 2010

"Toy Story" Takes over El Capitan Theatre

"TOY STORY" TAKES OVER HOLLYWOOD THEATER
"TOY STORY" MARATHON AT EL CAPITAN THEATRE JUNE 17 KICKS OFF THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED OPENING OF "TOY STORY 3," PLUS THE "TOY STORY 3" FUN ZONE
Fans to be the First to See "Toy Story 3" and Enjoy All-New Attraction

Toy Story 3

BURBANK, Calif. (June 1, 2010) - Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre is being taken over by The Toys. Fans of "Toy Story" are invited to take part in the world's first-ever "Toy Story" Marathon on Thursday, June 17, 2010. Special Disney Digital 3D™ presentations of DisneyPixar's "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2" will be followed by an advance opportunity to see "Toy Story 3" in Disney Digital 3D™-a full day before the film opens nationwide. Plus, audience members will be treated to the "Toy Story 3" Fun Zone, an all-new 25,000-square-foot attraction located behind the theater. The World Premiere of "Toy Story 3" is slated for Sunday, June 13, 2010 also at the El Capitan Theatre. Attendees of the premiere will get the first chance to experience the "Toy Story 3" Fun Zone. "Toy Story 3" opens in theaters everywhere June 18, 2010.

"Buzz, Woody and all of the 'Toy Story' characters leapt into our hearts 15 years ago and are winning over a whole new generation with 'Toy Story 3,'" said Lylle Breier, senior vice president, worldwide special events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. "We're inviting moms and dads to share the experience with their families in a day-long event that is loaded with fun and allows them to see the new movie before it officially opens."

The event kicks off at 3 p.m. on June 17, 2010. Tickets are $100 per person and include an assigned seat for DisneyPixar's "Toy Story," "Toy Story 2" and "Toy Story 3" (all in Disney Digital 3D™), popcorn, drinks, a boxed meal, an ice cream treat, entrance into the "Toy Story 3" Fun Zone and a commemorative limited-edition surprise gift. To purchase tickets to the marathon event on June 17, fans can call 818-845-3110. Tickets are going fast and supply is limited.

ABOUT THE "TOY STORY 3" FUN ZONE

Filled with fun activities for the whole family, the "Toy Story 3" Fun Zone includes opportunities to meet and be photographed with Buzz and Woody, plus opportunities to compete in games of skill, see a stage show and more. The "Toy Story 3" Fun Zone is open June 18-Aug. 29, 2010, following every showing of "Toy Story 3." To purchase tickets to "Toy Story 3" and the "Toy Story 3" Fun Zone, fans can call 800-DISNEY6 or visit elcapitantickets.com.

Highlights include:

Guests can insert themselves into scenes from "Toy Story 3" at the Kodak photo locations.

In the "Toy Story" Test Zone, guests can test the latest and greatest in the world of toys from the LEGO Group, Mattel®, Hasbro, Microsoft Xbox 360, and Thinkway Toys.

Guests can put the pedal-to-the-metal racing around Rex's Races, sponsored by Nestle.

At every show, one lucky guest will win a Family four-pack to see the new "World of Color" nighttime water show at Disney's California Adventure Park.

Guests can enter for a chance to win a Disney Cruise Line vacation to the Mexican Riviera to see "Toy Story - The Musical" live on board.


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The Movies

"Toy Story"

They're toys, they talk-at least when people aren't around-and they're back" celebrating the return of the "Toy Story" franchise-this time in Disney Digital 3D. "Toy Story," the film that started it all, takes moviegoers back to that fantastic fun-filled journey, viewed mostly through the eyes of two rival toys- Woody (voice of Tom Hanks), the lanky, likable cowboy, and Buzz Lightyear (voice of Tim Allen), the fearless space ranger. The comically-mismatched duo eventually learn to put aside their differences when circumstances separate them from their owner Andy and they find themselves on a hilarious adventure-filled mission where the only way they can survive is to form an uneasy alliance.

"Toy Story 2"

Disney-Pixar's "Toy Story 2" picks up as Andy heads off to Cowboy Camp, leaving his toys to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggin (voice of Wayne Knight), owner of Al's Toy Barn, kidnaps Woody (voice of Tom Hanks). At Al's apartment, Woody discovers that he is a highly valued collectible from a 1950s TV show called "Woody's Roundup," and he meets the other prized toys from that show - Jessie the cowgirl (voice of Joan Cusack), Bullseye the horse and Stinky Pete the Prospector (voice of Kelsey Grammer). Back at the scene of the crime, Buzz Lightyear (voice of Tim Allen) and the gang from Andy's room - Mr. Potato Head (voice of Don Rickles), Slinky Dog (voice of Jim Varney), Rex (voice of Wallace Shawn) and Hamm (voice of John Ratzenberger) - spring into action to rescue their pal from winding up as a museum piece. The toys get into one predicament after another in their daring race to get Woody home before Andy returns.

"Toy Story 3"

"Toy Story 3" welcomes Woody (voice of Tom Hanks), Buzz (voice of Tim Allen) and the whole gang back to the big screen as Andy prepares to depart for college and his loyal toys find themselves in" day care! These untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice, so it's all for one and one for all as plans for the great escape get underway. A few new faces-some plastic, some plush-join the adventure, including iconic swinging bachelor and Barbie's counterpart Ken (voice of Michael Keaton), a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants (voice of Timothy Dalton) and a pink, strawberry-scented teddy bear called Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear (voice of Ned Beatty). Directed by Lee Unkrich (co-director of "Toy Story 2" and "Finding Nemo"), produced by Pixar veteran Darla K. Anderson ("Cars," "Monsters, Inc."), and written by Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Michael Arndt ("Little Miss Sunshine"), "Toy Story 3" is a comical new adventure in Disney Digital 3D™.

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