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Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre will present Disney's fantastical adventure "Oz The Great and Powerful" in spectacular Disney Digital 3D and Dolby Atmos, it was announced today by Lylle Breier, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Special Events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. "Oz The Great and Powerful" will have a special advance screening for the public, with prizes, on Thursday, March 7 at 8:30 pm (doors open at 8 pm); the El Capitan engagement of "Oz The Great and Powerful" is through April 30. The film, directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved wizard character. El Capitan guests will also get to see an exclusive display of costumes from the movie.
For the first three weeks of the engagement - through March 31 - audiences will get to experience Disney "Mysteries of Magic" at every show with award-winning magician Greg Wilson performing traditional magic of all kinds live on the El Capitan stage.
Daily showtimes for "Oz The Great and Powerful" are 10:00 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 10:55 p.m. (select dates.) Tickets are on sale now, and available at the El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online at www.elcapitantickets.com, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. Group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110. Showtimes subject to change.
Commenting on the announcement, Lylle Breier, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Special Events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, said, "We are so excited to transform the El Capitan Theatre into 'Oz The Great and Powerful' Headquarters. We are presenting 'Oz The Great and Powerful' not only in Disney Digital 3D but Dolby Atmos, creating an audio experience that perfectly matches the story and produces the most realistic effects that our guests could hear.
And we have eye-popping costumes from the movie on display. But best of all, we have a live and incredible magic show performed by the El Capitan's very own magician Greg Wilson. This will be The First Time for many in our audience to watch a master entertainer perform wonderful traditional illusions large and small, with his assistants, and audience members."