Considered one of the best animated movies of all time, THE LITTLE MERMAID is returning to the big screen for a limited time at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. During this limited engagement see Ariel live on stage before and after every screening of the film. Also, on select dates guests can have breakfast with Ariel before watching the film. The El Capitan will also host a special opening night screening on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.

THE LITTLE MERMAID will be swimming onto the big screen November 5-22.

Full announcement below…

The Beloved Disney Classic “The Little Mermaid” Returns to the El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, for a Limited Run Nov. 5 – 22, 2015

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre is delighted to present a limited run of Disney’s Academy Award®-winning film “The Little Mermaid” from Nov. 5- 22, 2015. Before and after the movie, El Capitan guests will be greeted by Ariel, live on stage. The El Capitan will also host a special opening night screening on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.

“We are thrilled for the return of ‘The Little Mermaid,’” said James Wood, operations and stage production for The El Capitan Theatre. “The El Capitan Theatre is the perfect place to once again experience Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” on the big screen, and revisit the story of Ariel and her unforgettable adventures, or discover this Disney masterpiece for the very first time.”

Daily showtimes are 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, and available at the El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online at, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110. Showtimes are subject to change.

On select dates, El Capitan guests may enjoy breakfast, meet Ariel and receive a commemorative photo before seeing the 10 a.m. movie. Seating is limited and reservations are required.

The El Capitan Theatre will also host a very special Tiny Tot Tuesday every Tuesday during the run of “The Little Mermaid” at 10 a.m. 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.  Following every Tiny Tot Tuesday screening, Ariel will return to the stage for pictures.


THE LITTLE MERMAID features the beloved Ariel (voice of Jodi Benson), a fun-loving and mischievous mermaid, who is enchanted with all things human. Disregarding her father’s order to stay away from the world above the sea, she swims to the surface and, in a raging storm, rescues the prince of her dreams. Determined to be human, Ariel strikes a bargain with the devious sea witch Ursula (voice of Pat Carroll), trading her fins and beautiful voice for legs. With her best friend Flounder (voice of Jason Marin), misguided seagull Scuttle (voice of Buddy Hackett) and the calypso-singing Caribbean crab chaperone Sebastian (voice of Samuel E. Wright) at her side, Ariel must win the prince’s love and save her father’s kingdom – all in a heart-pounding race against time.

Originally released in 1989, THE LITTLE MERMAID garnered two Academy Awards®, including best original score (Alan Menken) and best original song (Menken/Howard Ashman, “Under the Sea”). The film was directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, who went on to direct ALADDIN and THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG. Their next film, “Moana,” hits theaters Nov. 23, 2016.