The legendary El Capitan Theatre becomes your Hollywood destination for Halloween showing Disney’s HOCUS POCUS October 21-23 and Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS October 25-31, in 3D with spine-tingling interactive 4D sensory effects, including wind, snow, fog and much more.

Prior to every screening of HOCUS POCUS and THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS The El Capitan Theatre’s organist Rob Richards will accompany the 1929 classic Disney short THE SKELETON DANCE live on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.  In the lobby, theatre guests may enjoy props, costumes and photo opportunities from these two beloved classic Halloween movies before and after every screening.

But wait, there’s more!

This year, The El Capitan Theatre introduces its new Spooktacular BACKSTAGE Tour.  Guests will be guided through areas of the theatre rarely open to the public. History will be shared about the Ghouls and Haunts of this historic venue, including the origins of The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.  Ghosts and Goblins of all ages are encouraged to attend in costume. Advance reservations are required as there is limited space per tour.

Tickets and Showtimes

Showtimes for both movies are 12:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:10 p.m. and 10:35 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.

The El Capitan Theatre will also host a very special Tiny Tot Tuesday on October 25, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. during the run of The Nightmare Before Christmas.”  During this special screening, parents and small children may enjoy the movie in a tot-friendly way— in 2D with lights dimmed rather than out and reduced sound levels.