Like its starring characters, HOCUS POCUS rose from the dead of commercial flophood to become a cult sensation thanks to repeated cable airings and delirious performances from Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker. Wisely, the marvelous El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood has capitalized on its runaway 21st century success by providing Halloween screenings every year.

This year the theatre is offering costumes and props on display for all guests in the downstairs lounge. Since THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS will take over the theatre starting October 20, the display is equally divided between authentic pieces from the Disney Archives for both films.


HOCUS POCUS runs through October 15, and THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS 4D returns October 20 – 31. For some extra fun, you can add a Spooktacular Backstage Tour to your movie ticket and get an exclusive look into the El Capitan’s storied past and incredible backstage facilities. We got to take advantage of the tour and we highly recommend it.

It’s full of Jungle Cruise-style ridiculous jokes as well as some well done effects that are just spooky enough without being really scary. Plus, any opportunity to go backstage at a legendary theatre like the El Capitan is a must!

See it for Yourself

Visit to purchase tickets and call 818.845.3110 to reserve your tour experience!

More Info: HOCUS POCUS and NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS will thrill guests this October at El Capitan Theatre