THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS has landed at the fabulous El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood and it brings with it a special bit of holiday magic to help get you into a merry spirit. We were invited to come check out the goings on for this limited-time engagement and found it to be a delightful way to find some Christmas spirit. But it’s only here through November 18!

Aside from seeing the beautiful new movie in the historic Hollywood movie palace, your admission grants you access to few extra special offerings…


Step ONTO the actual El Capitan stage for a photo-op in front of the giant music box.

Plus, find some great costumes on display from the film in the lobby!


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Before the movie starts, the El Capitan Music Maestro will play tuns that transport us to each of the Four Realms from the film. Colorful lights accompany the lively music.

When you visit for select showtimes on weekend dates, you’ll be treated to a really wonderful bit of dance as various area dance schools will perform an abridged version of the Nutcracker tale. For those who’ve never been to the ballet, it’s a really wonderful introduction to the art form. We were smiling from ear to ear during our particular performance as children from the LA Ballet Academy lit up the stage. Truly a wonderful treat!

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After the movie trailers play, a special curtain show brings back the giant music box and this time it comes to life with a GORGEOUS little display set to the indelible music and special little surprises on stage. It’s charming and magical and wonderful and exactly what you’d expect Disney to conjur at this beautiful theatre.


The Disney Studio store next door has a small selection of merchandise for the movie. Plus all the Ghirardelli Chocolate!

See it for Yourself

Tickets available at The El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online at elcapitantickets.com, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6 (1-800-347-6396).

  • November 2 to November 18: daily 10:00AM, 1:10PM, 4:20PM, 7:30PM & 10:30PM (10:30PM on Opening Weekend and Fridays and Saturdays following).

Special group rates of $12 for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110. Showtimes and dates are subject to change.