The King Has Returned to the El Capitan: The Lion King Sing Along

“I’m working on my roar!”

The Lion King returned to the big screen this past weekend at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. Ahead of a highly anticipated Blu Ray release for the Walt Disney Signature Collection, the film is back out of the vault and in the spotlight for a limited engagement that will run until August 20th.

The Famous El Capitan Marquee.
The Famous El Capitan Marquee.
Enjoy the Show!
Enjoy the Show!
Hakuna Matata
Hakuna Matata

Hosting a special sing-along version of the film, the venue is pulling out all the stops with special appearances by Timon, a unique breakfast experience, as well as decorations to get the whole family celebrating with Simba and his pals.

Right next door, special merchandise and treats await at the Disney Studio Store and Ghiradelli Soda Fountain. For the film’s debut, a limited edition pin series was released that immediately sold out.

A look at the latest pin release for The Lion King.
A look at the latest pin release for The Lion King
Sweet Treats. Chocolate, Ice Cream, and more are available.
Sweet Treats. Chocolate, Ice Cream, and more are available.
All the Lion King Merchandise is out for the big event!
All the Lion King Merchandise is out for the big event!

The El Capitan is one of a kind and a fan favorite. It’s an experience, one that fits magically with the films that shine on the silver screen. Unlike your traditional movie house, this venue allows you to connect with the characters, movies, and atmosphere of not only Disney but of Old Hollywood. Centered in the heart of the bustling movie capital of the world, this theater shines with special screenings of every new Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm release. It also hosts a special event, called “Throwback Thursday”, which brings back classic Disney films that include surprise guest appearances, raffles, and surprises. Films such as Alice in Wonderland, The Parent Trap, and Robin Hood have been enjoyed by fans new and old. There’s always plenty to see and do.

Upcoming events at the El Capitan
Upcoming events at the El Capitan

The Lion King will continue its rule until August 20th, which multiple showings each day. Shortly after, A Goofy Movie will screen for the first time along with a meet and greet with Max Goof. Tickets are currently on sale and the venue will host the show from August 25th to September 4th. For those hardcore fans, a costume contest, raffle, and “surprises” await for anyone who buys a ticket for their opening night showing.

Dream Big Princess: What's next at the El Capitan Theatre.
Dream Big Princess: What’s next at the El Capitan Theatre.

Other upcoming events include Disney’s “Dream Big Princess” celebration that will bring back Brave, Moana, Tangled, and Princess in the Frog for a limited run. All seats are reserved, and for those who want the star treatment, you can upgrade any ticket to “VIP” which will give you an exclusive popcorn tin and drink of choice.

If you’d like to be part of the magic, take a look at some more of the exciting future events by visiting their website: https://elcapitantheatre.com/ You can also purchase tickets and speak to a Cast Member about the venue by calling 1-800 DISNEY6.

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Maverick Bohn
A little bit of fun and magic. Northern California Native that focuses on all things Disney, Star Wars, and various anime. A huge nerd with a camera, trying his best to capture it all with an element of fun!