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Nightmare Before Christmas returning to El Capitan

Update: Surprise news! Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas will return to El Capitan for two weekends, screening at 9:55pm on on October 22-24 and 29-31.

Original article posted September 29, 2021

Disney’s El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood continues its annual tradition of screening Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas during the month of October. This year, the Halloween cinema celebration will also include Hocus Pocus. The separate engagements for the films will include prop displays and photo ops in the lobby, plus live music in the theatre before the screenings. Nightmare Before Christmas will be presented in its 3D version with live effects in the theatre.

Hocus Pocus will run from October 1 to 7, followed by The Nightmare Before Christmas from October 8 through 17.  Seating will be reserved. Tickets are on sale now; prices are $15 for adults and $12 for children (3-11) and senior(60+). El Capitan Theatre is located at 6838 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood.

Get more information about the theatre here, or scroll down to read the official press release for this Halloween’s screenings…

Wait – here’s a link to even more Halloween Cinema.

The legendary El Capitan Theatre presents Disney’s “Hocus Pocus” October 1- October 7th. Guests can enjoy a “Hocus Pocus” themed photo op before and after the show, as well as a display of props from the film, and specialty concession items.  In addition, The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ will be played before all screenings of the film Friday through Sunday.

October 8 to 17 will be the 27th annual presentation of Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” shown in 3D with interactive 4D sensory effects.  El Capitan guests can also enjoy “The Nightmare Before Christmas” photo mural and prop display before and after the show, and specialty concession items. The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ will be played before all screenings.

There is a special offer for D23 Gold Members. Show your valid D23 Gold Member Card and receive a complimentary 64oz popcorn tub and 20oz bottled beverage.

Daily showtimes for “Hocus Pocus” starting Friday, October 1st are 10:00AM, 1:00PM, 4:00PM, 7:00PM and 9:55PM* (Fri. and Sat. only). Showtimes and dates are subject to change.

Daily showtimes for “The Nightmare Before Christmas” starting Friday, October 8th  are 10:00AM, 1:00PM, 4:00PM, 7:00PM and 9:55PM* (Fri. and Sat. only). Showtimes and dates are subject to change.

Tickets are now on sale at www.elcapitantickets.com and at https://www.fandango.com/el-capitan-theatre-aacon/theater-page.  All seats for these engagements are reserved: $15 Adult, $12 Child (3-11)/Senior(60+).

The El Capitan Theatre has taken enhanced health and safety measures to its guests and cast members.  All guests must follow posted instructions while visiting the El Capitan Theatre. For health and safety information including theatre policies and procedures visit https://elcapitantheatre.com/safetyinformation.

Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.