The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (PG)
Disney and the El Capitan get Nutcracker season off to a magical start with the live action film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.
Young Clara's search for a key leads her to a strange and mysterious parallel world, where she encounters a soldier named Phillip, a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers, and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger, to retrieve Clara's key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.
As usual, the El Capitan offers exclusive experiences that make it one of the best places to see the film in LA. Audience members can take selfies with a life-sized onstage music box while the El Capitan’s Music Maestro spins tunes themed to each of the Four Realms. Later, as the lights go down, the music box magically comes to life.
Before and after every showing, guests can explore an exclusive Costume Exhibit in the Lower Lounge featuring costumes from the production and more.
At select showtimes during the run, the El Capitan Theatre hosts 18 dance companies/schools from throughout Southern CA, each performing their interpretation of The Nutcracker, in styles including ballet, modern dance, jazz, hip-hop, samba, Bollywood, ballet, and cultural dance. .
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is rated PG and has a run time of 1 hour and 56 minutes.
Daily showtimes are 10am, 1:10pm, 4:20pm, and 7:30pm, with a 10:30pm show on select days
The Nutcracker Special Opening: El Capitan Guests can be the first to see the movie by attending the special opening night event, November 1 at 7pm only. At this performance, Los Angeles Ballet, headed by its artistic directors Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary, perform a short excerpt from the company’s celebrated production of The Nutcracker on the El Capitan Theatre stage. The $45 ticket for this showing includes: Reserved Seat, Popcorn, 20 oz. Drink, Fairy Floss, Tote Bag & Exclusive Poster
Tiny Tot screenings are the first screenings on the Tuesdays of the run.
Parking rates at the Hollywood & Highland Center are $2 for up to four hours with validation from El Capitan Theatre.
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