Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre is thrilled to present acclaimed director Tim Burton’s “Frankenweenie” in spectacular Digital 3D™ from October 5 through October 25, 2012, it was announced today by Lylle Breier, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Special Events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. El Capitan guests will be treated to a “Spark-tacular” lighting and effects curtain show before the movie.  Plus, after the movie, guests will see a display of the stop-motion animation from the making of the film, experience an educational interactive exhibit from Discovery Science Center, and more!

Daily showtimes are 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 11:55 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The El Capitan Theatre will also host a very special midnight showing on October 4thcomplete with a costume contest and surprises – doors will open at 11:00 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now and available at the El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online at www.elcapitantickets.com, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6.  Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110.  Showtimes are subject to change.

On Thursdays and Sundays from October 7 through October 25, El Capitan guests may also enjoy a special “Black & White Dinner” prior to the 7:00 p.m. show at Disney’s Soda Fountain & Studio Store that includes a special gift and commemorative photo. The Black and White Dinner features a choice of Mushroom Ravioli with Marinara Sauce, Meat Lasagna, Spaghetti and Meatballs with Marinara Sauce, or Chicken Cordon Bleu. Seating is limited and reservations are required by calling 818-845-3110.

Commenting on the announcement, Lylle Breier, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Special Events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, said,  “There is no better way to experience  ‘Frankenweenie,’ Tim Burton’s latest masterpiece, than the El Capitan Theatre.  In addition to all the wonderful things we’re doing at the theatre for ‘Frankenweenie,’ such as our ‘Spark-tacular’ lighting and effects curtain show and a display of drawings and props from the making of the movie, we will also have interactive displays from the Discovery Science Center, who have created a Science Fair entitled ‘Sparking an Interest in Science’ in conjunction with ‘Frankenweenie’ and our special engagement here at the El Capitan.”

This summer, Discovery Science Center collaborated with the famous El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood to host a ‘Frankenweenie’ Science Fair in conjunction with the October 5th release of Disney’s “Frankenweenie.” Students in grade 5 – 12 were invited to submit a science project that displayed experimentally based research, illustrated scientific methodology or demonstrated a science or engineering concept based on themes from the movie “Frankenweenie.”

Six finalists topped score charts with accuracy of details, explanation of project through display, oral presentation and visual creativity. Finalists’ project topics included Energy from the Dead (Compost), Reducing Aquifer Depletion Through Increased Recycled Water Consumption, Rube Goldberg “Franken”weenie” Roaster, Special Effects Slime and more. All six projects will be on display at the El Capitan Theatre from October 5 to November 1, 2012.

From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.

A stop-motion animated film, “Frankenweenie” was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D. The talented voice cast includes: Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell and Winona Ryder.

Presented by Disney, “Frankenweenie” is directed by Tim Burton, produced by Tim Burton and Allison Abbate, from a screenplay by John August, based on a screenplay by Lenny Ripps, based on an original idea by Tim Burton.

 “Frankenweenie” in spectacular Digital 3D

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