Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre Provides 'Clause' for Celebration With Its Merry Engagement of Disney's 'Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause' From 11/3 - 1/4; Live Stage Spectacular and Holiday Breakfast Add to the Festivities

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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood's legendary moviepalace, The El Capitan Theatre, is giving moviegoers "Clause" for celebration this holiday season and is providing the perfect escape with its special merry engagement of Walt Disney Pictures' "The Santa Clause 3:The Escape Clause" from November 3rd through January 4th, it was announced today by Lylle Breier, senior vice president of worldwide special events for Buena Vista Pictures Distribution.

The theatre itself will transform into a winter wonderland and, before each performance, will offer a festive all new live holiday stage spectacular featuring such Disney favorites as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Belle, Snow White, and other friends. All guests will receive a "jingle bell" bracelet so that they can chime in on the musical numbers. A special holiday breakfast is also being offered (for anadditional charge) before every 10:00 am show at Disney's Soda Fountain andStudio Store, where guests will have a chance to enjoy a deliciousbreakfast and have their pictures taken with Mickey and Minnie.

Daily showtimes for the movie and stage show are 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:30 pm, and 8:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the box office (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), on line at http://www.elcapitantickets.com, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. Special discounts of up to 35% for Christmas office parties or groups of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110 to reserve.

The El Capitan Theatre will also continue to add a new dimension to the holiday season with two nightly showings (through January 4th) of Tim Burton's ghoulishly delightful stop-motion animated extravaganza "The Nightmare Before Christmas," being shown for the first time in eye-popping Disney Digital 3-D(TM). This enormously popular attraction unspools daily at 10:30 pm and 12:15 am, and requires a separate admission.

Disney's Soda Fountain and Studio Store (located adjacent to the El Capitan Theatre) gets into the holiday spirit with a special ice cream offering called "Santa's Special Sundae." This mouth-watering treat, suitable for all "nice" boys and girls on Santa's list, includes two scoops of Dewar's mint chip ice cream piled in a snow bank of marshmallow topping, smothered with homemade hot fudge, and finished with whipped cream and holiday sprinkles. This sensational seasonal sundae includes a colorful collectable pin which makes a great stocking stuffer. Commenting on the announcement, Breier said, "We're going all out to make the El Capitan Theatre the ultimate place to celebrate the holidays this season by combining a great new family comedy, an elaborate new Christmas stage extravaganza, and an optional holiday character breakfast. For families and moviegoers of all ages to office workers celebrating holiday parties, this is a unique and festive way to ring in the season.'The Santa Clause 3' delivers lots of laughs and holiday spirit, and the El Capitan experience is sure to be a very merry entertainment event."

In "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause," there's chaos at the North Pole as Santa (AKA Scott Calvin AKA Tim Allen) prepares for the birth of anew baby, tries to deal with his irritating in-laws (Alan Arkin and Ann-Margret), and is forced to contend with the mischievous Jack Frost (Martin Short) who is intent on taking over the "big guy's" duties. Tim Allen is back in fine form, and Martin Short adds his unique brand of zaniness to the proceedings. Along for the adventure are Scott's extended family, son Charlie (Eric Lloyd), ex-wife Laura Miller (Wendy Crewson), her husband, Ned Miller (Judge Reinhold), and their daughter, Lucy (Liliana Mumy), who together with head elf Curtis (Spencer Breslin), help Santa in his battle to keep control of the Pole. Michael Lembeck directed the film.
SOURCE Walt Disney Pictures