This report is from our long day at the Pirates of the Caribbean Marathon held at the El Capitan Theater on May 24th 2007 in Hollywood, California. This was 9 hour marathon of POTC 1,2, and finally 3 back to back to back with a one hour break in between each movie.
I started the entire process of getting ready at 9:00am so that we could leave by 10:00am and get to the El Capitan by 11:00am for registration. Now that I can get ready under and hour I dragged on a little in order to ensure everything was in place, costume pieces were finished and ready to wear.
Departing from home! Hoist The Colors!
On the road! Time to use the vanity mirror for vainess!
Make up check!
Rings! New dragon ring…check!
Pirate Elizabeth Swan…….check!
A boogy boogy snickle snickle!
Up the 405 to the 110!
Exit on Crenshaw!
Hollywood and Vine! Anticipation is mind numbing!
Drive by the theater before parking at the Kodak Theater basement!
Down into the depths of the Kodak Theater parking lot! Downwards to the depths of Davy Jones’ parking lot?
The El Capitan Theater marquee! Pirates of the Caribbean Marathon! When we arrived people had already entered the theater and it was already 11:00am so it seems that Disney Management was in control and ensuring that we stayed on schedule!
Signage where the lines were forming to enter the theater. Tradition to get the photos with the AWEsome signage.
Registration line! Just a quick shot of PES picking up our tickets whilst I had news cameras in my face!
Entering the theater we were taken aback with all the lobby and theater decorations. Of course the Wulitzer organ was playing my favorite song………Yo Ho Yo Ho…A pirate’s life for me!
Our first movie was Curse Of The Black Pearl and we had some special guests that came out to make a few comments! Pirate Marty (Martin Klebba), Giselle (Vanessa Branch), and Scarlett (Lauren Maher). The all commented about how fun it was to do all three movies and that it was one of the best experiences they ever had. Lauren Maher stated how fun it was to slap both handsome gentleman as in Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom. At that point Marty Klebba lowered his head in sadness (jokingly) and he got a hug from Lauren Maher (but she didn’t slap him!)
We also had to quickly turn in our coupons to claim our popcorn and drink. Getting seated was a pain because we had so much stuff as in costuming props that had to be shed before sitting!
We also heard the screams of some crazy women in the upper balcony each time some POTC-CoTBP character said, “Keep to the code!”