The first action movie resulted from a slideshow-projector malfunction, which turned a deck of family vacation photos into a fiery, explosion-packed beachside adventure. Take a trip to the movies with this Groupon.
$24 for Two Tickets to Disney-Pixar's Brave in Disney Digital 3D (Up to $32 Value)
Presented in Disney Digital 3D and Dolby Atmos at the beautiful El Capitan Theatre, Brave tells the story of Merida, a fiery-haired, independent, teenage archer forced to reconcile her fate with her responsibility and free spirit. According to ancient clan tradition, Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald), daughter of King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), must marry the son of one of the land's chiefs: MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), Macintosh (Craig Ferguson), or Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane). Determined to make her own way in life, Merida defies them all, and when the kingdom erupts into mayhem as a result, she seeks the aid of a mysterious witch (Julie Walters). After making her wish, Merida faces a curse that she must overcome by finding the bravery within herself.
Before the movie begins, guests can enjoy a live musical stage show of Disney and Pixar characters from across the decades.
This Groupon is valid for general-admission seating to any showing until August 12.
El Capitan Theatre
The El Capitan Theatre dates back to Hollywood's earliest years, when the hilltop sign was still written in cursive. Debuting in 1926 as “Hollywood's First Home of Spoken Drama,” the 1,000-seat theater lavishes audiences' senses in architectural majesty with intricately carved columns flanking a vividly colorful, East Indian–inspired curtain. The cherry on this stately proscenium's cake is an antique “Mighty Wurlitzer” organ, built in the 1920s and equipped with four keyboards and 37 ranks of pipes. But even as the grandeur pays tribute to the Golden Years, the theater has remained abreast of the latest technology, boasting digital-3D capabilities, a state-of-the-art Dolby sound system, and a fully animatronic box-office staff.
The auditorium's renovation to its original splendor was made possible through its 1989 purchase by the Walt Disney Company. With the help of modern architects, designers, and conservators, along with the National Park Service, the theater found a new lease on its already star-studded life. Today, the ornate stage and screen enjoy exclusive access to Disney's newest films, and regularly host live shows featuring such Disney stars as Cinderella and Tinker Bell.