Where To Park For El Capitan Theater

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San Francisco Landmarks

San Francisco Landmark #214
El Capitan Theatre and Hotel
2353 Mission Street Between 19th and 20th Streets
Built 1928
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The long lost interior of the El Capitan was Spanish Colonial Revival. The surviving façade is Mexican Baroque. The architect, Gustave Albert Lansburgh, was one of the masters of theater design in the first half of the 20th century.

Warren Harding, Wayne Merry, and George Whitmore, left to right, on Nov. 12, 1958, a few minutes after becoming the first people to have climbed the sheer face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. El Capitan Theater is beautiful, but their sales department is very angering. When my wife, my mother and I got in a car accident on the way to the theater (which, incidentally, ended up in our car being totalled, and my wife- at the time, nine-months pregnant- going to the hospital four 5 hours), we called to let them know that we wouldn't be able to make it. When a Disney movie opens in Los Angeles, it opens at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, so Patrick and I find ourselves there often. Seeing a movie at the El Capitan is a real event, complete with a pre-show concert of Disney tunes played on the Mighty Wurlitzer organ, a Disney character-filled stage show themed to the. The El Capitan Theater was built in 1949 and was a popular city attraction until it closed in 1965. The City of Pasadena purchased the property in 1995 in hopes of attracting an investor to help. Parking Located across the street from the theatre at Hollywood and Highland (1755 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028). The El Capitan Theatre will do a partial validation for the cost of your parking if you park at the Hollywood & Highland Center, directly across the street from the theatre.

The El Capitan, once the second-biggest movie theater in town, was demolished in 1961. The rest of the building (shops, a rooming house and the old marquee) are still there. Ever since, motorists can drive through what was once the lobby entrance into what was once a 3,000-seat theater. Today it's a parking lot....San Francisco Examiner editorial dated 12 April 1999

Along Mission Street you can see the decline of the grandeur that existed in the area after the 1906 earthquake, when many of the biggest and most expensive theaters in the West opened there to record crowds. The New Mission Theater, the El Capitan and the others are all shuttered today, and there are enough closed shops and graffiti- scarred buildings to make one wonder if the area's resurgence is just a phase of the booming economy or part of a deeper, long-term turnaround....Ken Garcia in the San Francisco Chronicle, 14 September 1999

On 28 March 2011, celaniasdawn posted the following on Cinema Treasures:

We called it 'The Cap' and it was a beautiful theater. The marquee flashed in beautiful colors and the sign would spell out the letters of the theater one by one. A tall big guy named Dan Mcclean ran the place. He was always dressed in a tuxedo and top hat, greeting you as you came in. I remember his huge black handlebar moustache, my mom thought he was a cutie pie and he would flirt with her. There was a powderroom upstairs and my mom had to powder her nose one more time before we left, and she flirted with him on the way out. What I remember about the Cap, were those beautiful curtains on the stage, there were two of them. When the curtains opened there was another one right behind it that started to open and went straight up. The previews would start and on the screen it would say, 'Coming Soon.....To YOUR El Capitan' it made you feel like you owned it.
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Where To Park For El Capitan Theater

El Capitan Theater is beautiful, but their sales department is very angering. When my wife, my mother and I got in a car accident on the way to the theater (which, incidentally, ended up in our car being totalled, and my wife- at the time, nine-months pregnant- going to the hospital four 5 hours), we called to let them know that we wouldn't be able to make it. They told us that no refunds or exchanges are allowed, and the only time we'd be able to make up our lost SATURDAY showing was during the week, Monday through Thursday.

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I work during the week, usually 8-6 (sometimes later). The only solution they have offered me is to take a day off of work (which is nuts 'cause I'd make more than the price of the tickets by going to work), or drive up after work. I work in Irvine, so driving up from Irvine to Hollywood, on any day is going to incur 2-3 hours of traffic. Plus, I'd have to drive back and wake up for work the next day.

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El Capitan may be a beautiful landmark of Hollywood, and a great place to see a movie, but don't let something 'irresponsible' like an ACCIDENT keep you from using your tickets, otherwise you'll be told, 'give them away, or come up on a weekday on your own dime, 'cause frankly we don't care.'

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Where To Park For El Capitan Theater

I will NEVER be going to the El Capitan Theater again!