Oz the Great and Powerful will Premiere at El Capitan
I thought going to the premiere of BRAVE at the Dolby Theatre was exciting, and trust me, it was amazing. But I got news today that the premiere of OZ is going to be at the El Capitan! I am thrilled for it’s a dream come true for me…I mean it’s so Hollywood!
I know I’ve mentioned once or twice that I am just a wee bit excited to be going to the Red Carpet Premiere of OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL. Having it be at the El Capitan is a like a cherry on top! Awesome!
Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful wizard but into a better man as well.
Just a little history about this awesome theatre – The El Capitan debuted it’s first play in 1926. From there is was a famous playhouse until about 1941 where actors like Will Rogers, Clark Gable, and Joan Fontaine all took a turn gracing the stage. It was then, in 1941 that Orson Welles’ Academy Award winning “Citizen Kane” made its world premiere at the El Capitan Theatre. After the successful screening of “Citizen Kane,” the El Capitan Theatre closed for remodeling. A year later, it was reborn as the Hollywood Paramount, a sleek, new “art moderne” movie house.
In 1989, The Walt Disney Company joined forces with Pacific Theatres to begin a two-year archeological dig, which led to a museum-quality restoration of the legendary palace. Under the supervision of the National Park Service’s Department of the Interior, and with guidance from conservator Martin Weil, architect Ed Fields, and renowned theatre designer Joseph J. Musil, the certified national historic site was restored to its former grandeur and reopened to the public in June, 1991, with the world premiere of Walt Disney Pictures’ “The Rocketeer.”
The El Capitan Theatre was an early participant in Hollywood’s recent revitalization efforts. In 2001, the Hollywood & Highland entertainment complex which houses the permanent home of the Oscars at The Kodak Theatre opened directly across the street. As an exclusive first run theatre for Walt Disney Pictures, The El Capitan Theatre hosts live stage shows, world premieres, and other special events that have helped restore showmanship to Hollywood Boulevard.
There is no doubt that the energy of the night will be electric! This movie look incredible and what a treat for me to be part of a premiere of such an awesome movie at such an historic theatre. I am so honored and stoked!
Now onto dress shopping…Green seems to be the hot red carpet (or yellow brick road I am assuming) look, so I am on the search!
If you haven’t taken the time yet – please –
OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL lands in theaters on March 8, 2013!
The In-Home release of WRECK-IT RALPH available March5, 2013!
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