El Capitan Theatre

El Capitan Theatre is a movie palace from the old days of Hollywood and Los Angeles, California. The theatre is located at 6838 Hollywood Boulevard. It is currently owned by Pacific Theaters, which is part of the Walt Disney Company. The palace is the premier place for Walt Disney movies. It is reputed to be on sale for $31 million dollars.

The theatre was built in 1926 with the design by G. Albert Lansburgh and Stiles O. Clements. In the 20s Charles Toberman wanted to create a theatre district. Together with Sid Grauman he started the Egyptian Theater in 1922 and El Capitan four years later. By 1926 the theater was called the "First Home of Spoken Drama". The theater is designed with Spanish Colonial Revival architecture and has seen a couple of renovations to keep its glory apparent. There were over 120 products at the theater including live plays. In fact, these productions were spread out over 10 years. Clark Gable and Joan Fontaine were part of some of the productions. The Great Depression caused an issue with the live plays due to lack of revenue. It was turned into a screening theatre after the Depression.

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