by Character Diva
One of the most anticipated movies of the year has been the recently released, “Guardians of the Galaxy 2”. While some have expressed their doubts over Disney’s ability to represent the Marvel series accurately, this hasn’t stopped fans from pouring into the theaters. But if you want to truly experience the ultimate fan experience and dive into everything “Guardians of the Galaxy 2”, there’s only one place to see it- The El Capitan Theatre located in Hollywood.
If you read our review on seeing the movie, “Beauty and the Beast” at The El Capitan Theatre, you know that it is a venue that pulls out all the stops in creating a unique and fun-filled experience. Costumes, props, and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” themed merchandise are just a few of the great opportunities you can check out before and after viewing the movie.
Let’s take a look at what is unique about seeing “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” at The El Capitan Theatre.
One of the biggest reasons that makes seeing “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” at The El Capitan Theatre unique is the fact that they have actual paraphernalia from the movie on-hand for guests to view. For “Guardians of the Galaxy 2”, you can see the actual Yondu costume worn by Michael Rooker in the making of the film.
There’s nothing better than experiencing something than taking a photo to capture the moment. If you’re looking for a place to snag some photos before or after the show, you can head on over to the special photo opp area and pose with your favorite characters.
If you have never been to The El Capitan Theatre to see a movie before, you should go just to see the structure. Originally the theatre was built in 1926, and was converted into a movie theater in 1942. Restored to its original elegance, it is truly a treasure for any movie buff. And located by the Hollywood Walk of Fame, not only is the theatre a unique historic location, but there is plenty of sightseeing to do as you explore the area as you hunt for your favorite celebrities’ stars.
Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop
And speaking of location, if you love chocolate, you are in luck! Right next door to The El Capitan Theatre is the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop where you can sample a free piece of chocolate, or if you’re wanting something a little more, you can buy a sundae, shake, or some other dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Baby Groot cups, board games, shirts, and toys are just a few of the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 items you can find. Disney Diva Tip: Looking for exclusive merchandise? Check out the VIP packages offered when you buy your tickets in advance and come home with a Groot Collector Cup and a Guardians of the Galaxy Comic Book!
Going with the Littles?
If you have small children and still want to experience the show, The El Capitan Theatre will host TINY TOT TUESDAYS during the first show on May 16. During this special screening, parents and small children may enjoy the movie in a tot-friendly way—with lights dimmed rather than out and reduced sound levels.
Whether it is checking out Michael Rooker’s Yondu costume, taking in the historical setting, sampling a free piece of chocolate at the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop, or checking out the wide variety of the themed merchandise available, seeing the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is definitely something you don’t want to miss. Call 1-800-DISNEY6 or click here to buy tickets in advance. But remember, it’s only playing until May 21st, so you’ll want to make sure to buy them soon!
Want to know more about the movie? Check out Toy Story Fanatic Devo’s review of the movie by clicking here. And remember, there’s only one place to get this truly unique experience of the “Guardians of the Galaxy 2”… at the El Capitan Theatre! Enjoy the show!
Disney Diva Disclaimer: Tips from the Disney Divas & Devos was provided two complimentary tickets in exchange for reviewing the show. While the tickets were complimentary, we pride ourselves in giving honest and unbiased reviews. All opinions expressed in this article are entirely my own and are not influenced in any way. Also, images from the film itself were provided for promotional purposes and all copyrights belong to Marvel Studios.