El Capitan Theatre moviegoers will kick off holiday celebrations early with an exclusive advance engagement of Walt Disney Animation Studios' Frozen, beginning five days before the film's nationwide release. El Capitan is frozen over this holiday season, welcoming guests into a snow-covered wonderland-complete with ice-capped opera boxes and a flurry of snowflakes. Frozen showings, which will run Nov. 22, 2013, to Jan. 5, 2014, will be preceded by ice carving performance artists on stage, as well as Frozen characters Anna and Elsa in their first live-on-stage appearances.

Here's what The Walt Disney Studios' Dave Hollis had to say about the special event in a statement.

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"The whole company is incredibly excited about Frozen and can't wait to share it with audiences this Thanksgiving. We know that fans come to El Capitan to have a special Disney experience, and we are thrilled to give our guests there the opportunity to be among the first in the world to see this stunning new animated adventure."

Sponsored by Kodak, the film will be shown in RealD 3D with Dolby Atmos sound. Also:

  • Opening-day guests will receive special souvenir realD 3D glasses (while supplies last). Throughout the run, realD is providing kid-sized 3D glasses, specially made to fit children 8 and under while they enjoy the movie.
  • - Guests are invited to have breakfast with Anna at 8:30 a.m. prior to the 10 a.m. showing on select days. Seating is limited. Advance purchase is required with purchase of a movie ticket. Tickets including breakfast and the movie are $41 per adult general admission, $38 for child/senior general admission and $51 for VIP admission, which includes popcorn, soft drink, reserved seating and no waiting in line.
  • - Birthday and holiday parties are available in the new Hollywood room.
  • - El Capitan Theatre will host Tiny Tot Tuesday at 10 a.m. every week throughout the run. During these special screenings of the film, parents and small children can enjoy the movie in 2D in a Tiny Tot-friendly way­--complete with lights dimmed rather than out and reduced sound levels.

Daily showtimes are 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. (select days only for 9:45 p.m. show). Tickets are available at El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online at ElCapitanTickets.com or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. General Admission ticket prices are $16 each for adults and $13 each for children (3-11) and seniors (60+). VIP ticket prices are $26 per ticket (for all ages). Special group rates of $12 per ticket for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 818-845-3110. Showtimes are subject to change.

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About The Movie

Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind Tangled and Wreck-It Ralph, presents Frozen, a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey-teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven-to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. The film is directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surf's Up) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, Wreck-It Ralph), who also wrote the screenplay. It is produced by Peter Del Vecho (Winnie the Pooh, The Princess and the Frog). Featuring original songs from Tony winner Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit, Winnie the Pooh), and an original score by Christophe Beck (The Muppets, Oscar-winning short Paperman), Frozen hits theaters in 3D on Nov. 27, 2013. For more information, check out Disney.com/Frozen, like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/DisneyFrozen and follow us on Twitter: @DisneyAnimation.