Sing-Along 'Mary Poppins' Returns to Hollywood's El Capitan Theatre for Special Nine-Day Spring Fling Beginning April 13th

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Buena Vista Pictures Marketing

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a jolly holiday at
 Hollywood's historic El Capitan Theatre starting on April 13th as the
 sing-along version of Walt Disney's Academy Award(R)-winning classic "Mary
 Poppins" returns for a special nine-day engagement, it was announced today
 (4/10) by Lylle Breier, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Special Events for
 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution.  For this interactive presentation, a
 restored 35mm Dolby Stereo print of the classic 1964 film has been customized
 with on-screen lyrics of all the songs so that audiences can join in the fun
 by singing along.  Additionally, Mary Poppins herself will introduce the show
 at each performance.  Moviegoers are encouraged to dress as their favorite
 character from the film -- the practically perfect Mary Poppins, Bert the
 charismatic chimney-sweep, laugh-loving Uncle Albert, stuffy Mr. Banks, the
 long-suffering Suffragette Mrs. Banks, the kindly bird woman, a penguin waiter
 or the precise Admiral Boom.  Prizes for best costume will be awarded at each
 show.
     The El Capitan's special engagement will run until April 22nd, with shows
 every day at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m., with an
 additional 10:00 p.m. shows on Fridays and Saturdays.
     Commenting on the announcement, Breier said, "The El Capitan Theatre is a
 premiere venue for family entertainment in Los Angeles and the 'Mary Poppins'
 sing-along is an audience favorite.  We were overjoyed at just how popular
 this one-of-a-kind event turned out to be last year, and we're happy to be
 bringing back this special event.  'Mary Poppins' is still one of the best
 films that our Studio ever made and has quickly moved into the realm of
 classic.  So warm up those vocal chords, put on your Victorian-era costume,
 and get ready for a real 'jolly holiday.'"
     Nominated for 13 Oscars(R) and winner of five (including one for the song
 "Chim Chim Cher-ee"), "Mary Poppins" is considered the crowning achievement in
 Walt Disney's illustrious filmmaking career.  Released in 1964 and directed by
 Robert Stevenson, this cinematic adaptation of the P.L. Travers classic stars
 Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, the late David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Karen
 Dotrice and Matthew Garber.
     Tickets are available by calling 1-800-DISNEY-6, by logging on to
 www.elcapitantickets.com, or by purchasing them in person at the box office.
 
     For Further Information:  Heidi Trotta, Senior Vice President, Publicity,
 (818) 560-7280
 
 

SOURCE Buena Vista Pictures Marketing
    HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a jolly holiday at
 Hollywood's historic El Capitan Theatre starting on April 13th as the
 sing-along version of Walt Disney's Academy Award(R)-winning classic "Mary
 Poppins" returns for a special nine-day engagement, it was announced today
 (4/10) by Lylle Breier, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Special Events for
 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution.  For this interactive presentation, a
 restored 35mm Dolby Stereo print of the classic 1964 film has been customized
 with on-screen lyrics of all the songs so that audiences can join in the fun
 by singing along.  Additionally, Mary Poppins herself will introduce the show
 at each performance.  Moviegoers are encouraged to dress as their favorite
 character from the film -- the practically perfect Mary Poppins, Bert the
 charismatic chimney-sweep, laugh-loving Uncle Albert, stuffy Mr. Banks, the
 long-suffering Suffragette Mrs. Banks, the kindly bird woman, a penguin waiter
 or the precise Admiral Boom.  Prizes for best costume will be awarded at each
 show.
     The El Capitan's special engagement will run until April 22nd, with shows
 every day at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m., with an
 additional 10:00 p.m. shows on Fridays and Saturdays.
     Commenting on the announcement, Breier said, "The El Capitan Theatre is a
 premiere venue for family entertainment in Los Angeles and the 'Mary Poppins'
 sing-along is an audience favorite.  We were overjoyed at just how popular
 this one-of-a-kind event turned out to be last year, and we're happy to be
 bringing back this special event.  'Mary Poppins' is still one of the best
 films that our Studio ever made and has quickly moved into the realm of
 classic.  So warm up those vocal chords, put on your Victorian-era costume,
 and get ready for a real 'jolly holiday.'"
     Nominated for 13 Oscars(R) and winner of five (including one for the song
 "Chim Chim Cher-ee"), "Mary Poppins" is considered the crowning achievement in
 Walt Disney's illustrious filmmaking career.  Released in 1964 and directed by
 Robert Stevenson, this cinematic adaptation of the P.L. Travers classic stars
 Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, the late David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Karen
 Dotrice and Matthew Garber.
     Tickets are available by calling 1-800-DISNEY-6, by logging on to
 www.elcapitantickets.com, or by purchasing them in person at the box office.
 
     For Further Information:  Heidi Trotta, Senior Vice President, Publicity,
 (818) 560-7280
 
 SOURCE  Buena Vista Pictures Marketing