Tonight actually turned out to be the most expensive movie ticket of my life. But I’m trying not to think about that. Let’s save the negative for the end.
First of all, shout out to El Capitan Theatre for having the most lit social media presence. In this day in age, it matters. I found out they were playing Disney Pixar’s Cars 3 in brilliant Dolby Vision Laser Projection & Dolby Atmos Sound Technology all throughout the month of July. And that’s not it. This was accompanied by a real life high-energy Stage Show beforehand. Sign me up.
I actually drive by this theatre more than I notice. It’s right across from the Hollywood/Highland mall, smack dab in the middle of the most tourist-populated part of Hollywood. And it’s GORGEOUS. Literally everything from the bright light up sign on top, to the cute box office, to the extremely friendly workers all dressed in character, to the old-school feel concession stands, to the glorious theater inside. After a long day of work, this is all I needed.
Huge thanks to Peter and Tim for having me. I got to bring my girl who LOVES the Cars movies. I honestly can’t say I’ve seen them, I just know I love the Disneyland ride lmao. The best part? She is handicapped lmao. Sprained ankle. Ily, Ash. You’re such a trooper. We were honestly excited for this. Even this backdrop was cute af.
There are 4 showings each day (10:00am, 1:15pm , 4:30pm, and 7:45pm), so even if you’re busy, you’re bound to make one of those. A regular ticket cost $16, but I definitely recommend the VIP ticket. This comes with reserved seating, popcorn, and a drink all for $26. We loved our souvenir popcorn buckets and the wide selection of popcorn seasonings.
— Shirley Ju (@shirju) July 27, 2017
The worker was a doll and escorted us to our seats which were right in the middle of the room. It wasn’t crowded at all, which makes sense since it’s a weeknight. There were many kids in attendance, with their parents. This is the perfect family outing. And here we were, two grown ass women lmao. No shame. The show started and we were in awe. It was so lit. The best part was the confetti that poured down on us and all over the theater grounds. It was a celebration.
— Disney•Pixar's Cars (@pixarcars) July 10, 2017
Like I said, not an expert on the Cars series, but I sure as hell do love cartoons. This movie was adorable. This tells the story of the legendary Lightning McQueen, whom my girl educated me was the main character. Yes, all the characters are cars. In human form. I loved it. This is also the voice of Owen Wilson, who is GOAT. Plot: McQueen is suddenly outshone by this new generation of fast car-racers. Sad. Sounds like a real-life scenario.
And that’s what I loved about the film. That it had a lot of positive life messages to share with the audience. Obviously, it’s tailored to kids, so nothing too deep. But definitely had meaning and inspiration behind it. The movie along with the short film beforehand (which are always ADORABLE) lasted about an hour and 50 minutes.
It was a perfect evening until I get to the parking lot around the corner. Literally, no fucking way. My heart sank. My car was gone. Again. I was hurrying on my way in and told the guy I would pay him after. He said go to the ATM and went to attend to another car coming in. I had no idea this would lead to a car tow. I always have paid parking attendants after the event, when I’m able to pull cash. This time, it did not fly.
got my car towed in hollywood. #losangeles is the most fucked place place to drive ever i swear to God.
— Shirley Ju (@shirju) July 27, 2017
I was shook. And still am. This is honestly the 3rd time in the past year my car has been towed, and it’s seriously not okay. Most people go their whole lives without getting their car towed. This is unacceptable. I’m just having a hard time because tonight I truly don’t feel I deserved it. I can’t thank my girl enough for driving me over there and even to the ATM to get cash.
Moral of the story: go see Cars 3 at El Capitan, and don’t drive in LA.