Now that “The Nightmare Before Christmas” has ended its limited run at Disney’s El Capitan Theatre, in Hollywood, the studio is filling the screen with re-releases of “Cars 2” and “Winnie the Pooh” that will play Nov. 4-20.
The screenings will keep the venue’s screen lit up through the opening of “The Muppets,” out Thanksgiving weekend.
Naturally, Disney is hoping the screenings of the two toons will help the studio put the films in front of Academy voters, given that the guild members will receive up to four free tix when showing their membership cards.
“Winnie the Pooh” will show daily at 10:45 a.m., 1:20 p.m. and 4:10 p.m., while “Cars 2,” in 3D, will screen at 7:00 p.m.
Additionally, each screening of “Cars 2” will be preceded by a new Pixar animated short, “La Luna,” and each screening of “Winnie the Pooh” will be preceded by the Disney’s short, “The Ballad of Nessie.”
Winnie the Pooh will also take the stage to entertain families, while the El Capitan Theatre will exhibit art that went into the making of both films. A “Winnie the Pooh” breakfast will take place at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.