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That Time We Went to the Oscars….

Thursday, February 19, 2015

In honor of this weekend's 87th Academy Awards, I'm re-posting the story of our experience on the red carpet at last year's ceremony after we won a contest at CicLAvia. I still can't believe we have photos of some of these stars that we took with our own cameras! And now that we've finally seen ...

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Why You Should See “Muppets Most Wanted”

Thursday, March 20, 2014

When the Muppets got rebooted (again… sorta) in 2012, I wrote a post urging you to go see the movie twice because I'd spent my own first viewing peeking through my fingers in terror that Disney was about to ruin a beloved franchise. It took a second, more relaxed viewing to just let go and enjoy the ...

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I Was an Oscars Red Carpet “Bleacher Creature”

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

On Sunday, Patrick and I joined 698 other hardy souls who braved rain and butt-fatigue to view the 86th annual Academy Awards arrivals from bleachers along the red carpet. About half of our fellow "bleacher creatures," (as proclaimed by many a homemade T-shirt) were winners of a People magazine contest. The rest of us had ...

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The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibition

Monday, September 10, 2012

Later this week, annual passholders can pay $290 for dinner and a sneak peek at a new exhibit coming to Disney California Adventure, "The Art of Frankenweenie." Or they can see it here now for FREE! The same exhibit has been touring the country, and we got to give it our patented bazillion-photo treatment at ...

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Backstage at the El Capitan Theatre

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

In yesterday's post I detailed the history we learned about the El Capitan Theatre on our Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation tour last weekend. After the organ concert and history presentation, we were broken into groups and sent dashing through the narrow halls backstage to try to see everything before the theater opened for business ...

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History of Disney’s El Capitan Theatre

Monday, January 30, 2012

When a Disney movie opens in Los Angeles, it opens at Disney's El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, so Patrick and I find ourselves there often. Seeing a movie at the El Capitan is a real event, complete with a pre-show concert of Disney tunes played on the Mighty Wurlitzer organ, a Disney character-filled stage ...

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