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I Saw ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ at the El Capitan Theatre, and It was a Mighty Experience!


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Thor: Love and Thunder finally released in theaters last week and what a movie it was!

I was absolutely in love with the story, the characters, and even the central themes of the movie. But all my praise aside, I want to talk about the amazing experience I had watching this movie in the most iconic setting!

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First Impressions Are Everything

Rather than going off to my local movie theater, I took a trip to South California and reserved tickets to see Thor: Love and Thunder at the legendary Disney-owned El Capitan Theatre!

This theatre does not play around with the experience it gives its audience. The doors open just a half hour before showtime, and yet, there is so much to see and so many opportunities for photo ops. 

As soon as we scanned our tickets, we sped over to the snack bar. Lo and behold was the new Mjölnir Sipper, modeled after the same hammer wielded by Jane Foster aka The Mighty Thor. This souvenir sipper is sold only at the El Capitan Theatre as well as at Avengers Campus located in Disney’s California Adventure. 

But that’s not everything! As you turn to the left of the snack bar to enter the theater, it’s impossible to miss the stunning displays of different costumes from the movie worn by the cast themselves.

Being able to see the costumes of Thor and Mighty Thor up close was amazing. Also, featured were the costumes of Valkyrie, Gorr and even Zeus! The details put into these costumes are phenomenal and if you didn’t already, you’ll have a larger appreciation for costume designers after seeing these. 

Theatrics in True Asgardian Fashion

At long last, we headed into the theatre, took our seats, and we were entertained by classic Marvel themes being played on the organ.

A show before the pre-show, who would have thought? Before we knew it, the performer disappeared beneath the stage, signaling it was time for the pre-show to begin. 

It was a subtle and quiet beginning before the show got real. Performed to the tune of the Guns N’ Roses song that’s been stuck in our heads for weeks, the light effects were incredible.

And sure, to some, it’s just a light show. But this is a performance I’m sure took so much time and effort to work on, and to be able to see it before our showing of Thor: Love and Thunder was magical. It felt like I was back at Disneyland watching a light show!

On our way out of the theatre after the movie, we each received this super cool exclusive poster! I cannot wait to hang this up!

Is It Worthy?

The El Capitan is known for putting on magnificent pre-show performances for various movies that play at their theatre. If you get the chance to check out Thor: Love and Thunder at The El Capitan in Hollywood, I wholeheartedly recommend it.

Grab yourself some popcorn and a Mjölnir sipper, take some photos with your favorite character’s costumes, and enjoy the show from start to finish. Trust me, it’s totally worthy of your time and you’ll have a blast!

You can also check out the montage vlog I made of the experience below!


Spoiler Free and Spoiler Filled thoughts here: @samosasandpopcorn @samosasandpopcorn This was such an experience and I’m so HAPPY I got my Mjolnir sipper from here, too. If you can go see it here, I recommend doing so ASAP! #thorloveandthunder #thor #TLAT #marvel #mcu #chrishemsworth #natalieportman #tessathompson #taikawaititi

♬ Thor: Love and Thunder Teaser Trailer Music – Sweet Child O’ Mine (Thor: Love and Thunder Soundtrack) – Sh4d0wStrider

Marvel Studio’s Thor: Love and Thunder is now playing in theaters.

Pooja Chand
Pooja Chand
Known on other platforms as Samosas and Popcorn, Pooja is a movie enthusiast topped with sprinkles of her love for TV. She can typically be found watching anything from the latest blockbuster movie to a feel good anime, and is always ready to start the discussion on movies and TV so you don't have to.

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