Here’s an amusing side road to take if, instead of reading this obviously stellar column, you’d rather let a debate between your friends dissolve into instead madness and chao……and your hands are already all up. You all disappoint me sometimes. Ok, is Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas a Christmas movie about Halloween or is it a Halloween movie about Christmas? All right? I can see cutlery has already made its way into the home office debate so I’m going to slink out the back and return when the screaming becomes less of a physical presence.
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The Nightmare Before Christmas is a very special film to me on a number of levels, but suffice it to say I own a lot of Jack Skellington stuff, and if you check the homepage, you’ll see my XBOX Live avatar is currently Skellingtonized. That it has been 20 years since this miracle first graced the screen is kind of astounding to me. Disney first showed the film in 3D at the El Capitan theatre in downtown Los Angeles and I was blessed enough to be able to attend. After the show, we were taken downstairs and they had the actual puppets and sets on display. It was absolutely amazing and one of my favorite movie going memories. NBC is a film that doesn’t need 3D, but it thrives in the format. To comemmorate the 20th anniversary of the film and to market it at the El Capitan, Disney commissioned a special poster (both variants of which are on display here) from artist Jeff Soto. I’ll leave up the official press release in case you want one for your living room (fiscal barriers alone have prevented me from purchasing one). Happy Halloween/Merry Christmas in true Skellington style from all of us at Killing Time!!!
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas made it’s worldwide debut at the famed theater on October 15, 1993. Jeff Soto paid homage to the film’s premiere and the theater itself in the artwork.
With the purchase of each poster, the recipient will receive one General admission ticket to the screening of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in 4D at a time of their choice on October 31, 2013 at the El Capitan Theater. Screening times on that date are: 10AM, 12:15PM, 2:30PM, 4:45PM, 7:00PM and 9:15PM. The print will be available at the theater to pick up at that time.
Prints may be pre-ordered at the theater in person or by calling (818) 845-3110 and mentioning the Poster/Ticket package starting today at 10AM Pacific Time. The regular poster is $60 and the variant may be obtained for $75.
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