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Disney Running 4D Showings of 'Nightmare Before Christmas'

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October 11, 2010
Source: Hero Complex

Nightmare Before Christmas

Fans of Burton and Selick's The Nightmare Before Christmas should already know that the animated classic gets re-released by Disney in 3D every year around Halloween. If you live in Los Angeles, you'll get a real treat if you decide to catch a showing of the movie at the world famous El Capitan Theatre. Disney is running special 4D showings of Nightmare Before Christmas for a limited time later this month. What does 4D involve? In classic Disney fashion, they'll have "special effects in the theater itself, such as wind and fog" (via Hero Complex). This is the first time these "4D Sensory Effects" will be used for a film at the El Capitan.

Sure, it's a little gimmicky, a bit cheesy, but it reminds me of the William Castle in-theater gimmicks that we don't ever see anymore. Plus, this is Disney, they are the masters of integrating effects into events and attractions, that's exactly what Disneyland is all about. I don't know how much more there is besides some wind and fog, but this should be a great experience for any big fans of Nightmare Before Christmas. Plus, if you want a truly all-encompassing experience, you can also participate in the Pumpkin King Dinner some of the nights, too. I know this "4D" is probably even more gimmicky than the 3D itself, but I love this stuff and coming from Disney, I expect it to be a fantastic experience. You can buy tickets on the El Capitan website.

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Reader Feedback - 10 Comments

1

hm...I always watch this film on Christmas Eve...not on Halloween.

Xerxex on Oct 11, 2010

2

I have always loved "Nightmare Before Christmas", because it's so cool~! I can't believe now that kids like Hannah Montana and stuff like that..When I was little, I loved Tim Burton, and Disney! XD I really hate it for the kids now to listen to the crap and watch the stupid stuff on TV!

MarkofDeathAlice on Oct 11, 2010

3

The age old question...Is this a Christmas or Halloween film? That's why it's so brilliant though...

peloquin on Oct 11, 2010

4

It's not 4D. The fourth dimension is time. This is 3D with sensory effects.

Chris on Oct 11, 2010

5

Oh brother!

anonymous on Oct 26, 2011

6

Aw man! This is my favorite Disney film! I want it in 3D with sensory effects! lol

tra la la la la di da on Oct 11, 2010

7

nice one number 5 way to be politically correct....but i love the nightmare b4 X-mas n i can't wait to go see it in 3-D...i wish i lived in LA cuz i would defiantly go see it in 4-d!!

croniccris on Oct 11, 2010

8

#4 - That's just what Disney is calling this! I'm going off of what they said, but yes you're technically correct with time being fourth, but this is all for fun.

Alex Billington on Oct 12, 2010

9

#2 i'm one of the lucky kids who enjoys good music and some good movies, fuck all the hannah montanna and high school musical, i miss my lion king and hunchback of notre dame.

max s. on Oct 12, 2010

10

Great movie! But.... Could you have picked a better picture? Maybe its 2 early in the morning but where her hand is and what it looks like she is grabbing (at first glance) come on!!!! His expression say it all! Have a great day everyone!

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