Ghirardelli® Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop to Join The El Capitan Theatre November 15th

The newest Ghirardelli® Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop will join with Disney’s The El Capitan Theatre and the Disney Studio Store on Hollywood Boulevard, and the Grand Opening will be November 15, 2013!


Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is considered America’s oldest operating chocolate manufacturer and this will be the first location in Los Angeles, giving locals, fans and moviegoers an opportunity to experience Ghirardelli’s world-famous and delicious floats, shakes, hot fudge sundaes, and their exciting assortment of chocolates and beautifully wrapped gifts. Each guest will also enjoy a complimentary sample of the signature Ghirardelli SQUARES® chocolate. The Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop and Disney Studio Store will be located next to the legendary El Capitan Theatre at 6838 Hollywood Boulevard, and will be open seven days a week. This location will replace Disney’s Soda Fountain & Studio Store currently in that location.

“Ghirardelli Chocolate is honored to join Disney on Hollywood Boulevard to bring visitors and moviegoers an unforgettable experience. We have been bringing quality chocolate to the public for over 160 years, and this iconic location in the heart of Hollywood is the perfect place to continue the tradition.”

~ Marty Thompson, President and CEO of the Ghirardelli® Chocolate Company



Ghirardelli Chocolate and Disney have teamed up for the Grand Opening Celebration, by offering a specially created sundae treat for the opening of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new animated movie “Frozen” this November. Original and speciality ice cream sundaes will be available to complement future film releases at The El Capitan Theatre, thereby providing moviegoers with an ongoing unique Ghirardelli experience. The new soda fountain and chocolate shop will join the existing Disney Studio Store which offers an assortment of merchandise from current film releases playing at The El Capitan Theatre, along with classic Disney character souvenirs, highly sought after collectible pins, and a large selection of Blu-Ray and DVD home entertainment.

Says Lylle Breier, senior vice president, Worldwide Special Events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures:

“The El Capitan Theatre has always been about giving guests the ultimate entertainment experience. And now, with Ghirardelli, an extraordinary experience becomes even more unforgettable. Families and movie lovers from all over can come to the El Capitan, see a great Disney movie, and enjoy a memorable, delicious after-movie treat. We’re thrilled to welcome Ghirardelli Chocolate to Hollywood. Ghirardelli chocolate and a Disney movie at the El Cap: How sweet it is!”


Images courtesy of the Walt Disney Company, El Capitan Theatre, and Ghirardelli.

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