August 3, 2000 – A Sing-Along Version of Mary Poppins Premieres at the El Capitan Theatre
“It’s almost impossible to watch Mary Poppins without singing along so we thought we’d create a special version of the film that give fans a chance to really get involved.” – Richard Cook, then Chairman of the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group
On August 3, 2000, guests attended a special sing-along screening of the classic Disney live-action film Mary Poppins. The digitally restored print premiere also featured appearances from cast and crew of the original film, including the Sherman Brothers. The special sing-along was limited in showings, as it only had 12 appearances in total between August 3 and September 1. Prizes were also given to those guests that showed up dressed as characters from the film. The sing-along has since been repeated at the El Capitan in limited engagements.