Fortunes change for Egyptian

posted by Michael Zoldessy on May 13, 2011 at 4:50 am

COOS BAY, OR — After recently reopening, following a grassroots effort to bring it back, the Egyptian Theatre has been shuttered and cannot open without significant repairs. This is a huge blow to downtown Coos Bay as the unique theater had brought in crowds, especially on weekends.

It’s also unsafe to occupy, according to an engineer’s report commissioned by the theater’s owner, the city of Coos Bay, and the Egyptian Theatre Preservation Association. A staggering $3.7 million in estimated repairs is needed before it can be reopened. And that’s the latest blow to a theater that only five years ago found itself closed for an altogether different reason: obsolescence.

Read more in the Register-Guard.

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Robert Allen
Robert Allen on May 13, 2011 at 4:13 pm

I thought Coming Attractions Theatres owned the Egyptian. I wonder when they sold it to the city?

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on May 13, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Based on the comments on its entry page here on CT, the city appears to have acquired it in 2006.

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