Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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meheuck on May 31, 2011 at 9:09 pm

My close friend, film historian and blogger Ariel Schudson, would like to confirm what major films opened at the Egyptian from around 1985 to its initial closure in 1992. She wrote about the theatre in a recent post about the TCM festival this past April (, but was not quite 100% sure about the movies she recalled seeing there as a teen. Since there have been such great exhaustive lists for the Westwood theatres and other L.A. locations, can some of the resident experts here help?

MarcH on May 8, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Just back from TCM film festival. This year I wasn’t as distracted by the mediocre interior (that was a major let down the first time i visited—I really wanted this to look like the original).

I must admit this was my favorite of the Festival theaters. The very size of that screen really brought home the importance of seeing classic movies in a theater. Saw Buster Keaton’s THE CAMERAMAN (with live orchestra!), and that was just amazing. A once-in-a-lifetime kind of thing. Would give anything to see 70mm here!

You Los Angelenos have got it good!

Giles on May 2, 2011 at 11:19 pm

The American Cinematheque will be screening Fox’s latest 70mm restoration of ‘Cleopatra’ on Saturday, 7 May 2011 at 7:30pm. Ticket price for Cinematheque non-members is $11.00 USD. As their promo release says, “What better place than the Egyptian to see Cleopatra?”

William on January 17, 2011 at 8:26 pm

The last true long run 70MM Roadshow was “Funny Girl” at the Egyptian. “Marooned” had a Reserved Seat Engagement starting Dec 13th, 1969 in 70MM and played 23 weeks.

bigjoe59 on January 17, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Hello Again. thanks for the info about the many roadshow films
which had healthy runs at the Egyptian. but might i be repetitive
and again ask if “Funny Girl”’s run at the Egyptian was the last
roadshow film to play the theater period? as i said in my first
post the studios didn’t abandon the roadshow policy till Dec.
of 1972. i am fascinated by the history of the roadshow policy
and wonder what the last roadshow film was to play the Egyptian.
anyone know?

William on January 16, 2011 at 7:57 pm

True, but most industry trade papers broke in down in number of weeks.

HowardBHaas on January 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Our Introduction already included that information.

William on January 16, 2011 at 7:06 pm

“Funny Girl” ran for 61 weeks at the Egyptian Theatre. During that time it was the last true long run there.
The top six long run 70MM Roadshow engagements at the Egyptian were:
“Ben-Hur” @ 98 weeks, “My Fair Lady” @ 68 weeks, “Funny Girl” @ 61 weeks, “Hawaii” @ 52 weeks, “Oklahoma!” @ 51 weeks and “South Pacific” @ 44 weeks.

bigjoe59 on January 16, 2011 at 5:52 pm

the history of the theater at the top of the page says the
run of “FUNNY GIRL” was the last of the long run roadshow films
to play the Egyptian. does that mean “FUNNY GIRL” was the
last roadshow film to play the Egyptian or simply the last
roadshow film to have a healthy run? i ask this question
because the studios didn’t abandon the roadshow policy till
December of 1972.

monika on January 5, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Hey, Penway, it’s “achangeinscenery” from Flickr. Nice to see you on the Cinema Treasures boards!

Ross Care
Ross Care on January 4, 2011 at 11:54 am

Anne Francis at the Egyptians:
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Ross Care
Ross Care on January 4, 2011 at 11:52 am

Please check out my vintage theater set on FLICKr which includes movie ads and other theater photos and memorabilia, mostly from Pennsylvania and California (Los Angeles):
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Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on November 17, 2010 at 2:50 pm

If anyone is going to see “West Side Story” in 70mm tomorrow night, please post something about the show. Thanks!

Ross Care
Ross Care on October 21, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Robby Ready 4 His Close-Up at the Egyptian:
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Ross Care
Ross Care on October 21, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Robby the Robot, Anne Francis, Earl Holliman at the Egyptian:
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markinthedark on September 29, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Anyone know the seat count of the II of III?

William on September 29, 2010 at 1:38 pm

When UA opened the Egyptian II & III next door in 1972, it opened with “Skyjacked” & “The Carey Treatment” in #2 and “The French Connection” & “The Detective” in #3.

TLSLOEWS on June 18, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Great nighttime shot of the EGYPTIAN vertical Monika.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 18, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Some good stories Folks.Thanks for taking the time to write them down for those of us that never got the experience of the Egyptian.

monika on June 1, 2010 at 9:55 pm

A May 2010 night shot I took of the Egyptian:
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 26, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Life’s too short….The interior photo is incorrectly attributed to the Egyptian Theatre Hollywood. It is actually a photo of the interior of Peery’s Egyptian Theater, Ogden, Utah, which has a page on CT here: /theaters/238/

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on May 26, 2010 at 1:20 pm

I am confused.

About 1/3 of the way down on this page is an interior photo with caption of Hollywood Egyptian:

However, I was under the impression that they did not put the original stage archway back during renovation. Can anyone clarify?