Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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MarcH
MarcH on May 8, 2011 at 1:17 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
Giles on May 2, 2011 at 8:19 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
William on January 17, 2011 at 5:26 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
bigjoe59 on January 17, 2011 at 4:48 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
William on January 16, 2011 at 4:57 pm

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

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on January 16, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Our Introduction already included that information.

William
William on January 16, 2011 at 4:06 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
bigjoe59 on January 16, 2011 at 2:52 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
monika on January 5, 2011 at 7:04 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 8:54 am

Anne Francis at the Egyptians:
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Ross Care
Ross Care on January 4, 2011 at 8:52 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 11:50 am

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 5:05 pm

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

Robby the Robot, Anne Francis, Earl Holliman at the Egyptian:
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markinthedark
markinthedark on September 29, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Anyone know the seat count of the II of III?

William
William on September 29, 2010 at 10:38 am

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
TLSLOEWS on June 18, 2010 at 1:04 pm

Great nighttime shot of the EGYPTIAN vertical Monika.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 18, 2010 at 12:23 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
monika on June 1, 2010 at 6:55 pm

A May 2010 night shot I took of the Egyptian:
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 26, 2010 at 11:02 am

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 10:20 am

I am confused.

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

www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?p=52772719

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

chspringer
chspringer on March 21, 2010 at 10:43 am

linking for email.