Egyptian Theatre

452 Main Street,
Delta, CO 81416

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Egyptian Theatre - Delta CO 3 4-27-13

The 750-seat Egyptian Theatre opened on Main Street on October 1, 1928, designed by architect Montana S. Fallis of Denver, who also designed the Mayan Theatre in Denver. Like the Mayan Theatre, Fallis used a then-popular revival style of another ancient culture, this time Egyptian, in this theatre’s decor. In the 1940’s it was operated by Fox Intermountain Theatres Inc.

The Egyptian Theatre was beautifully restored to its original appearance in 1996 and continues to show movies today.

The theatre was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.

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barrygoodkin on June 13, 2005 at 10:05 am

Encylopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Volume 2 indicates that a Robert-Morton organ was installed in the Egyptian (Rialto) Theatre in 1928.
Film Daily Year Books for 1931, 1946, and 1949 indicate that the theatre was operated by Fox Theatre subsidiaries.

dsadowski on October 3, 2006 at 8:19 pm

I’ve read this theatre is where the hugely successful Depression-era promotion “Bank Night” was first created by promoter Charles Yaeger.

spectrum on October 10, 2013 at 7:54 am

The 2005 link is gone (the one to photographs), but this link to Wikipedia shas two nice interior shots, both lobby and auditorium. Can’t find an official web page for the theatre though. Also says the digital conversion was in 2009.,Colorado)

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