Egyptian Theatre

452 Main Street,
Delta, CO 81416

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EGYPTIAN Theatre, Delta, Colorado

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The 750-seat Egyptian Theatre opened on Main Street in 1928, designed by architect Montana Fallis, 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 theater’s decor.

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 6:05 pm

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.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 16, 2006 at 4:37 pm

Here is another photo of the Egyptian Theater.

dsadowski on October 4, 2006 at 4:19 am

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

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 12, 2007 at 5:08 pm

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993

Egyptian Theater *** (added 1993 – Building – #93000575)
Also known as 5DT431
452 Main St., Delta
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Entertainment/Recreation
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Recreation And Culture
Current Sub-function: Theater

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 22, 2007 at 1:02 pm

This is a 2007 photo of the Egyptian Theater.

spectrum on October 10, 2013 at 3:54 pm

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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