229 South Broadway,
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With beautiful Egyptian architecture throughout, this theater was a real wonder to behold.
Built in 1925, the classic Egyptian Theatre still has its original 10-rank Wurlitzer organ and all of its original vaudeville backdrops and working stage.
The balcony was divided into two seperate auditoriums in 1976, but the main auditorium remained much the same way it has always been with the exception of new seats and speakers.
Each year they had a Christmas pipe organ concert along with a brass band on stage. The concert was incredibly popular.
In late November 2005, after 80 years, the Egyptian Theatre showed its last film. There was talk of a legitimate theater company taking over the building, but nothing happened.
In 2007, the Egyptian Theatre reopened for movies, screening films more than five years old. They are projected via a Sony digital projector and the restoration work on the building continues. It was closed suddenly in March 2011, when the city authorities discovered structural problems. Repairs are due to be carried out.
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