Join us for the kick-off event celebrating the 90th anniversary year of Sid Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre. From its opening day, October 18, 1922, Grauman’s Egyptian has been one of the most famous and storied theatres in the world. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn all about the Egyptian.
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Go behind-the-scenes for a docent-led tour of the legendary 1922 Egyptian Theatre. See what it would have been like to be in a Grauman stage show with a visit to the dressing rooms and singers' boxes. Check out our state-of-the-art projection booth and more! Discover the painstaking restoration work and the marriage of modern technology with a landmark of Hollywood history.
In its current incarnation as the Hollywood home of the American Cinematheque (www.americancinematheque.com ), the Egyptian is a focal point in the revitalization of Hollywood Boulevard and attracts thousands of movie-goers annually to its ambitious schedule of classic films.
In 1993, when its future looked bleak, the LAHTF played an important role in saving the Egyptian by securing Historic Cultural Monument status for the building. The theater was designated a City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 584 on September 23, 1993. By protecting the Egyptian with landmark status, the LAHTF insured that the theatre was preserved until a new owner/operator could be found. On September 17, 1996, the American Cinematheque (AC) took control of the theatre. Under the visionary leadership of the AC and with the support of the film industry and private donors, the Egyptian underwent a multi-million dollar adaptive re-use and restoration into a state-of-the-art film exhibition venue. It has become an irreplaceable resource for movie-lovers around the world.
Sid Grauman’s legacy lives on!
ALL ABOUT GRAUMAN’S EGYPTIAN includes:
- comprehensive behind-the-scenes tour of the theatre from the projection booth to backstage
- slide presentation including the theatre’s history, its restoration, adaptive re-use and how the theatre is used today presented by Margot Gerber, Egyptian Theatre Historian and Hollywood Heritage & Art Deco Society of Los Angeles board member. This presentation is all-new and will feature never-before-seen photos, including pre-restoration and construction images!
- special 133rd birthday tribute to Sid Grauman
- screening of FOREVER HOLLYWOOD
(an hour-long history of Hollywood, the place and the movies as told by some of Hollywood's biggest stars. Made exclusively to show at the Egyptian Theatre.)
Grauman’s Egyptian is an outstanding example of how the LAHTF fulfills its mission to protect, preserve and restore Los Angeles’ historic theatres. Join with us on March 10, as we help sustain the operation of the Egyptian and support the American Cinematheque with your $10 ticket purchase.
There will also be a book and vintage clothing and other goods sale from 12 - 6 PM as part of the event. Representatives from the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation, Hollywood Heritage and the Art Deco Society will be on hand to discuss current preservation projects and upcoming events.