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“You.... must... visit... and see a movie too!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Egyptian Theatre

Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Central L.A)
323 461 2020
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$25*
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Hollywood - Behind the Scenes Walking Tour
Ranked #90 of 310 Attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Historic Sites, Movie Theaters, Theaters, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Arts and crafts
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Owner description: This theatre, which dates back to 1922, recently reopened after a $15 million restoration.
Norfolk, Virginia
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“You.... must... visit... and see a movie too!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

In 1922 Sid Grauman of Graumans Chinese Theatre fame opened the doors of this truly magnificent movie palace on Hollywood Boulevard, done in the architectural style of an Egyptian temple. Inside,as you enter to take your seat you see that the theatre looks every inch the part and has a beautiful "Ra" with outstretched wings on the enormous ceiling. The American Cinematheque screens amazing films both old and new here. Sometimes the stars and directors are on hand to introduce them and discuss them. All in all, an experience you must have when you come to Hollywood.

Visited December 2012
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West Hollywood, California
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“A must see for the Real Movie Buff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

If you're a movie buff, this place is a must see. If you're lucky they will be plying a classic like Alfred Hitchcock's "Birds" or Coppola's, "The Godfather I or II"
Very cool venue!

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Murrieta, California
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“Gem waiting to be explored”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

What a great experience to view a number of classic movies in is venue. Felt at home and both nights we received an introduction to the movies. The small e
Theater was very conducive to viewing.

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northern california
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“saw a movie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

saw the good bad and ugly here. Its a very nice theater you would miss it if you were not looking for it.

Visited July 2012
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La Canada, California
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“Best place to see old movies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

The Egyptian theater now houses the American Cinematheque which is an organization that specializes in showing films of historic importance. Films include everything from film noir, big budget spectaculars, arty films, and foreign films. They have the latest projection equipment and film presentation is one of the best in the country.

Many times, after the showing of a film, they will have speaking guests that will talk about the production of the film.

The theater auditorium has been carefully modified to improve acoustics. The beautiful original walls have been left alone, and just before the film comes on, special panels move out and cover the walls for purpose of improving the sound. The lobby has also been modified. The only things that remain from the original Egyptian theater are the auditorium walls, the ceiling, and the forecourt.

And, as any good movie theater should, they still sell popcorn, drinks, and candy in the lobby.

Visited May 2012
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