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Egyptian Theatre

135 North Second Street, DeKalb, IL 60115


The Egyptian Theatre hosts film festivals, special movie screenings, and live entertainment events. This theatre is a 1929, fully restored Egyptian Art Deco movie palace and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

The architect, Elmer F. Behrns, designed nearly a dozen other art deco theatres across Northern Illinois, including the Arcada in Saint Charles. Behrns studied and loved Egyptology and put his knowledge to good use when designing The Egyptian Theatre. Behrns put together a cohesive design with Ramses II, also known as Ramses the Great, as the central theme. The Egyptian hosts dozens of events each year and is available for rentals, tours, weddings, graduations, parties, and receptions.

Capacity: 1,419 Raised stage with dressing room below; balcony and lobby space. - The box office is open Tuesdays (2pm-6pm), Thursdays (11am-3pm) and one hour before showtime. New Google Maps 360 tour of the theatre is now available


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