The Egyptian Theatre - Dekalb, IL - Meeting Place
135 North Second Street, Dekalb, IL

The Egyptian Theatre

The Egyptian Theatre, Dekalb — Built in 1928-1929, the Egyptian Theatre was created during a time when the entire country was caught up in the mystery of the discovery of King "Tut"'s Tomb. The entire country was infatuated with Egyptian clothing, parties, and young Hollywood was turning out mummy movies!! 
The architect, Elmer F. Behrns, had studied and loved Egyptology. But instead of throwing together hieroglyphics, falcon wings, and other Egyptian motifs, Mr. Behrns designed this theater with one central theme, that of Ramses ll, one of the Egyptian pharoahs.

The Egyptian Theatre

Dekalb, Illinois
Capacity: Up to 1430
135 North Second Street
Dekalb, IL 60115
Maximum Capacity: 1430 people
The Egyptian Theatre is a 1929, fully restored, Egyptian Art Deco movie palace, operated and staffed by the volunteer family, P.E.T. Inc. (Preservation of the Egyptian Theatre).

A National Landmark, the Egyptian is home to 35+ local performing arts groups and shows movies (the art, independent and foreign films).

The Egyptian is also available for rentals, tours, weddings, graduations, small parties and receptions.
Phone: Show Phone
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Live Events ~ All live events at The Egyptian Theatre are produced independently by each performing organization. Rates depend on performance days and availability, call or email for more information.
Movies ~ Rent the theatre and a movie for your organization, company or family get together. Rates vary depending on film choice.
Links: Website
Entire Facility
General Event Space Max Capacity: 1430 people
Large Wedding Area
General Event Space Max Capacity: 90 people
Small Parties & Reception
General Event Space Max Capacity: 200 people
Small Private Room 1
General Event Space
Small Private Room 2
General Event Space
Small Private Room 3
General Event Space
Small Wedding Area
General Event Space Max Capacity: 90 people
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