@American Cinematheque’s EGYPTIAN Theater, Hollywood Boulevard, California
American Cinematheque & the Egyptian Theatre were holding a special event for our group a year or two ago. When I came out of the theatre I saw an “old Hollywood” themed flea market – which provided another model, photographer.
The historic Egyptian was the first theater Sid Grauman (of Grauman’s Chinese fame) developed in Hollywood, in combo with famed theater and Hollywood real estate developer Charles E. Toberman. After starting theaters in San Francisco, Grauman came to Los Angeles. His first theatres down here were on Broadway in old downtown LA. The first film shown at the Egyptian was Robin Hood starring Douglas Fairbanks, on October 18, 1922. To attend that premiere you had to fork over $5.00!!! I know quite a bit about this theater, relatively speaking, but this isn’t meant to be a history article. Any reader ever attend a film at this theater?
Gotta Start Shooting! Stay Thirsty My Friends