The Egyptian Theatre in Downtown DeKalb is excited to announce they will be hosting free weekly ‘Hard Hat Tours’ as part of their $5.5 million expansion project.
The public is invited to tour the expansion progress at the Egyptian Theatre on Tuesday’s at 5:30 PM. Tours start October 15 and will continue each Tuesday through December 17, 2019. All are invited to see the latest construction updates, view renderings of the new addition as well as ask any questions of Egyptian Theatre staff regarding the expansion. No tickets or reservations are required.
The Egyptian Theatre is currently undergoing a two story addition with a basement off the south side of the theatre lobby to accommodate a dramatic increase in restroom facilities, concessions, storage, and for the first time since the theatre opened in 1929…air conditioning. This will allow the theatre to be open year-round with programming for the first time. This project will have a substantial positive economic and cultural impact on the community.
The Theatre is currently just over the $4 million mark for fundraising with a total project cost of $5.5 million. To follow the project progress as well as donate, visit www.LightsCameraDonate.org. Your support will help us Expand Beyond 90 Years!
This expansion will also significantly improve the ongoing preservation efforts of the historic building that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, named in the Top 20 Architectural Treasures by the State of Illinois Tourism, and named 1 of 150 Great Places in Illinois by the American Institute of Architects.
The Egyptian Theatre currently welcomes over 40,000 people through their doors each year. These patrons come from 36 different states and 47 counties in Illinois resulting in over $2 million in direct economic impact to the greater DeKalb area.