Egyptian Theatre

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Condé Nast Traveler

This ornate movie house, done up in Egyptian Revival style... a fun alternative to the touristy Chinese Theatre. Full review →



The nonprofit American Cinematheque now hosts special screenings and discussions with notable filmmakers, and on weekends you can watch a documentary about Hollywood history. Full review →


Frommer's 35

Conceived by grandiose impresario Sid Grauman, the Egyptian Theatre is just down the street from his better-known Chinese Theatre, but it remains less altered from its original design. Full review →


Lonely Planet

The Egyptian, the first of the grand movie palaces on Hollywood Blvd, premiered Robin Hood in 1922. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

Built in the wake of worldwide excitement over the discovery of King Tut's tomb, this faux-Egyptian movie palace (1922, Meyer and Holler) opened to tremendous fanfare when Sid Grauman chose it to stage the world's first Hollywood premiere Full review →


Not For Tourists

The beautiful home of American Cinematheque features an eclectic variety of features, shorts, and documentaries. Full review →


The Telegraph

Grauman’s earlier and more architecturally spectacular Egyptian Theatre a few blocks East on Hollywood Boulevard. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Four 20-foot-tall columns, Sphinx heads, and hieroglyphics stand at the main entrance of the landmark Hollywood movie theater where Sid Grauman staged the first Hollywood premiere. Full review →

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