Egyptian Theatre to screen ‘Back to the Future’


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The Egyptian Theater, 135 N. Second St., is holding a fundraiser to replace the current seats at the theater, which are over 80 years old. The current seats have old and malfunctioning mechanics to go along with a less than ideal comfort level for patrons.

Madelaine Vikse, Lifestyle Editor

DeKALB –The Egyptian Theatre will host a “Save the Clock” fundraising event for the DeKalb Rotary Club at 7 p.m. tomorrow. The event, which features a showing of “Back to the Future” as well as a costume contest, will help the DeKalb Rotary Club restore the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Clock that is located downtown.

Seating will be limited to allow room for social distancing. Tickets are $10 for all ages, to reach the box office call 815-758-1225 to reserve your tickets or visit the Egyptian Theatre website.

The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. 2nd St., works with many service and nonprofit organizations throughout the year. The event will include a trivia contest and 50/50 drawing. 

“It is really fun because there is a tie-in with the clock in (‘Back to the Future’), and it felt like a natural fundraiser for the event,” said Jeanine Holcomb, the marketing and communications director for the Egyptian Theatre. 

The DeKalb Rotary Club is a community organization that donates, volunteers and spends time on local projects to improve the area. This year, the DeKalb Rotary Club is celebrating its centennial and has selected the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Clock as its centennial project. The clock, which is also celebrating its centennial this year, has not been functioning for many years. The project aims to preserve the exterior of the clock while making modern specifications. 

For more information on the DeKalb Rotary Club’s community service events, including the restoration of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Clock, visit their website.

“It’s just a fun way to get out of your house,” said Holcomb. “I know we are starting to see that light at the end of the tunnel, so to find ways to get out, be safe and socially-distanced while enjoying a great 80s classic is a great way to have fun and give back at the same time.” For those unable to attend this event, the DeKalb Rotary Club is also accepting donations for their centennial project through the DeKalb County Community Foundation.