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Egyptian Theatre historic seminar gives construction update

By Parker Otto | February 19, 2020

DeKALB – Several features such as air-conditioning are being integrated into the 90-year-old structure as part of the current Egyptian Theatre’s expansion plan.The progress of the Egyptian Theatre’s ongoing expansion project was relayed to the general...

Local jazz groups to perform at Egyptian Theatre

By Jamie O'Toole, Columnist | January 22, 2020

DeKALB — Four local jazz groups will come together for the fourth year in a row to bring a night of jazz to DeKalb.Beginning 7 p.m. Saturday, the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., will present its annual “Jazz at the Egyptian” show.The DeKalb...

Egyptian Theatre to screen ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’

By Parker Otto | November 30, 2019

DeKALB – The holiday film “It’s A Wonderful Life” will be screened at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N Second St. The screening will feature multiple additions that a viewer can’t experience at home Jeanine Holcomb, Marketing...

Egyptian Theatre to host final flashlight tour

By Jacob Roushia | November 14, 2019

DeKALB – The next 2019 Flashlight Tour will take place at 8 p.m., Friday at The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. 2nd Street. It will be the last tour of the 2019 season.The Flashlight Tour “lets you experience the Egyptian Theatre in a way that most don't...

Prince tribute band to arrive in DeKalb

By Jamie O'Toole, Columnist | October 29, 2019

Dean Ford and the Beautiful Ones, a Prince tribute band, will pour purple rain over DeKalb at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. The band will play the entire Purple Rain album by the late musician Prince, who passed away in...

Egyptian Theatre renovations begin

By Parker Otto | May 4, 2019

Staff members of the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N Second Street, broke ground Wednesday for new renovations which will, over the summer, add several updates to the infrastructure of the nearly 90 year old theater.These will include baby changing stations,...

Renovations to the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., were postponed two additional weeks following concerns regarding expansion into Palmer Court.  

Egyptian Theatre renovations see postponement to achieve compromise

By Kierra Frazier | February 28, 2019

DeKALB — Following City Council’s vote to push back the renovations of the Egyptian Theatre an additional two weeks, Marketing Director Jeanine Holcomb said the theater is hopeful March 11 will result in approval. The two week postponement was decided...

The Egyptian Theatre hosts the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” once a month during the school year giving students a total of seven chances to catch the show.

Egyptian revives ‘Horror Show’

By Hayden Perkins | February 23, 2017

Since 1975, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” has been a cult phenomenon featuring screaming audience members, costumes and twists and turns everywhere you look. The movie has had an interesting and creative following. Fans of the show regularly attend...

Gaelic Storm to return for 9th show at Egyptian Theatre

By Deanna Frances | February 11, 2016

A festive night of Irish music will return for the ninth year as Gaelic Storm comes to the Egyptian Theatre on Saturday.The band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the theater, 135 N. Second St. Gaelic Storm has performed annually at the Egyptian Theatre...

Egyptian Theatre to hold Taste of Home

By Northern Star staff | February 2, 2016

The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., will hold the Taste of Home Cooking School 7:30-9:30 p.m. April 7.The interactive event will feature culinary experts from the Taste of Home demonstrating some of their most popular easy-to-make recipes.  This...

Egyptian Theatre to hold comedy show by Ralphie May

By Northern Star staff | February 2, 2016

The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., will hold a show by comedian Ralphie May at 8 p.m. April 15.This adults-only show is a stop on May’s “Unruly” tour. May appeared as a semi-finalist on the first season of Last Comic Standing on NBC, and has...

NIU students to help Egyptian Theatre with $2.5M in grants

NIU students to help Egyptian Theatre with $2.5M in grants

By Scott Nicol | February 1, 2016

The Egyptian Theatre, with the help of NIU students, is searching for $2.5 million in grants to keep their doors open year round.The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., opened Dec. 10, 1929, and currently hosts plays, musicals, films, fitness competitions,...