Illinois March 24, 2018
There’s An Egyptian-Themed Attraction in Illinois That Is One Of The Last Of Its Kind
Everyone who sees it is blown away by the Egyptian Theatre in this Northern Illinois city (and we’re not talking Chicago). Sporting architecture like you’ll never believe, this historic attraction is one of only a handful left in the entire world.
Whether you like movies, plays, or concerts, there’s something for you at this spectacular theatre. Check it out:
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and built in the Egyptian Revival architectural style, this just might be the most unique building in the state of Illinois.
The Egyptian Theatre was built in the city of DeKalb between 1928 and 1929, and though it was nearly demolished in the late 1970s, a restoration effort kept it alive.
Guests enjoy a wide variety of different shows at this theatre. You can catch anything from rock bands to talent shows and family-friendly to not so kid-friendly acts here.
Once a month, fans of the film
The Rocky Horror Picture Show flock here for the traditional shadow showing where attendants bring props that correspond to different parts of the movie.
In part due to the United States' obsession with King Tut's tomb, this theatre is an iconic emblem of the city. Guests find Egyptian-themed architecture and designs that reflect the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II.
Visitors can marvel at sacred Egyptian symbols found throughout the place, including those of the Egyptian sun god, the scarab, and Ramses II. There is a gigantic stained glass window over the entrance and a tomb-like atmosphere to the theatre's lobby.
Rumor has it that this ancient place is haunted and that secret messages are hidden in the walls, though the theatre denies these claims. Still, some have reported paranormal activity.
Don't miss a chance to visit this amazing attraction. You'll be instantly transported to an ancient civilization the moment you walk inside.
The Egyptian Theatre is located at 135 N Second Street in DeKalb, and you can learn more about upcoming shows on its
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Have you ever seen a show at this theatre? We’d love to hear about your experiences! Share them with us in the comment section below!