The Egyptian Theatre in downtown DeKalb is gearing up for Give DeKalb County on May 3. This year the theater is raising funds for a new digital HD movie projector.
When the Egyptian Theatre first opened its doors in 1929 it was as a grand movie palace and that tradition continues today with the showing of seasonal film series, free kids’ movies, community film series and more. But the current projector is failing and in order to better serve theater patrons, it must be replaced.
Be sure to tune in on Facebook on May 3 starting at 8 a.m. as the Egyptian Theatre will be posting at the top of the hour throughout the day with donation updates and community member interviews.
To donate to the Egyptian Theatre on May 3, visit lightscameradonate.org all day or donate in person with cash or check at the DeKalb County Community Foundation building, 475 DeKalb Ave. in Sycamore, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb, is owned and operated by Preservation of Egyptian Theatre Inc. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.