November 7, 2012

Egyptian Theatre Thanks Sponsors and Volunteers of the Amenti Haunted House

Egyptian Theatre Thanks Sponsors and Volunteers of the Amenti Haunted House

For eight nights at the end of October the Egyptian Theatre in downtown DeKalb was home to the 7th annual Amenti Haunted House.  The haunted house featured over 20 different scenes on 6 different levels and took patrons throughout the entire Egyptian Theatre.  This event has become the largest annual fundraiser for the Egyptian Theatre; which has been operated and maintained by the non-profit group P.E.T. (Preservation of Egyptian Theatre, Inc.) since 1978.

The event takes a tremendous amount of work by a very large group of dedicated volunteers to help with the planning, build, acting, operation, marketing, and load-out.  Overall in 2012 there were over 150 different volunteers who contributed over 2,500 hours of service to make the haunted house the success that it was this year.  Thank you to every volunteer who helped this year!

This year’s event brought in over $40,000 which is approximately 15% of the Egyptian Theatre annual operating budget.

We are extremely grateful for the support of the following sponsors and contributors who helped make this year a success: Arlington Fire and Safety, Blackhawk Moving and Storage, City of DeKalb, Debutantes School of Cosmetology and Nail Technology, DeKalb Airport, Domino’s Pizza, Dough Brothers Pizza of Cortland, GhostLight Enterprises, Lovett’s 24 Hour Towing, Penske Truck Rental of DeKalb, Pizza Pro’s, Rent-a-center of DeKalb, Tom and Jerry’s of DeKalb, Toppers Pizza, and Upstaging Inc.

Finally, thank you to all the guests who attended the Egyptian Theatre Haunted House this year.  We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you again in 2013!

-Alex Nerad, Executive Director