Egyptian Theater Then and Now

Egyptian Theater 1933

Egyptian Theatre 1933
Egyptian Theatre 1933

This 1933 picture shows the entrance to the Egyptian Theater located on Union (MLK) near Brazee.  The neighborhood theater was built in 1924 and owned and operated by the Graeper family.  Originally it was home to live vaudeville style shows and later in the 30’s was showing motion pictures.  The building operated as a theater until 1962 then as a warehouse until 1989.

Egyptian Theater Building 2007

New Song Church 2007
New Song Church 2007

In the 1990’s the building became part of the New Song Community Church complex.  Even though the original exotic architecture is gone, in this 2007 photo you can still make out the roof-line, the entrance, and the location of the windows previously above the awning.

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