Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Chicago Casual Traveler: Egyptian Theatre, DeKalb, IL (DeKalb County)

Destination of the Day: Egyptian Theatre, DeKalb, IL (DeKalb County)

The Egyptian Theatre is one of a number of restored and active former opera and cinema houses in the Chicago region. Built in 1929, the cinema was designed during a wave of interest in all things Egyptian. Now it serves as the home base for more than 25 community groups. Upcoming events include Tournees French Film Festival (24 March), Rocky Horror Picture Show (film) (1 April), Second City’s Fair & Unbalanced (9 April).

Egyptian Theatre
135 North 2nd Street
DeKalb, IL 60115

Getting There:
Public Transit (always confirm schedules)-

Auto (always confirm route)-
-Take I-88 to Peace Road exit (have exact change!)
-At Peace Road, turn north
-At East Lincoln Highway/Route 38, turn west
-At North 3rd Street, turn north
-At East Locus Street, turn west
-At North 2nd Street, turn south and continue to theatre

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