They took cues from many of the most famous western theaters, including Grauman's Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, and settled upon an Egyptian-themed showhouse. Construction began in on the cleared area left from the Arlington Hotel, and incidentally, the location of the Peery's first Ogden home. Ten months passed, and on July 3,the Egyptian opened. The first feature played at the new theater was Zane Grey's Wanderers of the Wasteland.
History[ edit ] Peery's Egyptian Theater was built after the fiery demise of the Arlington Hotel in They took cues from many of the most famous western theaters, including Grauman's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, and settled upon an Egyptian-themed showhouse.
Construction began in on the cleared area left from the Arlington Hotel, and incidentally, the location of the Peerys' first Ogden home. Ten months passed, and on July 3,the Egyptian opened. The first feature played at the new theater was Zane Grey 's Wanderer of the Wasteland.
This "natural color" silent film was accompanied by the Mighty Wurlitzer, the Egyptian's famous pipe organ. The first "talking picture" was In Old Arizonashown in This downgraded the role of the house pipe organ, which was occasionally used during intermissions and other programs.
Inthe organ was removed and put into storage.
Twentieth Century-Fox, the chain to which the Egyptian belonged, incorporated in A renovation of the theater's entrance increased the marquee size fourfold and added new box office and a new ceiling to the lobby. InFox refurbished the Egyptian, adding many new and more splendid details to the theater.
The format of CinemaScope, of more than two-to-one ratio in width versus height, necessitated the removal of two of the inner-proscenium columns. A four-channel high-fidelity system was also installed to accommodate the increasing significance of stereophonic sound in movies. The subsequent remodeling in was met with mixed reactions.
Many of the details of the original theater were painted over or removed. Pink curtains were accompanied by pink auditorium walls. A new, wider and larger screen was installed in front of the proscenuim.
Seating was also reconfigured, reducing capacity from 1, to in an effort to increase the legroom and comfort of patrons.
A reconditioning of the seats also occurred, further updating the standards. In the following years, many different iterations of what was known as the Fox Inter-Mountain Corporation would keep the Egyptian at the forefront of the local theater scene.
It showed first-run movies well into the early s, when management passed to a smaller local chain.
Lacking the presence and funding needed for first-run movies, the theater progressed to a second-run theater shortly before it was closed indue to a health code violation. Many thought that the glory days of the Egyptian were over, and that there was no future for a classic, single-screen theater in Ogden.
The theater was threatened on many occasions with demolition, as it sat, boarded up and unused. Facilitated by the Weber County Heritage Foundation, the building was handed over to the Egyptian Theater Foundation, which was created as a means to facilitate the refurbishment of the classic showhouse.
First Ogden City, then Weber County were given ownership of the building. Major donations and contributions from Dr. The adjoining David Eccles Conference Center and the Weber County government office, located in a renovated department store, were built and completed during this period.
The rescued Egyptian Theater reopened on January 17, A Wurlitzer pipe organ was reinstalled incompleting the historic atmosphere of the theater. In its more recent history the theater has shown classical plays and live musical performances; many Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ performances, classic and documentary films as well as children's films.
Annual performances of The Nutcracker Ballet during the Christmas season are very popular. Significance[ edit ] Peery's Egyptian Theater The seat showhouse used a solid, poured concrete construction.
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