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Hollywood Movie Palaces

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Egyptian Theater

Movie Palaces is a term used to refer to the large, elaborately decorated movie theaters built between the 1910s and the 1940s. The late 1920s saw the peak of the movie palace, with hundreds opened every year between 1925 and 1930.  Hollywood’s first movie palace was Grauman’s Egyptian Theater located on Hollywood Blvd. at Las Palmas Ave. The Egyptian's grand opening was also the occasion for Hollywood's very first movie premiere in October of 1922. The movie that opened the new theatre was "Robin Hood" staring Douglas Fairbanks and Wallace Berry.) Staged in typical Grauman fashion with bright lights, stars and a red carpet, that initial gala inspired countless subsequent movie premieres a Hollywood tradition...