Perry's Egyptian Theater
2415 Washington Blvd.
Ogden, UT 84401
Box office: 801-395-3227
The historic Perry's Egyptian Theater is a community performing arts center in downtown Ogden. It hosts live musical and theatric events and also cinema.
Construction on the building started in 1923 and it opened in July 1924, with the owners intent on making it "The Showplace of the West." First run silent and then talking films were shown in the building.
The theater has a unique Egyptian-revival "atmospheric" auditorium and other notable features. The building has been remodeled several times and some ornate decorations have been lost, but much remains.
In the 1980s the building fell on hard times and was eventually closed. It was boarded up for several years, and about to be demolished when the Weber County Heritage Foundation intervened. Ironically, the foundation was able to purchase the building for the same price it cost to build the structure in 1924: $250,000.
The rescued building was turned over to the Egyptian Theatre Foundation, who signed it over to Ogden City. It eventually came under Weber County direction. It has been restored/remodeled and now stands as an elegant monument to Ogden's past and a community asset promoting the arts.
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