Monday, June 09, 2008

The Egyptian

Okay, it doesn't look very Egyptian and it's just a photo of condos, but the story behind why it is called the Egyptian is interesting. A movie theater called the Egyptian or Bush Egyptian used to be right next door and I think this space was part of that property. The theater opened in 1926 and was one of San Diego's first luxury movie theaters. The original movie theater building is still there and has two big columns out front and some Egyptian figures along the top of the building. The space is now up for lease.


Blogger expat said...

Surely that was the old Park Theater -- nothing luxurious about it!!!

Mon Jun 09, 04:48:00 PM PDT  

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