Egyptian Theatre 90th Anniversary Masquerade Ball

Frequently Asked Questions

Join us for an evening of activities in celebration of the Egyptian Theatre's 90th Anniversary!

Why is the Masquerade Ball on the 20th if the Egyptian Theatre's Anniversary is the 18th?

The actual 90th anniversary date is October 18, 2012, but since we want you to stay out late, this party is on Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 6:30 PM - midnight.

 

What is the Hollywood Screen Test?

The Hollywood Screen Test is our clever name for a make your own flipbook with A Little Scene Flipbooks.Basically, you and up to 3 other people will make your own 30 second movie in front of a screen (props will be provided, but you can also bring your own - think early Hollywood movie-making or perhaps a demo on how to wrap an Egyptian Mummy!). You can plan something in advance or you can improvise. Your little scene is then turned into a flipbook right before your eyes while you wait! Later, all the filmed scenes will be edited together and put online. The American Cinematheque will provide the url so you can see everyone's "Hollywood Screen Tests!" The Hollywood Screen Test is not available to purchase a la carte.Ticket holders whose tickets include the flipbook will each receive a copy of the flipbook they make with up to 4 people.

 

How does Parking work?

If you buy a Sid Grauman or Doug & Mary ticket you have pre-paid for one parking space in the lot behind the Egyptian Theatre (at Las Palmas & Selma). Your name will be on a list at the parking lot. If you do NOT e-mail us your name and confirmation number after you purchase your ticket, you will not be on the list. If you buy a ticket in person at the box office in advance you MUST give your first and last name to the box office and they must add it to the list. This lot will be first come, first serve for those who buy parking when they arrive, if space is available. If not, there are many other area lots, but we urge you to check how late the lot is open. Some lots close at 10:30 PM. Please note that the church parking lot on Selma will be a carnival tonight. General parking information is on our website.

 

Will Food or Drink be for Sale at the Party?

The only food and drink that will be for sale at the party is popcorn, candy and soda from our concession counter. All food and beverage served at the event outside of the abovementioned, is included in your ticket price if you purchase a Doug & Mary, Sid Grauman or King Tut's Buffet ticket. If you buy a general admission ticket, you should plan to eat before you come. We do have two restaurants on either side of our courtyard where you can grab a bite if you need to, Pig 'n Whistle and Maui and Sons. However, our buffet is a better deal if you are on a budget.

 

What Games will be played in the Speakeasy Casino Gambling Den?

Our dealers will be playing Blackjack, Craps and Roulette with you. If your ticket provides you with chips, you can purchase more chips if you want to gamble longer. All high-rollers will have an opportunity to win prizes.

 

What are the Drawing and Gambling Prizes?

Some of our prizes include drink tokens from The Varnish bar in downtown LA, tickets to the Cleopatra exhibit at the CA Science Center, a gift from Malibu Family Wines, Center Theater Group & Pasadena Playhouse tickets to a play, a Wasteland Clothing Gift Certificate, Dinner at Public Kitchen at the Roosevelt Hotel and more!

 

Does a VIP ticket get me to the front of the buffet and bar lines?

Your VIP ticket gets you to the front of the line for the Speakeasy Casino to try your luck at games of chance and to the front of the line for docent tours of the Sid Grauman Singer's Boxes and Museum, plus the Hollywood Screen Test. It also insures that you get the first opportunity to taste the specialty drinks that Musso & Frank, Sadie's Hollywood and The Varnish are making in honor of the Egyptian Theatre's Anniversary before they become available to general ticket holders after 10 PM. Your ticket does not put you first in line at the buffet or bar.

 

What type of mystic will I encouter at the Ball?

Madame Anna of Alexandria will read palms and destiny cards. Readings will be $10/10 minutes and will be first come, first served. There will be a sign up sheet with appointment times so you can circulate in the party and come back at the assigned hour. The rest we leave up to the stars.

 

Can I still enjoy the event if I buy a general admission ticket?

Absolutely! You will be treated to a live vintage dance band playing such 1920s tunes as "Egyptian Ella" and "By the Slivery Nile," the opportunity to dance under the stars, a fashion show, a program of silent film comedies and 1920s footage of the Egyptian (!), exotic vintage floorshows and magic AND if you want, you can purchase chips a la carte for the casino. After 10:30 PM the Hollywood Screen Test will be available to all! You can also purchase additional drawing tickets.

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Can I purchase a ticket at the door?

Our box office will be open for sales on the night of the event, but we will probably not sell more than 10 tickets that include food since we have to order food in advance. We will sell general admission tickets for $25.

 

What is the time table for the event?

The film portion of the event begins at 6:30 PM. The party will not start until 8:30 PM. No drinks or food will served until 8:30 PM. The music and dancing and gambling will also begin at 8:30 PM. A schedule will be provided to you in the program for the evening.

 

Are Costumes mandatory?

Well, we hope that you will get in the spirit of the event in some way even if just to wear your Universal Horror Mummy t-shirt, but we will admit you with or without a costume. The idea is to have fun, so be creative in your dress for the evening.

 

What kind of music will be played?

Dean Mora's Modern Rhythmists is one of the premier big bands on the vintage dance circuit. And we are lucky that they call LA their home base! They will play lively dance (think Charlston and Two steps) music of the 1920s with a few novelty songs from the period that epitomize the interest in all things Egyptian that swept the world after the discovery of King Tut's tomb in November of 1922. Since we are celebrating Hollywood's concept of exoticism with the fantasy architecture of the Egyptian Theatre, Dean Mora promises to treat us to some American songs that celebrate the mystique of ancient Egypt, such as "Egyptian Ella," "By the Silvery Nile," "Old King Tut Was A Merry Old Nut" and "Khartoum." Even if you aren't a dancer you'll be tapping a toe at these amusing, now-cringe-worthy lyrics! When the expert dancers of the Art Deco Society Los Angeles are on the floor, there will be plenty to watch for those who view dancing as a spectator sport.

Do I have to come at 6:30 PM?

The box office will be open for awhile (depending on demand) to sell tickets until after the film portion of the event ends (approx. 8 PM). If you wish to skip the films and just come for the party, you are welcome to do. There is no price difference whether you attend the film portion or not.

 

What is Paper Moon Vintage Photography?

Our friends at Paper Moon will set up their vintage paper moon photo booth - that harkens back to the moons people posed on in yesteryear (think the movie PAPER MOON). You can pose by yourself or with friends to create a souvenir of your night at the Egyptian's 90th anniversary party. Here is a sample photo.Moon photos are no included in your ticket package. There will be a $10 fee to immortalize your costume in the moon! Click on the photo to find out more about Paper Moon Vintage and the history of these photos!

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Is this event appropriate for children?

The event is open to all ages. The film portion is definitely family friendly as it will be comprised of mostly slapstick comedy short films. There will be a late night burlesque performance. Viewer discretion is advised, but its vintage burlesque, so it may not be considered too risque by today's standards. Guests who wish to partake of our Speakeasy spirits must bring valid I.D. There will be non-alcoholic beverages as well. Ticket prices are the same for children as for adults.

Now that all your questions are answered, BUY a TICKET!

$90

Doug & Mary VIP Sweetheart Package: SOLD OUT

This deluxe ticket package offers TWO people seating for the silent film cavalcade, Egyptian Theatre tour, Middle Eastern buffet, an opportunity to try at least 3 of our specialty drinks per person, gambling tickets, pre-paid parking for one car in the lot behind the Egyptian Theatre and a Hollywood Screen Test for 2-4 people. Plus, two drawing tickets and dancing under the stars. And cake for all! Your VIP ticket will get you to the front of the line for all of our activities. Order Tickets After October 7 this ticket is $95.

*Must be 21 or over to try our Speakeasy drinks. You must provide I.D. After purchasing this ticket you must e-mail your full name and fandango confirmation number to us with the words "Egyptian 90th Parking" in the subject line in order to reserve your parking. If you purchase this ticket in person at the box office, be sure they take down your first & last name for our parking list.

$50 Sid Grauman's Special VIP: SOLD OUT
This deluxe ticket package offers ONE person the silent film cavalcade, Egyptian Theatre tour, Middle Eastern buffet, an opportunity to try at least 3 of our specialty drinks, gambling tickets, pre-paid parking in the lot behind the Egyptian Theatre and a Hollywood Screen Test. Plus, one drawing ticket and dancing under the stars. Your VIP ticket will get you to the front of the line for all of our activities. And cake for all! Order Tickets After October 7 this ticket is $55.
*Must be 21 or over to try our Speakeasy drinks. You must provide I.D. After purchasing this ticket you must e-mail your full name and fandango confirmation number to us with the words "Egyptian 90th Parking" in the subject line in order to reserve your parking. If you purchase this ticket in person at the box office, be sure they take down your first & last name for our parking list.
$35 King Tut's Buffet: SOLD OUT
This ticket package includes the silent film cavalcade, Egyptian Theatre tour, Middle Eastern buffet, an opportunity to try at least 2 of our specialty drinks, gambling tickets, plus, one drawing ticket and dancing under the stars. This ticket does not guarantee a Hollywood Screen Test, but all guests will have an opportunity to have one, space permitting. And cake for all! Order Tickets After October 7 this ticket is $40.

*Must be 21 or over to try our Speakeasy drinks. You must provide I.D.

$30 Cinematheque Member King Tut's Buffet: SOLD OUT
This ticket package includes the silent film cavalcade, Egyptian Theatre tour,  Middle Eastern buffet, an opportunity to try at least 2 of our specialty drinks, gambling tickets, plus, one drawing ticket, dancing under the stars and a Hollywood Screen Test. And cake for all! Order Tickets After October 7 this ticket is $35. This price will be honored for members of the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles and Hollywood Heritage as well as American Cinematheque members.

*Must be 21 or over to try our Speakeasy drinks. You must provide I.D. and a valid membership card. You may purchase two tickets at this price per membership.

$20 Speakeasy General Admission:
This ticket package includes the silent film cavalcade, Egyptian Theatre tour, drinks, one drawing ticket and dancing under the stars. Space permitting, Hollywood Screen Tests may be available after 11 PM. Cake for all! Gambling tokens will be available for purchase a la carte at the event. Order Tickets After October 7 this ticket is $25. Tickets are $25 at the door.

*Must be 21 or over to try our Speakeasy drinks. You must provide I.D.

Prices after October 7 are $5 more per package. No tickets that include food will be available at the door. Only general admission tickets will be included.

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