CHM Event

First Tuesday Talks

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Virtual Event

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The History and Mystery Behind the Egyptian Theatre presented by Kara J. Long

Suggested donation: $5 (or what you are able).*


Kara Long is the Executive Director and Theatre Manager of the Egyptian Theatre and has been since 2014 when the theatre reopened. She is from Delaware, Ohio where she very successfully managed the operation of another historic theatre, The Strand, as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director for 12 years. In addition to over 17 years of management experience in theatres like the local Egyptian, Kara has been interested and involved in the movie business since she was 16 years old. She says that hearing an audience laughing, screaming, singing, or clapping is what keeps her coming back for more each day.

Have you ever wondered why it’s called the Egyptian Theatre, what’s behind the curtain, or what it’s like to operate an historic theater? I will highlight the history of the Egyptian Theatre, while discussing the history of the movie exhibition business, and how to run an historical building. Come to have all of the questions about your local Egyptian Theatre answered – the history and mystery revealed.               

*Please consider donating what you can utilizing the “DONATE” button on the top right corner of the webpage or by contacting the museum, so that we can continue to offer programs such as this one. Thank you for your generosity.

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