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SCHEDULE of EVENTS & FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS regarding the 90th Anniversary Masquerade Ball:
(Per the American Cinematheque, owners of The Egyptian Theatre:)
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 be 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.
6:30PM: FILM PROGRAM
To start off the evening, have a seat in our main auditorium for a compilation of short films! Between shorts, there will be a few live entertainment acts, including Will Ryan on the one and ONLY genuine Humidophonic Stradivarius Ukulele known to exist and professional magician Mark Paskell!
The following films will screen (screening order to be determined):
"The Ince Studio Tour 1920 - 1922" (1922, 20 min). A tour of the Thomas H. Ince Studios, the 14-acre lot on Washington Blvd. in Los Angeles.
"Cops" (1922, 22 min). Through a series of misunderstandings, Buster Keaton winds up with a man’s wallet, a family’s furniture, an anarchist’s bomb and an army of cops chasing after him.
"A Trip To Paramountown" (1922, 20 min.) Through the magic of the camera lens, we visit one of Hollywood's most famous studios and meet its stars.
"Mud and Sand" (1922, 29 min ). Stan Laurel stars as matador Rhubarb Vaselino, who must go head-to-horns with the deadliest bull in Spain.
"Magic Mummy" (1933, 7 min). Police officers Tom and Jerry (not the famous cat and mouse duo) are in hot pursuit of a mummy thief.
"Egyptian Theatre THE IRON HORSE Footage" (1925, 6 min.) See some amazing silent footage of the Egyptian Theatre in 1925. Theatre impresario Sid Grauman performs a publicity stunt for the film THE IRON HORSE by running a Southern Pacific locomotive down Hollywood Boulevard with cowboys and Native Americans aboard!
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.
After the shorts program, join us for an evening of 1922-style entertainment including dancing to premier vintage orchestra Dean Mora’s Modern Rhythmnists, make your own Hollywood Screen Test, 1920s libations, a buffet fit for King Tut, gaming in our speakeasy gambling den, docent-led tours of the Egyptian's private spaces, Mystics, a 1920s fashion parade, Paper Moon Vintage Photos and more exotic entertainment than you can fathom - including performances by Princess Farhana and DeVilla who will provide a vintage-style floor show, recreating the glamour of Old Hollywood and the "orientalist" fantasies of silent films, the Victory Variety Hour burlesque troupe who will perform "Egyptian Epic," and close-up magic from professional magician Mark Paskell!
Musso & Frank, The Varnish and Sadie will create special vintage-inspired cocktails for the evening. Bars will open at 8PM.
Drawings throughout the night for many fabulous prizes: Dinners at premier Hollywood restaurants, tix to stage shows, and much more! All guests can enter drawings and those who win big at the casino tables can cash in their chips for extra drawing tickets.
It's a costume party! Come as your favorite Hollywood icon of the 1920s, an Egyptian fresh off the set of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS or an early 20th century explorer of Egypt!
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.
Only $25 "Speakeasy General Admission" tickets are still being sold on Fandango and at the door. All higher price levels are now sold out!
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.
*Must be 21 or over to try our Speakeasy drinks. You must provide I.D.)
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 floor shows 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.
Can I purchase a ticket at the door?
The box office will be open for sales on the night of the event, but will probably not sell more than 10 tickets that include food since we have to order food in advance. It will sell general admission tickets for $25.
Choice of Two of the Following:
Chicken Breast Kebab (Shish Tawook)
Lula Kebab (beef)
Mousakka (Eggplant, Vegetarian)
Spinach Fatayer (Vegetarian)
Serving each of:
Sarma (stuffed grape leaves, vegetarian)
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 above-mentioned, 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
What type of mystic will I encounter 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.
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.
HOPEFULLY ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ARE ANSWERED. SEE YOU THERE!