The Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb, Illinois was built in 1929, during the height of a national fascination with Ancient Egypt throughout the United States, due, in large part, to the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922. This Microcotta restoration was completed in 1983 and the colors are as vivid today as when they were first installed. Careful attention was given to the historical accuracy of the Art Deco color palette. The 1,430-seat auditorium was added to the National Register in 1978. Although the DeKalb Egyptian Theatre is one of up to one hundred Egyptian-style theatres built during the early 20th century, it is believed to be one of only six remaining in the United States. Microcotta is proud to be a part of preserving this heritage for future generations.