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CHS Pics | Era of a new awning at Capitol Hill’s Egyptian theater

While one old Capitol Hill theater has started a new life this summer, another has finally recovered from an indignity that left its historical face scarred for the past few years.

Destroyed by a truck during an October 2016 storm, the Egyptian’s E Pine awning has finally been repaired and upgraded.

The old awning had to be torn down after being ripped apart by a delivery truck on a blustery Seattle day. In the time since, a “SIFF CINEMA / EGYPTIAN THEATER” banner did its best to hide the scar on the Seattle Central-owned property.

The work is part of a busy year for Capitol Hill’s old theaters. In July, the Mexican flag rose above the Harvard Exit where the Consulate of Mexico in Seattle has moved in and now serves hundreds daily.

As for the Egyptian, SIFF updated much of the 1915-built theater after it took over the venue following the exit of Landmark Theaters.




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