Third in our series on Egyptian movie theaters around the country.
Opening of the movie "Duel In the Sun," 1946, at Peery's Egyptian Theater.
From small towns on the plains, to inner-city neighborhoods on the coasts, theaters used to be at the center of nearly every American community, right along with the local hardware store and maybe a deli or family-owned grocery. But as indoor shopping malls and multiplexes grew in popularity from the 1970s on, traditional central business districts lost their luster and their patrons.
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