Architects Mendel Meyer & Phillip W. Holler of the Milwaukee Building Co. designed the building with decorator Raymond M. Kennedy in charge of decorative details. This theatre was among the first of many Egyptian Revival style theatres in the US.Robin Hood was shown at the first ever Hollywood Premiere at the grand opening of Grauman Egyptian Theatre on October 18, 1922 and continued to be screened until the first week of April 1923. The next attraction was The Covered Wagon followed by The Ten Commandments which premiered at the theatre on December 4, 1923. This was followed by The Thief of Bagdad and all had long runs, in fact Grauman Egyptian Theatre only played four movies in its first three years of operation. Grauman also presented an elaborate live stage show Prologue with each performance of the movies.