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It's a slow, rainy day in our fair Los Angeles, which happens to coincide with the 82nd anniversary celebration of the Egyptian Theatre. Tonight's festivities include a special screening of Cleopatra, starring Claudette Colbert (with original costumes on display in the lobby), a cake-and-beverage reception with a pre-screening slideshow on 'Egyptomania,' a booksigning with Robert S. Birchard (author of Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood), and a 10-minute short, "The Hollywood You Never See" about the making of Cleopatra, courtesy of the DeMille society. Festivities kick off at 6:00 PM and the film begins at 8:30 PM.