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New Orpheum Theatre

  • Also Known As: RKO Orpheum Theatre also Orpheum Theatre
  • Also Known As: Orpheum Children's Science Museum

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

New Orpheum Theatre open in 1914 as a vaudeville and moving picture theater in Champaign, Illinois. It was design by the Chicago architectural firm of Rapp and Rapp to be a one-third scale model of the opera house at Versailles. Currently, it is the Orpheum Children's Science Museum. - AsNotedIn


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1914/10/19 Orpheum Circuit Owner New Orpheum Theatre opens as a combination vaudeville and moving picture house
1914/10/19 Rapp and Rapp Architect New Orpheum Theatre opens as a combination vaudeville and moving picture house
1915/00/00 Will Rogers Vaudeville Will Rogers plays the New Orpheum Theatre
1916/00/00 Birth of A Nation is shown at the New Orpheum Theatre The Birth of a Nation
1917/00/00 Intolerance is shown at the New Orpheum Theatre Intolerance
1918/00/00 Marx Brothers Vaudevillian The Marx Brothers play the New Orpheum Theatre
1921/00/00 Bill Robinson Vaudeville Bill Robinson plays the New Orpheum Theatre
1922/00/00 Burns and Allen play the New Orpheum Theatre
1922/00/00 Jack Benny Vaudeville Jack Benny plays the New Orpheum Theatre
1928/00/00 Bob Hope Vaudeville Bob Hope plays the New Orpheum Theatre in Champaign
1931/00/00 City Lights is shown at the New Orpheum Theatre City Lights
1939/03/12 Last regular schedule vaudeville and stage show at the New Orpheum Theatre
1940/00/00 Gone With the Wind is shown at the New Orpheum Theatre Gone with the Wind
1941/00/00 Dumbo is shown at the New Orpheum Theatre Dumbo
1952/00/00 A Streetcar Named Desire is shown at the New Orpheum Theatre A Streetcar Named Desire
1955/00/00 Mister Roberts is shown at the New Orpheum Theatre Mister Roberts
1964/09/00 "A Hard Days Night" is shown at the New Orpheum Theatre. A Hard Day's Night
1968/00/00 Gone With the Wind is shown at the New Orpheum Theatre Gone with the Wind
1986/00/00 The New Orpheum Theatre closes
1994/12/27 Orpheum Children's Science Museum opens

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Particulars for New Orpheum Theatre:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Entertainment - Recreation
Criteria Historic Event
Owner Local
Architectural Style Neo-Classical
Historic Use Specialty store
Level of Significance State
Area of Significance Theater
Historic use Vaudeville Theatre



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 91000085
Resource Type:
Owner: Local
Architect: Rapp and Rapp
Architectural Style: Classical revival
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Entertainment-recreation, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1914
Historic Function: Recreation and Culture, Commerce, Trade
Historic Sub-Function: Specialty store, Theater
Current Function: Vacant, not in use
Current Sub-Function:

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