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Orpheum Theatre


  • Address: 197 S Main St
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building


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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1928/11/19 Rapp and Rapp Architect New Orpheum theatre opens a cost of $1.6 million. The new Orpheum features glittering gold and silver leaf, marble, lush carpets and antique crystal chandeliers and a Wurlitzer organ.
1928/11/19 Orpheum Circuit Owner New Orpheum theatre opens a cost of $1.6 million. The new Orpheum features glittering gold and silver leaf, marble, lush carpets and antique crystal chandeliers and a Wurlitzer organ.
1928/11/19 Rudolph Wurlitzer Company Craftsman New Orpheum theatre opens a cost of $1.6 million. The new Orpheum features glittering gold and silver leaf, marble, lush carpets and antique crystal chandeliers and a Wurlitzer organ.
1977/00/00 Orpheum Theatre in Memphis is revitalized in 1977, 1984 and 2015.
2017/08/25 Ending a 34-year-old tradition, the Orpheum announces that it will not show GWTW in the future because of the film's racial content. The Orpheum showed GWTW on August 11, the same night a white nationalist rally took place in Charlottesville, VA. Gone with the Wind

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Particulars for Orpheum Theatre:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Entertainment - Recreation
Criteria Historic Event
Architectural Style Italian Renaissance Revival
Level of Significance Local
Owner Private
Architectural Style Renaissance Revival
Area of Significance Theater



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 77001289
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Rapp,C.W. and George L.
Architectural Style: Renaissance, Other
Attribute: Italian Renaissance
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Entertainment-recreation, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Significant Year: 1927, 1928
Historic Function: Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Theater
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Theater

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