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New Orpheum Theatre

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

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

The 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 (film)
1941/00/00 Dumbo is shown at the New Orpheum Theatre Dumbo
1952/00/00 A Streetcar Named Desire is exhibited 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 (film)
1968/00/00 Gone With the Wind is shown at the New Orpheum Theatre Gone with the Wind (film)
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 Neoclassical
Historic Use Specialty Store
Level of Significance State
Area of Significance Theatre
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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