Original murals restored, reinstalled at Sioux City’s Orpheum
SIOUX CITY, SD — Two original murals dating from the Orpheum’s opening in 1917 have been restored and now grace again the walls of this theater that was home to vaudeville and movies. Three others are undergoing restoration and will be installed later, although the location of two others is unknown.
The dancing Grecian ladies in the murals at the Orpheum Theater recently became more vivid, even as their history remains a cloudy mystery.
After a yearlong, $40,000 restoration project, two murals original to the 1913 building were reinstalled this week, without the almost 100 years of grime.
“We are very excited to have these murals back in the building safe, sound and restored,” said Russ DeCurtins, the general manager for SMG, the company that has managed the theater for the city since 2003.
The full story is in the Argus Leader.