Orpheum Theatre

13 W. Poplar Street,
Harrisburg, IL 62946

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The Orpheum Theatre, which stood on Poplar Street at Main Street, was in operation from 1908. It was a remodel of a former Presbyterian Church.

It was operated by the Turner-Farrar Theatres chain by the early-1950s, and their offices were located at the Orpheum Theatre. The Orpheum Theatre was closed in 1977, and has since been demolished.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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kencmcintyre on March 14, 2009 at 11:56 am

Here is a December 1957 ad from the Harrisburg Daily Register. “Zero Hour” was the inspiration for the 1980 film “Airplane”.

lsnidle on February 21, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Does anyone know if this theater was remodeled in the late 50’s or early 60’s. I believe our church in Grayville, IL purchased the old theater seats. We are getting ready to remodel our church and we plan to sell the seats.

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