Orpheum Theater

111 Pittsburgh Street,
Connellsville, PA 15425

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 23, 2012 at 2:11 am

On May 1, 1969, the Connellsville Daily Courier ran an ad for the Orpheum Theatre that said “Closed for Repairs. Watch for Opening.” but the opening apparently never came. The July 14, 1970, issue of the newspaper had an item about proposed improvements for the former site of the Orpheum Theatre. The house closed at the end of April, 1969, and must have been demolished no more than 15 months later.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 23, 2012 at 1:16 am

Was there more than one location for the Orpheum Theatre at Connellsville, or was this house enlarged at some point? The December 16, 1916, issue of The Moving Picture World said that the Orpheum had opened on November 30 and seated 750.

kencmcintyre on April 4, 2010 at 3:11 am

Address should be updated. I can’t check from here to see if the building is still standing.

kencmcintyre on December 27, 2008 at 2:59 am

From Boxoffice magazine, January 1938:

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa.-G. Mikaris and F. Mikalarias, veteran exhibitors of this city, retired from the field this week. Orpheum Theater, here, recently extensively remodeled by the partners, has been acquired under long term lease by Altoona Publix Theaters.

janlcc on May 10, 2008 at 9:48 pm

1946 photo is now here.

kencmcintyre on February 8, 2007 at 12:58 am

Kind of an unfortunate name for the Candy Lady, don’t you think?