Orpheum Theatre

6050 Main Street,
Tannersville, NY 12485

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The 1941 edition of Film Daily Yearbook shows the Orpheum Theatre open with a seating capacity of 250.

The Catskill Mountain Foundation has converted the former Orpheum Theatre into a peforming arts center. The Foundation had hoped to reopen the Orpheum Theatre by fall of 2006, but it didn’t re-open until around 2011.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 31, 2005 at 2:36 pm

“Already well under way is a $2 million restoration of the 400-seat Orpheum in Tannersville. Built in 1956, on the site of a silent movie-era picture palace that burned down, Orpheum had been shuttered for 22 years before being bought, as prospective state-of-the-art performing arts center, by Catskill Mountain Foundation”.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 31, 2005 at 2:45 pm

Here is an article about the Orpheum theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 16, 2009 at 3:53 pm

Here is the Orpheum in 1985.

CSWalczak on September 27, 2009 at 4:31 pm

It would appear theater is not really being “restored;” based on the pictures in this article, it would appear that only the facade and some exterior walls will be saved as part of the new Orpheum Performing Arts Center: View link

mp775 on October 7, 2009 at 8:14 am

The façade and exterior walls don’t look all that special. What’s it like on the inside?

CSWalczak on October 7, 2009 at 10:47 am

Looking at the picture in the article- which looks like it was taken from about where the stage would have been – I would say that the interior was stripped down to the bare walls.

gd14lawn on January 3, 2012 at 12:34 pm

The Orpheum Performing Arts Center is now open.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 6, 2012 at 7:40 am

The current related website link doesn’t have any information about upcoming events at the Orpheum, but the site Friends of the Orpheum does.

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