Orpheum Theatre

119 S. Main Street,
Plentywood, MT 59254

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This 250-seat movie house on Main Street near Railroad Avenue in Plentywood was in operation until just recently.

The city of Plentywood’s website shows under “The Movies” page both the Orpheum and the Sunset Drive-In (which is currently closed for the season and reopens in the spring). The site notes that “due to the increase in operating expenses and decline in revenue, the Orpheum Theatre will not be opening this fall. Outstanding gift certificates may be used at the Sunset Drive-In next spring”.

Any additional information on the Orpheum would be appreciated.

Contributed by Bryan

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Silvernale
Silvernale on December 11, 2005 at 4:15 am

This theatre is only shut down until the owners raise $40,000 for a new heating system. They do plan on reopening after auctioning off posters found in the theatre from the 30’s on.

BigDave63
BigDave63 on November 28, 2011 at 11:51 pm

The Orpheum Theater is alive and kicking. The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture formed a non-profit corporation to purchase and operate it several years back.

It closes in the summer months so as not to compete with the Sunset Drive In. Previously the two theaters had been co-owned by a succession of owners over the years.

The most recent news regarding the Orpheum is the renovation of the marquee which was done this summer. It was taken down and professionally restored with paint and neon repair done. Digital projection and new seats are among the next projects planned.

Chuck1231, regarding the sound insulation, that’s not really a major concern. Even though it is next to railroad tracks, the tracks are a branch line that sees minimal traffic. If there is activity on the branch line, it is usually during daylight hours and doesn’t interfere with the movies in the evening hours.

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