Orpheum Theatre

202 N. State Street,
Jerseyville, IL 62052

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The Orpheum Theatre was operated by the Pirtle Circuit.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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kencmcintyre on September 16, 2009 at 3:19 pm

This is an excerpt from a February 2006 story on the Stadium Theater in the Alton Telegraph:

S.E. Pirtle operated the popular Stadium in its early days, when every town had a theater, and Jerseyville had three. The movie entrepreneur also ran the Orpheum Theater on North State Street, now the Jerseyville Banking Center lot. The Jersey Theatre was on South State Street.

kencmcintyre on September 16, 2009 at 3:42 pm

This is from the same paper in November 1946, so it looks like North State Street is correct.

Santa Claus will also visit the business area this season and a special committee has been named to work out the details. The committee is composed of Charles Daniels, Laverne Nelson and Ed Porter. A community Christmas tree will be sponsored this year and arrangements will be made to place the tree on the vacant lots north of the Orpheum Theater on North State street.

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