Orpheum Theatre

216 State Street,
Madison, WI 53703

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MiltonSmith on October 25, 2012 at 12:46 am

Yes, so happy to see this theatre will be re-opening! I was rather worried about its future.

CSWalczak on October 18, 2012 at 2:31 pm

The theater, which had been closed recently, will be reopening son under the management of Frank Productions which hopes to purchase the theater when a bankruptcy sale is held: View article

MiltonSmith on August 24, 2012 at 6:57 pm

So sad, the future of this theater is in jeopardy due to feuding business partners. It would be nice to get new owners (actually, just replace the one owner who seems to have a history of shady dealings in Madison) and get that place back in business. So much work has been done and a lot to go and its still a VERY viable entertainment destination for downtown Madison!

Bordwell on June 27, 2012 at 11:57 am

A rundown on the amazing saga of the Orpheum in recent years—scams, dodges, arson, and girlfriends. http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/crime_and_courts/blog/theater-of-the-absurd-how-bad-deals-shenanigans-have-brought/article_cdb20940-bfcf-11e1-a60f-001a4bcf887a.html

MiltonSmith on June 1, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Its my understanding this theater no longer shows movies anymore, its a live concert venue and used for weddings. They removed the seats all the way to 30' from the stage.

RickB on October 19, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Underage drinker blacks out, breaks fountain in theater: http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/entertainment/132088448.html

MiltonSmith on July 12, 2011 at 7:37 pm

According to what I have been reading, the Stage Door Theatre is in the process of being removed so they can restore the Orpheum stage to its full original size. This is being done to accommodate bigger shows on the stage. They will still be showing movies but the focus is being shifted to live performances and bigger shows.

rivest266 on September 4, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Stage Door grand opening ad is at View link

TLSLOEWS on July 6, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Very nice photos.

cbnight on May 27, 2010 at 2:32 pm

2010 interior photo
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Lost Memory on September 11, 2009 at 9:20 am

Here is the Orpheum from another angle.

missmelbatoast on August 23, 2009 at 1:41 pm

This 1945 view comes courtesy of LIFE –
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kencmcintyre on March 27, 2009 at 6:46 pm

These folks had their wedding at the Orpheum:

Nushboy07 on December 16, 2008 at 7:49 am

I love seeing movie theatres that are still in business after so many years. It really keeps the history of the past alive. It’s fantastic! If only the NuWilshire Theatre was still around…Ughh…I miss working there.

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Lost Memory on December 15, 2008 at 10:08 am

This is the Orpheum from a different angle.

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Lost Memory on September 28, 2008 at 8:03 pm

Here is the Orpheum in September of 2008.

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Lost Memory on July 23, 2008 at 11:01 am

A July 2008 photo can be seen here.

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Lost Memory on June 14, 2008 at 8:51 am

This is a June 2008 close-up view.

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Lost Memory on May 3, 2008 at 7:53 pm

Here is another photo.

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Lost Memory on April 18, 2008 at 4:51 pm

This is a recent photo of the Orpheum from a different angle.

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Lost Memory on October 29, 2007 at 7:26 am

Another 2007 photo of the Orpheum Theater can be seen here.

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Lost Memory on October 25, 2007 at 6:42 pm

A Kimball theater organ size 3/9 was installed in the Orpheum Theater in 1927.