1192 Market Street,
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Built in 1926 as a part of the Pantages Theatre circuit, the theater sputtered through its first years as a vaudeville house and was sold to RKO. The theater was soon reopened as the New Orpheum Theatre and remained a first run movie house for the next 35 years.
The theater was purchased in the 1970’s, closed briefly, and then reopened in 1977 for live theater. However, this conversion was not a success and it closed again in 1981.
The Shorenstein Hays Nederlander Organization bought the Orpheum Theatre in 1981 and reinvigorated it with the best travelling Broadway shows in the nation. Under their leadership, the Orpheum has now been going strong for over 20 years.
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