Orpheum Theatre

651 Queen Street E.,
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2A6

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Orpheum Theatre

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The Orpheum Theatre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario opened in 1935 and closed in 1979. It was operated by Famous Players.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

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dpellarin
dpellarin on August 29, 2011 at 8:44 am

They used to show a lot of “B” movies and double bills. Probably the least attended movie theater in the city. My parents were there the night the ceiling started caving in. The theater was demolished shortly thereafter.

TivFan
TivFan on December 5, 2012 at 7:49 am

The Orpheum Theatre was located on Queen Street. Anybody know the address? On the Sault St. Marie page on Facebook, it states that the Orpheum is “right next door” to the Biltmore, existing now as the Lock City Grand Theatre. The Biltmore opened in 1950 (658 seats), became the Odeon in 1965 and closed in 1989. It was a bingo hall, then it was restored in 2007 as the Lock City Grand.

TivFan
TivFan on December 5, 2012 at 7:55 am

Using the Google street view, the Orpheum was probably to the right of the Biltmore/Grand, and demolished. There is a newer building in the view, with an alleyway to the right of this. In the archive photo of the Orpheum, there is an alleyway to the right of the building. The same? Maybe.

Stephen McPhail
Stephen McPhail on January 7, 2016 at 5:12 pm

there’s a good article you guys should check out, called “Old Sault Cinemas Gone, etc.”, that’s online at: http://www.sootoday.com/content/news/details.asp?c=75941.

the article doesn’t actually give the address for the Orpheum Cinema; but, it was 651 Queen St. E., the current location of a lounge, called “Loplops”.

the Biltmore, a few doors west, was 641 Queen St. E. and across the street on the north side, the Algoma Theatre was 654 Queen St. E.

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