Orpheum Theatre

525 Rue Sainte Catherine West,
Montreal, QC H3B

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Opened as Bennett’s Theatre on August 18, 1907, the theatre was renamed the Orpheum in 1910. It became part of the Consolidated chain in 1930.

The theatre, last operated by Famous Players, was demolished in 1963 to make way for an office building.

Contributed by Mike Rivest

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trotm
trotm on November 30, 2006 at 6:42 pm

I have a vintage chest of the Orpheum Theater troup with postcards signed by actors. Probably dating of its beginning.
Would have some patrimonial use ? I would be willing to donate it to a cultural foundation , if it is used (solely) for a patrimonial use.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 25, 2011 at 5:56 pm

The image in that photo looks like Cine 539, elsewhere on Cinema Treasures.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 25, 2011 at 5:59 pm

The Orpheum has some claim to fame for admirers of Vittorio De Sica’s Italian neo-realist classic The Bicycle Thief/Ladri di biciclette, which played here at the Orpheum in May 1952 for two weeks only. A review appeared in the Montreal Gazette on May 20, 1952.

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