Orpheum Theater

620 Hampshire Street,
Quincy, IL 62301

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The Orpheum Theater was built in 1914 as a venue for legitimate theater and vaudeville. The theater switched to movies sometime later. The Orpheum Theater was torn down in the 1960’s.

Contributed by Matt Fessler

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route66sue
route66sue on December 30, 2004 at 8:13 pm

I have seen pics of this theatre at the Quincy Public Library. It was absolutely beautiful. If anyone had any to post, they are definitely worth seeing.

PaulWolter
PaulWolter on May 4, 2007 at 12:18 pm

This was an early Rapp and Rapp design. The Rockford Morning Star for Sunday, February 31, 1915 states the following in an article heralding the opening of the Palace Theatre in Rockford, Illinois:

“…Messrs. George and C. L. Rapp have specialized in theater designing and among their latest masterpieces are the New Oprheum in Champaign, the Orpheum in Quincy, the Columbia in Davenport, Ia., the New Palace in Fort Wayne, Ind., the Hippodrome in Chicago, the Ringling Theatre in Baraboo, Wis., and the Palace in Rockford. They also have theaters under construction in Louisville, Ky. and Grand Rapids, Mich.”

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 25, 2007 at 4:16 pm

A Wurlitzer theater organ opus 910 style “B” special was installed in the Orpheum Theater on 9/24/1924. Status: sold.

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