Orpheum Theatre

501 Edmund Street,
St. Joseph, MO 64501

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Auditorium, Saxe's Orpheum Theatre, St. Joseph, ca. 1912

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The grand old Orpheum Theatre in St. Joseph, MO. was the kind of downtown theatre we all miss. It was a Durwood-Dubinsky Theatre and showed "The African Queen" proudly.

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on November 27, 2010 at 4:52 am


Was on the Northeast corner of Edmund and 5th.

Opened 1924

Durwood Theaters of Kansas City, Mo., Stanley H. Durwood, President, had over 20 theaters in Kansas and Missouri.

Can always use more info and more photos.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 28, 2011 at 9:20 am

This house opened as Saxe’s Orpheum Theatre. It was featured in the February 24, 1912, issue of The Moving Picture World. The article said that prior to its conversion into a movie theater the building had housed a beer garden operated by the Schlitz company. The theater opened on December 15, 1911.

Tp on December 11, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Last date opened Saturday 11May1957. On Friday 4April 1958 the Orpheum Theater was sold the article in the paper said it will not be used as a Theater again. it was scene of half-century of stage productions,silent movies + talking movies. The Orpheum was gutted by fire on Jan23 1933 and was rebuilt and reopened in October same year. The Orpheum was raised on Thursday 15May1958 according to an add in the St Joe Newspress taken out by a local bank at the time.

Tinseltoes on August 11, 2012 at 8:31 am

Described in this 1912 trade article: archive

CSWalczak on August 11, 2012 at 12:31 pm

An old postcard view of the Orpheum: View link

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