Orpheum Theatre

326 S. Main Street,
Ann Arbor, MI 49104

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Previously operated by: Butterfield Theaters

Functions: Restaurant

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Orpheum...Ann Arbor Michigan

Built in 1913 for J.F. Wuerth, the Orpheum Theatre was operated by the Butterfield circuit beginning in 1923.

Six years later, the theater closed, and was completely remodeled, including the removal of its balcony, reducing seating from over 800 to 500. Also, at this time, the Orpheum Theatre had sound equipment installed.

In early-1945, the theatre was closed again, but opened on a sporadic basis once more in 1948, now screening foreign films. In 1957, the theatre was closed again, and this time was not reopened. It was gutted in 1960, reopening as a store.

Today, the building is home to a popular Italian restaurant, Gratzi.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on January 25, 2012 at 5:39 pm

From the late 1930s a street scene photo that captured a view of the Orpheum & Wuerth theatres.

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