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The New Orpheum Theatre cost approximately $2,000,000 to build, an extraordinary sum of money at that time. The New Orpheum Theatre opened April 30, 1927. It contained 2,764 seats, and the walls were lavishly painted ivory with a background of turquoise, magenta, and gold. A 7 ½ foot-wide chandelier hung on the ceiling. It was equipped with a Barton 3 manual 11 ranks theatre organ which was opened by organist Joe Gibbs Spring. By 1941 the Orpheum Theatre was operated by Paramount Pictures Inc. through their subsidiary John Balaban.
The final show to play the Orpheum Theatre was Walt Disney’s “The Monkey’s Uncle” starring Tommy Kirk on July 31, 1965. The Orpheum Theatre was torn down that same year, replaced by a bank.
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