Roberts Orpheum Theater

416 N. Ninth Street,
St. Louis, MO 63101

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The Orpheum Theater first opened on Labor Day 1917. In the Film Daily Yearbook editions 1941-1943, the 2,000-seat theater was listed as (Closed).

Contributed by Paul Salley, Ellen Knittel

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JAlex
JAlex on March 10, 2005 at 3:53 pm

The website for the Roberts ORPHEUM is: www.robertsorpheum.com

teecee
teecee on March 15, 2005 at 4:34 pm

Nice photos, including architectural details, at this link:
http://www.builtstlouis.net/opos/frames.html

Lak
Lak on November 18, 2008 at 8:28 pm

Does anyone know if the work on the North side exterior archway and balcony have been completed?

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on November 18, 2008 at 9:18 pm

Wow, the theatre looks great. Appears they must have done a chemical cleaning of the exterior brickwork during their renovation. The new signage looks sleek too. Updated but not overbearing. Went back to the original name. Nice job!

JAlex
JAlex on February 5, 2009 at 8:11 pm

The re-do of the carriage entrance is currently on-hold for the arrival of terra cotta from Italy.

JAlex
JAlex on January 29, 2010 at 6:08 pm

The re-do of the porte cochere on the St. Charles side of the theatre was completed last December.

Lak
Lak on March 8, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Any current photos of the resotred carriage entrance?

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on August 8, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Nice looking theatre.

Brad Smith
Brad Smith on January 8, 2014 at 9:16 pm

This photograph of the Orpheum Theatre was taken by George Mann in 1927.

KCB3Player
KCB3Player on June 6, 2014 at 8:49 pm

When will the theater re-open or is the Hotel still trying to expand and demolish the auditorium and build two ballrooms while retaining the front of the Orpheum? Hope there is some good news about it being readied for a grand re-opening. Too bad the last owners tiered the main floor – hope that was not concrete and can be removed and seats put back in.

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