Orpheum Theatre

118 N. Main Street,
Rockford, IL 61101

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ORPHEUM Theatre; Rockford, Illinois.

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This early Rockford theater, located on N. Main Street, was opened in 1906 as a vaudeville house. It switched over to movies in 1915. The Orpheum Theatre closed in 1937 and has long since been demolished.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 23, 2012 at 4:36 am

Rockford 1900-World War I, by Eric A. Johnson, gives the address of the Orpheum Theatre as 118 N. Main Street. It was converted into a movie house in 1915, after Orpheum vaudeville shows were moved to the new Palace Theatre across the street.

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