Orpheum Theatre

316 S. Main Street,
Hillsboro, IL 62049

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Operated by: Eisentraut Theatres

Previously operated by: Frisina Amusement Company

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Fellis Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 217.532.6066
Manager: 217.532.6066

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Orpheum Theatre 2011

This theatre originally opened as the 600 seat capacity Fellis Theatre in the 1920’s. It operated as a vaudeville house with a combination of live acts and movies. It was renamed Orpheum Theatre in 1929. By the early-1940’s it was operated by the Frisina Amusement Co. It ran continuously until 2000 and closed for about two years. In 2002, new seats and DTS stereo was added in addition to marquee restoration.

A new operator took over in 2003 and the theatre is more vibrant than ever with almost a cult following of regular customers from as far away as St. Louis and Springfield, IL. The balcony was converted to a second auditorium in the early-1980’s and is still that way.

Contributed by Jeff Eisentraut

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

TheaterBuff1 on December 2, 2005 at 11:23 pm

An excellent link regarding this theater in greater detail can be seen here:


Also, the theater’s official website:


mlovest87 on March 20, 2008 at 8:07 pm

this is a wonderful theatre… i enjoy going there.

EdBaumgarten on March 4, 2012 at 7:08 pm

My photoset from the Orpheum:


DavidZornig on October 20, 2019 at 9:46 am

1946 photo added courtesy Josh Cross.

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