Orpheum Theater

264 South Street,
Utica, NY 13501

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Previously operated by: Kallet Theaters Inc.

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Orpheum Theater

The Orpheum Theater on South Street dates back to at least 1919. The Orpheum Theater is listed in the 1951 Film Daily Yearbook with 720 seats. It is not listed in 1955.

Contributed by Ken Roe, Lost Memory

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Jack Theakston
Jack Theakston on October 3, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Should be listed as demolished. There still stands an empty lot where it once was.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 22, 2013 at 4:07 pm

According to the article Tinseltoes linked to, the South Street Theatre opened in July, 1914. William P. Donlon, operator of the Orpheum Theatre on Lafayette Street, took over this house after the original Orpheum burned in March, 1917.

Our Movie Houses: A History of Film & Cinematic Innovation in Central New York, by Norman O. Keim, lists the Orpheum as having been in operation until 1953.

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