Orpheum Theatre

Coleridge, NE 68727

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Functions: Community Center, Retail

Previous Names: Coleridge Auditorium

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The Coleridge Auditorium opened with a live event on November 30, 1916. The Auditorium became the main movie theatre in town soon thereafter. Manager Fred W. Anderson took over operation of the Auditorium changing its name to the Orpheum Theatre on November 27, 1920 with Harry Lonsdale in “Shepherd of the Hills”.

The theatre converted to talkies beginning on June 7, 1929 with Willard Mack in “The Voice of the City” supported by the silent Tom Moore comedy, “Hold Your Horses”. Anderson did not like what he heard and began work almost immediately on a new venue, the Joyo Theatre, which was designed for talkies. It launched July 25, 1930 with Ramon Novarro in “Gay Madrid” (it has its own page on Cinema Treasures). Anderson closed the Orpheum Theatre on July 13, 1930 with Bessie Love in “Chasing Rainbows.” Days later C.W. Ritchie began transforming the venue from former theatre / auditorium to retail store.

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