Orpheum Theater Center

220 East Main Street,
Marshalltown, IA 50158

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Trolleyguy on April 13, 2016 at 3:54 pm

Updated website link: https://mcc.iavalley.edu/about-mcc/campusfacilities/orpheum-theater/

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 16, 2014 at 12:40 pm

This page from Showmen’s Trade Review of August 20, 1949, features five photos of the RKO Orpheum Theatre in Marshalltown.

CSWalczak on December 12, 2010 at 12:26 am

This article mentions the renovations that have been made to the Orpheum: View link

The theater is now known as the Orpheum Theater Center and is administered by the Iowa Valley Community College District; the official webpage is here: http://www.iavalley.edu/orpheum/index.html Movies are occasionally shown. There is a picture of the theater on the page above and another on the site’s history page.

TLSLOEWS on November 4, 2009 at 6:02 pm

This is great. looks like another one not getting the wrecking ball.

kencmcintyre on February 19, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Here is article posted today about renovation efforts:

ticktock11 on April 6, 2008 at 1:05 pm

This was an atmospheric?

jaybird8100 on August 5, 2007 at 12:54 pm

The Marshalltown RKO Orpheum Theatre has been deeded to Iowa Valley Community College District for their downtown center for education of performing arts, radio & tv broadcasting and will still feature a movie theatre in at least part of the theatre building. The Orpheum Centre Board is working in conjunction with IVCCD.

tomdelay on September 18, 2005 at 12:49 pm

The Marshalltown Capitol Theatre (paragraph 1 above) once contained a Robert Morton pipe organ that went to a radio station. Eventually, the organ was purchased by the late Hollywood musican Edwin Lemar “Buddy” Cole as his first residence/studio recording organ. Years later this organ was added to the Wurlitzer from the Los Angeles United Artists Theatre as an even large recording studio instrument.

HowieT on December 5, 2003 at 11:30 am

You folks will be very successful.
If you need any consulting and/or film buying expertise
please email me!

sdoerr on December 1, 2003 at 9:49 am

What great plans! I hope you are successful! GOod luck in the restoration. If you need a website let me know!

Darkangel30 on November 4, 2001 at 9:48 am

I remember growing up spending a lot of summer days at the theater watching movies.I and a lot of my friends have a lot of good memories of the Orpheum I want my SON to have those same memories.I LOVE the Orpheum just the way it is… IT’S LIKE HOME TO ME…