Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center

1 School Street,
Foxborough, MA 02035

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Previously operated by: Daytz Theatre Enterprises Corp., Orpheum Circuit

Functions: Movies, Performing Arts

Previous Names: Orpheum Theatre, Foxborough Regional Center for the Performing Arts

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 508.543.2787
Manager: 508.543.4434

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The Orpheum Theatre was originally built in 1926 as a silent movie theatre. By 1957 the Orpheum Theatre was operated by Daytz Theatre Enterprises Corp. and continued to show movies throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s and was triplexed in 1984. Finally, after over 70 years as a movie theatre, the Orpheum Theatre closed in 1989.

The Foxborough Regional Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. purchased the Orpheum Theatre in 1993 and converted the theatre into a peforming arts center and reopened it in 1994. By 2018 it had been renamed Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center.

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Ron Newman
Ron Newman on July 8, 2005 at 5:37 am

I was surprised to see the Orpheum reappear in today’s Boston Globe movie listings, after many years' absence. Turns out they are having a festival of recent documentaries each weekend in July.

It also appears that they are now using the name ‘Orpheum Theatre’, not ‘Foxborough Regional Center for the Performing Arts’.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on July 23, 2005 at 1:06 pm

Here is one of the photos I took last night before seeing Enron: the Smartest Guys in the Room. The Orpheum is a 32 minute drive from where I live. The village common across from the theatre is very pleasant.

snorwood on July 23, 2005 at 9:18 pm

I’m glad that you made it out to the Foxboro theatre; you should have stopped by the booth! A former projectionist who had worked at the Orpheum years ago was visiting that night and enjoyed seeing the venue in its present form.

(I should point out here that the cause of Friday’s brief show interruption—a clogged fan which tripped a thermal sensor in the lamphouse power supply—was corrected on Saturday afternoon.)

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on August 8, 2006 at 8:03 am

The MGM Theatre Photograph and Report form for the Orpheum in Foxborough has a photo taken in May 1941. Unlike most of the facade photos in these Reports, the photographer stood about 100 yards away, for some reason. The address is given as “Rockhill Street”. The Report states that the theatre is not a MGM customer; but in the next line states that it has been presenting MGM product for over 10 years. It states that the theatre is over 15 years old; that it is in Good condition, and has 418 seats on the main floor and 113 in the balcony, total: 531 seats. A competing theatre is the Mansfield Theatre in Mansfield, and the 1940 population of Foxboro was 6,300.

James Fisher
James Fisher on April 28, 2007 at 10:10 pm

Today in history shown 1978 House Calls 7:00-9:00 lol Admission only $1.50 phone 543-5612 wow ! how time flies

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on October 13, 2008 at 10:33 am

For the Halloween season 2008 the Orpheum has fitted itself out as a “haunted theater” which patrons can roam through, including the backstage area.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on December 19, 2008 at 10:32 am

The Orpheum continues to host a variety of entertainments. During Christmas week there will be 2 different children’s shows on stage, and from Dec. 26 – 28 will run the annual Three Stooges film festival.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 8, 2010 at 12:26 pm

The Orpheum in Foxboro is listed in the 1927 Film Daily yearbook as having 300 seats and open 3 days per week.

orpheumtheatrefoxborough on September 18, 2017 at 8:18 am

Hello! We are under new management and very excited to be bringing back our core mission – performing arts and movies for the regional Foxborough, Massachusetts community! We are building our slate and looking forward to being part of the community once again –

Roy Rossi
Roy Rossi on November 27, 2018 at 9:55 pm

Now named “Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center”.

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