Orpheum Theater For Sale

posted by jaburgreen on October 13, 2005 at 6:11 am

HANNIBAL, MO — The historic Orpheum Theater is up for sale.

Opened in 1922 as a vaudeville and silent movie house, the Orpheum features Adam-style architecture. Legendary performers such as the Marx Brothers, Ed Wynn, John Phillip Sousa, Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Betty Hutton and Duke Ellington once graced its stage.

The theater has 952 seats and is in mid-renovation. It will be sold with historic tax credits and restoration blueprints. The movie screen is still intact.

Hannibal was the boyhood home of Mark Twain and is a tourist destination.

Inquiries should be sent to .

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