Five Flags Center

405 Main Street,
Dubuque, IA 52001

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 30, 2023 at 3:12 am

This is not the only theater in Dubuque to have had the name Orpheum. The 1914-1915 American Motion Picture Directory lists a house called the Orpheum at 336 Main Street.

DavidZornig on July 27, 2018 at 6:26 pm

1910 image added via Gary Dieters‎.
Shows original cost at $125,000.00

DavidZornig on March 26, 2018 at 8:14 pm

Undated photo as the Majestic added via Robert Ungs.

Chris1982 on November 14, 2014 at 3:16 am

Side note: before being called the Moulin Rouge it was the Mistinguett Music Hall.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 3, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Although the former Majestic Theater is part of the Five Flags Center, the theater itself is billed as the Five Flags Theater (move Street View closer and see the name on the windows.)

Encyclopedia Dubuque has pages for the Majestic Theatre, which features three interior photos, and for the Orpheum Theatre, which has a photo showing the facade.

The line in the introduction saying that the Majestic was modeled after the original Moulin Rouge in Paris doesn’t make sense, as this is what the original Moulin Rouge looked like.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on March 10, 2011 at 4:38 pm

The first all-talking movie, Lights of New York, began a run at the Majestic Theatre on August 5, 1928.

kencmcintyre on February 14, 2008 at 11:53 pm

Here is another LOC photo, no date given:

kencmcintyre on December 5, 2007 at 7:25 pm

Here’s another view from a different LOC page:

kencmcintyre on December 5, 2007 at 5:10 pm

Here is one of the Library of Congress photos from Ed Wilke’s link. There are twelve if you happen across the site:

William on December 5, 2003 at 11:43 am

The RKO Orpheum Theatre seated 1000 people.

jeffkorns on March 9, 2002 at 5:57 pm

The theatre architects were Rapp and Rapp. It was built in about 1910.