Orpheum Theatre

417 Main Street,
Keokuk, IA 52632

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The Orpheum Theatre opened on August 11, 1911 with Maty Pickford in “Science”. It was located directly across the street from the Hippodrome Theatre. It was closed on June 23, 1917 with Wally Van in “Cutey’s Vacation”.

The building is now used for retail.

Contributed by Chuck

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on July 3, 2012 at 8:55 pm

From 2012 a photo of the Orpheum Theatre building.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 27, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Keokuk and the Great Dam, by John E. Hallwas, has a photo of construction under way on the Iowa Hotel, dated May 28, 1913, and the Orpheum Theatre can be seen in the background.

dallasmovietheaters on June 22, 2022 at 4:29 am

Mark Angell launched Orpheum Theatre primarily as a movie house in downtown Keokuk on August 11, 1911. The opening program feature Mary Pickford in “Science,” the Powers Picture western, “Nevada,” and Carl Alstrup in “The Son of the Executioner.” It appears to have closed permanently on June 23, 1917 with Wally Van in “Cutey’s Vacation.” Not sure where the guessy opening date of the “early 1920s” provided by user Chuck in the above synopsis originated.

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