Orpheum Theatre

54 S. Chicago Street,
Freeport, IL 61032

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The Orpheum Theatre opened in 1912. It was a nickelodeon that seated 400 and closed in 1917. The site is now used for retail.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 30, 2018 at 7:18 pm

The 1914-1915 American Motion Picture Directory lists the Orpheum Theatre at 77 Stephenson Street. Meanwhile, the August 2, 1913 issue of The Moving Picture World had this item:

“Carl Eademacher, owner of the Orpheum Theater at Freeport, has opened a new airdome on Chicago street, in that city. The place has a capacity of 1,000, and secures an admission of ten cents for two acts of vaudeville and three reels of pictures. The plan of operating in conjunction with the theater, which has been so popular in Illinois, will be followed, and in case of rain the performances are being held in the Orpheum.”

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