Orpheum Theater

425 Broadway,
Hannibal, MO 63401

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robertcampbell on April 18, 2019 at 7:53 pm

The theater is now called “The Crossing” and is a church and has been for several years now. Their website and facebook page have great pictures of the interior.

CSWalczak on July 15, 2012 at 11:20 pm

It is being renovated and restored but for use as a church: View article

nonsportsnut on July 15, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Any information on a possible personal appearance in the late 1920’s or earlt 1930’s of Ted Healy and the Three Stooges?

Frank Reighter

spectrum on November 25, 2010 at 9:43 pm

oops… spoke too soon! The Orpheum has been bought by three men associated with the local baseball team who are planning to complete renovations ($500,000) and reopen as a performing arts center! No new webpage yet.

spectrum on November 25, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Bloomingsburg’s link has a great overview of the property, showing a lot of good interior photos and describing what renovations had been completed and what had not. It looks to be in excellent condition – the auditorium is in excellent shape and the lobbies – a lot had already been done. The realty property listing indicates it has been sold but I haven’t been able to find out who it was sold to or their present plans.

kschneiderstl on March 26, 2010 at 5:19 am

youtube video shows more angles and interior photos.

View link

kschneiderstl on March 26, 2010 at 5:15 am

I was in Hannibal last week. Apparently this is a music venue now, as the marquee listed The Marshall Tucker Band.
Haven’t been inside. It’s interesting because from the street and in the photos here it looks like a tiny place. I didn’t realize until after reading the description here and seeing that it has 1660 seats that that little white building was just the foyer.

bloosoda on December 29, 2008 at 7:04 pm

Yes, it still stands, untouched today.

TheaterOwner01 on June 28, 2008 at 10:15 am

Its a shame no one eveyr bought it and fixed it up,

ChaletTheatersLLC on October 7, 2006 at 7:18 am

They did disclose some of the information ( Prestige) at the sending of the lease/purchase there was a additional 50k more or less that was not told to me, Andrew and Kristy of Prestige are good people i believe, we just decided not to take 115k over in debt and liens that they have on the building. Chalet Theaters LLC will continue to get more theaters that are closed as the Pioneer in TX and is working on one now in Kansas, thanks guys for your support here at Cinema Treasures.

jaburgreen on October 7, 2006 at 7:14 am

Prestige Realty would be more than happy to disclose the financial information of the Orpheum Theater and honestly answer all pertinent questions for those who are interested in purchasing this wonderful building. As one of the owners, I am extremely satisfied with Prestige’s professional approach in handling the sale of the Orpheum Theater.

ChaletTheatersLLC on October 7, 2006 at 6:41 am

THat is correct, we recinded the offer yuesterday, Prestige Realty did not disclose some things, and did not return answers of very important questions, The people that own it owe quite a bit in liens, thanks guys

jaburgreen on October 7, 2006 at 6:37 am

Chalet Theaters has NOT purchased the Historic Orpheum Theater. Chalet Theaters offered a “Lease to Purchase” option which was considered by the owners (me being one of the owners), but Chalet Theaters rescinded their offer BEFORE any contracts were signed. Therefore, the Orpheum Theater is still FOR SALE!! For more information regarding the purchase of this beautiful theater please contact Kristy Trevathan of Prestige Realty at (573) 221-8171 or go to the listing on EBAY.

ChaletTheatersLLC on October 6, 2006 at 7:14 pm

Thank you, i will, i have had some troubles with the plans as they are with another person but some of the plans are very very nice!

NativeForestHiller on October 6, 2006 at 6:48 pm

You have a gem in your hands. As a New York resident who values preservation & adaptive reuse of historic theaters, I am very content with the plans! Lots of luck!!! Please keep us up to date.

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ChaletTheatersLLC on October 5, 2006 at 12:00 pm

Chalet Theaters has bought the theater and is scheduled new construction crews this November, planned re-opening is scheduled for January 2, 2007

DeenaBudd on July 18, 2005 at 1:21 pm

All through the month of July, you can enjoy “Vaudeville…Now” being performed at the Orpheum Theater with local talent.

whitedeer on March 31, 2005 at 11:22 am

Mr. North and Mr. Burgreen have been busy diligently working on the renovations/restorations of the Orpheum Theater. They have scheduled performances and behind the scenes look for June and July. Please check out their website at www.hpacorpheum.com for the latest information and news

DeenaBudd on November 27, 2004 at 10:22 pm

The Orpheum Theater was recently purchased by J. Andrew Burgreen, Producing Artistic Director, and John E. North, Managing Director. They plan to establish the Hannibal Performing Arts Center there as a non-profit performing arts organization dedication to the promotion of music, dance, drama and visual arts relying on local talent as well as professional artists. The season will begin in July 2005 after a six month renovation/restoration period. For more information, visit the website at www.hpacorpheum.com

posted by Deena Budd (West) on November 27, 2004 at 9:20 p.m.

Heather1029 on August 3, 2004 at 11:48 pm

After a fire on their campus, Hannibal-LaGrange College began using the Orpheum as the home for all their main stage shows and concerts. The college used the theatre until the fall of 2003 when they moved into the new Roland Fine Arts Center. The Orpheum is currently for sale by the college.