Orpheum Theatre

5434 S. Tacoma Way,
Tacoma, WA 98409

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Functions: Restaurant

Previous Names: Idle Hour Theatre

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Orpheum Theatre

Both the 1912 and 1920 list the address for the Idle Hour and later the Orpheum Theatre as Union Avenue but other publications listed the theatre on S. Tacoma Way. The theatre was a small silent film exhibition venue which never converted to sound and closed around 1926.

Contributed by john coursey

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SethG on June 16, 2022 at 3:35 pm

Correct address is 5434 S Tacoma Way. Union ends at 47th. It used to merge with Broadway (now called Tacoma), and keeps the Union name on the 1912 map. The building is still there, rather shabby, and the theater space is a Vietnamese restaurant.

JackCoursey on June 16, 2022 at 10:34 pm

Woohoo! Thanks for the update! I immediately headed out to get a shot of what remains. Will need to change the status from Demolished to Closed although with the way development is around here the threat of the wreaking ball is ever present.

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