Orpheum Theater and Office Building, Wichita

Orpheum Theater and Office Building, Wichita

The Orpheum Theatre opened on September 4, 1922, and was the first atmospheric theatre in the United States though whether or not it can be considered a true "atmospheric theatre" has been contested by some. The magnificent 42 ft (13 m) high by 40 ft (12 m) wide proscenium arch is the main feature of the auditorium.

The Orpheum Theatre has significant associations nationally and internationally with the development of a whole new concept and style of theatre architecture. During this period, more than 17,000 acts appeared with the playbill changing three times each week.

By the time it closed in 1974, it was an adult film venue and the structure had considerably deteriorated. As Orpheum Theater and Office Building, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
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Sight Name: Orpheum Theater and Office Building
Sight Location: Wichita, USA (See walking tours in Wichita)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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