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The Orpheum Theatre

The Orpheum, at 842 S. Broadway, opened in 1926. The circuit had been kicking around town at homes on Main and Spring and then spent fifteen years at what is now the Palace Theatre, just up the street. The Orpheum, designed by G. Albert Lansburgh, was soon a problem for Orpheum as talkies took over, vaudeville waned and the depression deepened. By the end of 1932, Orpheum closed the place. It's now the most active theatre on Broadway. This Los Angeles Public Library photo dates from the theatre's opening year. See the Orpheum Theatre pages for a wander around this great building.

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