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“History and architecture”
Review of Orpheum Theater

Orpheum Theater
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Phoenix Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Ranked #29 of 234 things to do in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 June 2014

From an age when Phoenix was literally rising in the desert in the 1920s, the Orpheum theater was and still is a community focal point. The interior lobby speaks of a time before television when entertainment was a special occasion. We live in the nearby Historical District and frequent this venue in much the same way as the first occupants of our house almost 100 years ago. The Orpheum sports a world class pipe organ that is played by expert local musicians on special occasions, as well as concerts and ballet. Don't miss the common wall that is shared with Phoenix City Hall which bespeaks the community's commitment to save its landmarks

3  Thank Mike K
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

the place was built in 1929 and totally restored about ten years ago. good acoustics and a great place to see a play

2  Thank Jerry L
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

Great theater. So glad they have preserved and maintained it. It is beautiful. The acoustics are great and I have always enjoyed every musical or theatrical production I have seen there. It is on the bus line and easily accessible by a short walk from the train.

1  Thank Karen N
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

This theater was saved as an historic landmark, and once inside it is obvious why. The inside of the theater is painted to resemble the outdoors complete with stars in the night sky. I don't know that there are a lot of regular performances in the theater so visitors would have to check on that. I have performed in the theater before and absolutely loved it. It would be so fun to watch a silent movie with the theater organ accompaniment there. If you do find an event to attend at this historic landmark, make sure to arrive early to explore the beautiful scenery and architecture.

1  Thank kjclower
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Visited the Orpheum for a presentation by the Theatre Organ Society which was so interesting. They have this incredible organ that is a pipe organ used during the 20's in the theatre when they showed silent movies. Also did a backstage tour. The theatre is beautiful and represents baroque, roman as well as art deco features.

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