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19 The Orpheum Theatre

The Orpheum Theatre

The Orpheum Theatre
The Orpheum Theater was the last man standing on Broadway. The last of the original 12 theaters to close here. It's still in pretty good condition today. And every now and again they even have a show here. If you take a look to the front of the building, you can see some of its original design features like the wonderful neon marquee there. If you get a bit closer, you can see the original ticket booth from the 1920s. They didn't call these places movie palaces for nothing. They could accommodate over two thousand people, had beautiful facades like the Orpheum here. And they were equally fancy on the inside. Chandeliers and sculptures and all sorts of beautiful decorations. Some of them were even equipped with crying rooms. These were especially sound proof rooms. And if you're a mother with a baby, you could go to that room and watch the whole show without disturbing the other movie goers. It's like one of the original theater owners used to say. "We don't sell tickets to movies. We sell tickets to the theaters."
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