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Orpheum Theatre

1999 Photo from the Darren Snow collection.
346-52 N Neil St
Champaign IL 61820

Closed National Register 1991
Record #9878  
 Opened: 1914
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Current Use: Museum
Capacity: 800 seats
Architect(s): Rapp & Rapp
Architectural Style(s): Classical Revival
National Register: 1991
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: New Orpheum
 Previously operated by: RKO Theatres, Kerasotes Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by Bob Meza.

This second Orpheum is now a children's science museum. The front lobby and adjacent store front area is a museum for children. The auditorium is still intact, but the seats have been removed.

An unusual design, the theater does not have a balcony, but has many box seats surrounding the for walls of the auditorium at a balcony level.

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October 2021 photos from the Kevin Fox collection.

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March 2003 photos from the Bob Meza collection.

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May 1999 photos from the Darren Snow collection.

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Photos from the Bob Meza collection.

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1914 advertisement from the Dave Kraft collection.

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Last featured 3/11/2003. Last edited 11/25/2021.

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