Orpheum Theater(s)

Here comes the influx of pictures from San Francisco! Woo! Woo! What better way to get SF into the mix than a historic theater?! What’s super cool about this theater is I just walked by the same historic chain while I was in Sioux Falls. I made sure the random people on the street knew this as I was taking pictures. They were super stoked too! I tapped into my friend Wikipedia to get some more details about both:

San Francisco, CA
The theater first opened in 1926 as one of the many designed by architect B. Marcus Priteca for theater-circuit owner Alexander Pantages. The interior features a vaulted ceiling while the facade was patterned after a 12th-century French cathedral. The Orpheum seats 2,203 guests. In 1998, there was a $20 million renovation completed to make the Orpheum more suitable for Broadway shows after a previous renovation in the 1970s. The Orpheum is a Locally Designated San Francisco Landmark as determined by the San Francisco Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board.

Sioux Falls, SD
The Orpheum Theater opened in 1913 as a vaudeville house and seats just under 700 (originally seating 1000). The elegant and beautifully preserved theater served in this capacity until 1954, when the Community Playhouse group acquired the Orpheum for its home. Known for its superb acoustics, the theater receives over 100,000 visitors each year, and the events there include plays, concerts, community events and private rentals. The Orpheum Theater was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

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Here are a couple more detail shots from San Francisco:1
2I love the difference in the environment in both pictures. Such a cool pairing. Hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th! Back on Friday.

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