Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Client since: 2013
The Orpheum Theatre is an iconic building in downtown Phoenix. Built over three years from 1927-1929, it opened its doors on January 5, just a few months before the stock market crash that sparked the Great Depression.
In pasts years the Orpheum also functioned as a movie theater, screening talkies like “I’m No Angel” with movie star Mae West (pictured above in 1933).
The City of Phoenix purchased the theater in 1984 to prevent it from being torn down for new development, and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places the year following.
Capable of seating 1,364 guests, the main auditorium features landscape murals designed to evoke the courtyard of a Spanish villa.
The theater was successfully restored in 1997 after a 12-year, $14 million restoration project.
Visit the website or call the theatre to schedule a tour of this historic building.
The Phoenix Boys Choir will present their Spring Pops Concert tonight, May 1st. To buy tickets for this event, and other upcoming performances of the Phoenix Convention Center & Venues, including the Orpheum Theatre, visit phoenix.ticketforce.com.