NorShor Theatre, Duluth, MN re-birth

From Dennis Wilhelm, THS member of Miami.  Strip club stage to go, moderne details to stay. THS Archives indicates the site was once the Temple Opera House by architect Oscar Cobb. It was replaced by the current bldg. which housed the Orpheum Theatre ca. 1910. In 1941 architect Jack Liebenberg re-worked it into the streamlined NorShor, 1300 seats. Orpheum decor said to exist above the Nor-Shor ceiling.

DULUTH, MN (Northland’s NewsCenter) – This week, the final touches are going on a “Memorandum of Understanding” to sell the historic NorShor Theatre in downtown Duluth . . .

Story and video here:

http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/news/local/What-the-NorShor-Theatre-Could-Look-Like-Under-New-Developer-138908084.html

One Comment

  1. David Knudtson

    The upper balcony of the original theatre is above the stage; the original stage was at the other end of the building. The balcony has a small booth probably designed for nitrate film. Also there are hallways along the sides over the Norshore and bathrooms up there. I shot “night vision” video, as none of the lights work.

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