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Portal to the stars: The history of Hannibal’s Orpheum Theater

Hannibal Courier-Post   via Dennis Wilhelm
Posted Dec 12, 2011 @ 09:03 AM
Hannibal, MO —

If the stage and walls of Hannibal’s Orpheum Theatre could talk they would tell a number of stories of years past. Today there are hopes for new life for the historic theater, but back in the day it was the place to be, the place to see the stars of Hollywood and vaudeville in person or on the silver screen . . .

Will become church.   Full  story here  (RS) :


Painting scenes of Mark Twain’s “Tom Sawyer” on the walls of the newly-remodeled Tom Sawyer Theater at Fifth and Broadway. The Tom Sawyer, the former Orpheum Theater, was under new ownership, and was completely redone. August 1949. OTIS HOWELL PHOTO/STEVE CHOU COLLECTION

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