Orpheum Theater (St. Louis)

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American Theater
Roberts Orpheum Theater - 2012.JPG
Orpheum Theater (St. Louis) is located in St. Louis
Orpheum Theater (St. Louis)
Orpheum Theater (St. Louis) is located in Missouri
Orpheum Theater (St. Louis)
Orpheum Theater (St. Louis) is located in the US
Orpheum Theater (St. Louis)
Location 416 N. 9th St., St. Louis, Missouri
Coordinates 38°37′48″N 90°11′34″W / 38.63000°N 90.19278°W / 38.63000; -90.19278Coordinates: 38°37′48″N 90°11′34″W / 38.63000°N 90.19278°W / 38.63000; -90.19278
Built 1917
Architect Lansburgh,G. Albert
Architectural style Beaux Arts
NRHP Reference # 85000617[1]
Added to NRHP March 18, 1985
The Orpheum Theater in 1917

The Orpheum Theater in St. Louis, Missouri is a Beaux-Arts style theater, built in 1917. It was constructed by local self-made millionaire Louis A. Cella and designed by architect Albert Lansburgh.[2] The $500,000 theater opened on Labor Day, 1917, as a vaudeville house.[2] As vaudeville declined, it was sold to Warner Brothers in 1930, and served as a movie theater until it closed in the 1960s.[2]

It was restored as the American Theater in the 1980s[2] and was listed under that name on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1] It was later sold to local businessmen Michael and Steve Roberts, who renamed it the Roberts Orpheum Theater. The Roberts brothers sold the theater in 2012, and it closed.[3] The Chicago developer, UrbanStreet Group, plans to restore the theater.[4]

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