Conrad’s Orpheum Theater was constructed in 1917 and represented the latest “state of the art” motion picture theatre. The historic gem we know as the Orpheum Theatre opened on April 5, 1918 with the silent movie, A Modern Muskateer and was accompanied by the Rachac Orchestra.
Throughout 2018, PAC is celebrating the Conrad Orpheum’s centennial with several events and contests.
If you have memories, photos or stories about any of the Orpheum happenings throughout the years, please let us know. Call PAC president Dale Sheldon (271-5330) to share your ideas.
As part of the Conrad Orpheum Theater centennial celebration, each month of 2018, there will be a CENTENNIAL QUESTION OF THE MONTH. Answers to each month’s question can be found somewhere on the theater’s website: www.conradorpheum.com.
February Question: (answer due by Feb 28, 2018 at midnight)
Q: What prominent Conrad resident spent so much time in the Orpheum basement during the renovation to reopen the Theatre, that his wife suggested he just take his sleeping bag and stay there?
(answer found in the article about how the Theatre was able to reopen)