The Orpheum Theatre - Foxborough, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 42° 03.916 W 071° 15.083
19T E 313731 N 4659475
Quick Description: The Orpheum, originally built as a silent movie theatre in 1926, is a performance theatre that has live performances from a community theatre plus movies.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 12/2/2012 7:41:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMFV9Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
In Foxborough, facing the town common is the Orpheum Theatre.

The rotary at the town center is where Mass. Rte 140, Mechanic Street, Bird Street, Rockhill Street, Cocasset Street, Central Street, and South Street merge. The Orpheum Theatre is located on the Rockhill side, facing southeast, next to the Bethany Congregational Church.

The Orpheum is a square building painted a pastel red to pink that has light trim on the front of the building. The only glass windows are around the front door to the theatre at the front entrance, which is left of the center of the building face.

In 1926, the Orpheum was built as a silent movie theatre. Renovations in 1984 converted it to a three screen theatre until it was closed in 1989. In 1994, it was renovated and reopened as a live production theatre, housing several community arts organizations including Bay Colony Productions, which purchased the building in 2004. It also currently houses the Orpheum Academy, a summer day camp for youths, K-12.
Theater Name: The Orpheum

Country: United States of America

Address:
1 School Street
Foxborough, MA United States of America
02035


Web Site: [Web Link]

Venue: Community Theater

Type of Productions:
Varies (Multi-use): Musicals Movies Youth Education-Theatre


Restored Building: yes

Date of Construction: 1/1/1926

Architect/Designer: Not specified

Stage Type: Proscenium

Seating Capacity: 427

Special Productions/Events/Festivals:
In 2012, they were holding a Three Stooges Marathon.


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