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Photos: the Orpheum Theater marquee through the years
By Micah Mertes / World-Herald staff writer


You might have noticed that the Orpheum Theater now has a digital marquee, the marquee's first upgrade since 1975. It's definitely a huge change, maybe a jarring one for traditionalists.

In honor of the marquee, here's a look at the Orpheum facade through the years.

1943



1945



David O. Selznick's "Since You Went Away" was a first-run attraction at the Orpheum Theater in 1945.

1951



Actor Wendall Corey, left, is introduced by Bud Widon of the Armed Forces Radio Service to the huge crowd in front of the Orpheum Theater for the world premiere of the movie "The Wild Blue Yonder."

1973



Reunion of ushers at the Orpheum Theater.

1975



Clarence O. Dail below the new marquee of the newly remodeled Orpheum Theater.

1985



Patrons leaving a matinee performance of "Sugar Babies."

1986



Altered photo of an event at the Orpheum Theater. Pictured are Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hites, left, and Mr. and Mrs. James H. Keene III, right, and doorman D.C. Pulliam.

2004



The new skywalk between the Orpheum Theather and the OPPD parking garage gets its first visitors at a ribbon cutting ceremony. Photo by Jeff Beiermann.

2007



Patrons file into the Orpheum Theater to watch "The Lion King."

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