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“A movie palace”
Review of Orpheum Theatre

Orpheum Theatre
Ranked #17 of 368 things to do in Vancouver
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Owner description: Best known as the home of internationally renowned Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – the largest performing arts organization in Western Canada – the Orpheum also features regular performances by some of the city’s finest choirs, as well as performing artists visiting from around the world.
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Reviewed 1 April 2002

I've been commissioned by the City of Vancouver to write a book-length history of the Orpheum here. This big, beautiful old theatre will be 75 in November, and a lot of
activities are planned.

But even if you miss the November events (not the best time to visit Vancouver, for all the rain we get that month!) try to pop into the Orpheum and get a free tour. They're conducted by a theatre-savvy fellow named Norman Young, and they're a hoot: you'll go deep into the bowels of the building, and way up into the loft . . . and see a lot of other interesting stuff in this nearly-3000-seat edifice. Like the massive chandelier from Czechoslovakia (it was still Czechoslovakia back then) that looms above the audience, a ceiling mural, wonderfully attractive decorative touches . . . it's a treat!

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