February 1, 2020

On February 9, 2020, the Valley of the Sun Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society presents "Sunrise" on "Silent Sunday" at the Orpheum Theatre. "Sunrise" is directed by well-known German director F.W. Murnau and was released by Fox Pictures towards the end...

August 16, 2019

When I became Board President of FOTOT five years ago, I hoped that we could help increase the public awareness of the Orpheum. To that end, we have increased the number of tours (both public and private), increased our support of the Organ Society's "Silent Sunday" pr...

May 5, 2019

Over the last months, we lost two people who, in their own way, played a part in the history of the Orpheum Theatre.

Pete Knobloch  

Pete was a long-time member of the local chapter of the American Theater Organ Society (ATOS). His interest in organs was sparked by...

March 1, 2019

On January 5, 2019 the Orpheum celebrated its 90th anniversary!  As part of the celebration, Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams proclaimed January 5, 2019 "Orpheum Theatre Day" and FOTOT provided five FREE tours of the theatre. 

Over 125 people had the chance to experie...

December 25, 2018

On January 5, 2019, the Orpheum Theatre celebrates its 90th birthday!

The excitement began in June 1927 when construction began on what was promised to be "the most beautiful playhouse west of the Mississippi" by theater entrepreneurs Harry L. Nace and Jo. E. Rickards....

July 1, 2017

Summer is usually a quiet time at the Orpheum, and this summer is no exception. This is usually a time for the City to make repairs and/or upgrades inside and outside the building - two years ago it was the roof, and last year it was the installation of new carpeting....

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