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Yes, it’s October!

A time for Ghoulies and Ghosties, and little wee Beasties, and things that go bump in the night – in other words, it’s time for –

Orpheum Ghost Tours

While we can’t guarantee that you will see Maddie (our resident spirit), some of our past participants have seen, or felt, some unexplainable phenomena. In any case, you will also learn about the history of this wonderful building, ”The Crown Jewel of Downtown Phoenix”.

Orpheum Ghost Tours

October 21, 22, 28, 29

6:00, 7:15, & 8:30

Cost - $25

One hour guided tour of multiple active spots in the theatre.

Orpheum “Lights-Out” Ghost Tours

October 30 @ 6:00 & 7:45

Cost - $45

90 minute tours with members of the Arizona Paranormal Investigators Research Society leading an investigation in two active spots.

Our “scarefest” continues on OCTOBER 23 at 3:00p with “THE CABINET OF DR CALIGARI” (1920) starring Conrad Veidt. The film will have a live musical accompaniment by the Tetra String Quartet. Tickets are $16 - $12

The Phantom is Back!

On October 30 at 2:30p, the local chapter of the American Theater Organ Society will present “THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA” at the Orpheum Theatre. Released in 1925, this classic film stars Lon Chaney and Mary Philbin. The film will be accompanied by Brett Valliant on the fabulous Wurlitzer Theater Organ. Tickets are $20 each.

And if that isn’t enough, our Classic Film Series continues on OCTOBER 25 at 6:30p, when we’ll have “GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER” (1967), starring Spencer Tracy, Kate Hepburn, and Sidney Poitier.

Tickets $16 - $12

And last, but certainly not least, we’re presenting “PSYCHO” (1960) on NOVEMBER 22 at 6:30p. Probably Alfred Hitchcock’s best known film, it stars Janet Leigh and James Gavin, and features the best known shower scene in movie history.

Tickets $16 - $12

Tickets for all events are available at FOR FILMS ONLY: Walk-ups can purchase tickets at the Orpheum by QR code with a mobile device. The Box Office will not be open. Doors will open 30 minutes before the show time.

FOTOT Gives Special Thanks - to the Orpheum's technical staff, Todd Rambo and Dylan Dube, and to our wonderful volunteer ushers for their tireless support. We could not do it without you!

Support the Friends, Become a “Star” – here is a unique way to support FOTOT. For $100 you can purchase a brick which will be placed in the “Avenue of the Stars”, located just east of the Theatre in the City Hall Plaza. You can purchase a brick to honor your family, a friend, someone you admire, or to celebrate an event (graduation, birthday, etc.). For more information, visit our website ( Attention Fry’s Shoppers – you can donate to the Friends every time you shop at Fry’s, and it’s free. Fry’s is donating $2 million a year ($500,000/quarter) to Arizona non-profits.

  1. Register your Fry’s VIP card

  2. Select Friends of the Orpheum Theatre as your non-profit of choice.

Remember: your donation is free, and this program is separate from the gas program. AmazonSmile - You shop, AmazonSmile donates. Shop at to support a charity at no extra cost.

  1. Sign in with the same account you use for

  2. Select your charity

  3. Start shopping!

Remember to checkout at to generate donations for your chosen charity. Did You Know – that the light rail has two stops that are less than a 10 minute walk from the Orpheum. Whether you’re coming from the East Valley or from Northwest Phoenix, taking the train allows you to avoid traffic as well as the cost of parking your car. Board of Directors David Stevenson, Nader Abushab, Linda Hamm, Laura Lovato Stenzel, Anne-Marie Sittenfeld, Patty Dunlap, Alison Sipes, Raymond Combe


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