Orpheum Theater
200 N. Broadway

Recognized for its interior and its exterior, the Orpheum is reported to have been the first "atmospheric" theater designed by John Eberson, who is credited with originating this genre of movie palaces. The 1,700 seat auditorium originally featured ceiling lights that imitated stars and a cloud machine to enhance the mood.

Built in 1922 to accommodate vaudeville and other live performances as well as movies, its ornate railings, plaster grillwork, wood lattice and balusters were meant to create the romantic aura of an Andalusian garden. The high vaulted ceilings, Moroccan tile and Spanish vases with the building's exterior of terra cotta ornamentation and the sloping roof of green tile conveys the Spanish theme.

The theater is currently undergoing an extension restoration and rehabilitation.