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Orpheum Theatre, USA

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Year: 1912.

In the US city of New Bedford, you can visit the abandoned Orpheum Theatre. Its opening took place in 1912. At that time, it was a true architectural masterpiece. Surviving fragments of the decoration of the old theater represent skilful stucco, elements of artistic painting, and fine reliefs. The theater has worked for 47 years. The last performance took place there in 1959.

Orpheum Theatre, USA Since its opening, it was not open for the general public. Only the wealthiest and famous people of the country could visit the show. Tickets were sold out many months in advance. At that time, a hall of the theater could accommodate up to 1 500 people. Despite of the immense popularity during the years, the theater has accumulated a lot of debts. In 1959, it was decided to shut down the facility. There was no money to pay the debts of the theater and have it repaired.

In 1962, the old theater was converted into a warehouse, which stored tobacco. Today a small part of a historic building is occupied by a supermarket. The rest of the construction is vacant and, despite the fact that it is privately owned, it’s not difficult to get into the old theater. It preserved a stage and an auditorium with seating area. You can still see the old furniture and even carpets in some rooms. However, the former luxury of the Orpheum Theatre has gone. The ambience is scary. Drifting scratches and other strange sounds everywhere increase the discomfort of staying in this place. Next - El Hotel del Salto


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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'ATM' located in 0.89 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: '382 Collison Center' is located in 2.6 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Mutual Mart & Gas' in 1.25 km
Supermarket: 'Greggs Commissary' in 1.47 km
Parking: 'East Coast Lot & Pavement Maintenance Corporation' in 1.83 km
Apotheek: 'Kerry L. Mello, PharmD' in 1.19 km
Police station: 'Mt Hope Learning Center' in 2.91 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'El Azteca Restaurant' in 1.15 km
Railway station: 'Providence Station' in 4.33 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Natick Army Laboratories Heliport Airport MA5 - in 48 km
 »  Laurence Hanscom Field Airport BED - in 69 km
 »  Springvale Airport KSV - in 185 km
 »  John F Kennedy Airport JFK - in 242 km
 »  Teterboro Airport TEB - in 250 km
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Best hotels near Orpheum Theatre

Americas Best Value Inn - Providence/Rumford

Located in 1 km from Orpheum Theatre
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Rooms: 40
Guest rooms are furnished with seating areas and desks. They also provide microwaves, refrigerators and hairdryers. The pet friendly Americas Best … More: photo, rates and booking
Hilltop Hotel & Conference Center

Located in 3 km from Orpheum Theatre
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Rooms: 86
Plush bedding and a seating area are offered in each warmly decorated room at Hilltop Hotel & Conference Center. Coffee-making facilities are also … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Providence

Located in 4 km from Orpheum Theatre
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Rooms: 80
The bright, modern rooms at Hotel Providence provide classic novels and works of art. An iPod docking station, spacious desk and safety deposit box … More: photo, rates and booking
Extended Stay America - Providence - East Providence

Located in 5 km from Orpheum Theatre
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Rooms: 101
Every kitchen at Extended Stay America - Providence is equipped with a stove , microwave and a fridge. The hotel also provides guests with laundry … More: photo, rates and booking

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