Orpheum Theater

Update: The Roberts Brothers no longer own any of the buildings in downtown St. Louis. See two later posts of the theater from June of 2013 and from June of 2016.

I remember the Orpheum Theater as the American Theater, the place where heavy metal acts used to play downtown. Those days are apparently long gone, as much of downtown strives for a more upscale clientele. The Roberts Brothers fully dominate the block; adding their stamp to one portion of downtown

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It’s funny, I remember waiting in line outside the Orpheum and looking up at the forlorn hulk of the Statler Hotel, with pigeons coming and going from its shattered upper windows.

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