Marshalltown, IA 50158
In the 1980’s, the Orpheum was closed, then re-opened as a duplex theater in 1984. By 2000 the theater had become part of the Fridley Theater group and became an unviable business operation. It closed its doors in 2001. At that time a group of concerned citizens wanting to save the structure, formed a non-profit group to ‘save our screens’ (SOS Campaign). It took ten years, a Vision Iowa grant, a Main Street grant, a passed bond issue, and thousands of individual, corporate and foundation dollars to once again open the Orpheum doors as the newly restored and re-designed $3.4 million dollar Orpheum Theater Center, owned and operated by the Iowa Valley Community College District.