NOTE: The Lovell Street entrance to the Central Library parking lot will be closed periodically due to construction. The Rose Street (west) entrance will remain open.

Downtown Kalamazoo Theatres

Orpheum (1911-1949)


Orpheum Theatre, ca. 1915
History Room photo

North side of E Main (now E Michigan Ave), east of Burdick St.

Floorplans for this site are not available, but would generally be similar to the “New” theatre (q.v.). Seating was claimed to be nearly 300 including the balcony.

Opened and operated as a film theatre from Aug 5, 1911 to May of 1949.

Downtown Kalamazoo Theatres: map and index