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Orpheum Theater Center

The historic Orpheum Theater Center, located at 220 E. Main St., Marshalltown, Iowa, is owned and operated by Iowa Valley Community College District.

Check out the “at a glance” schedule below for an overview of what’s happening at the Orpheum Theater Center, or click on the links to the left to find selected upcoming events information in greater detail. Want to rent a room or tour the facility? Grab a snack and a great cup of coffee? You can do it all at the Orpheum Theater Center … the epitome of community!

Upcoming Events

We hope you join us for these wonderful upcoming activities! Watch this website or our Facebook page for additional information.
  • Friday, Nov. 15Wine Tasting (Champagnes & Sparking Wines for the Holidays) at 7 pm in the Black Box Theater. Due to incredible advance response, this event is SOLD OUT.  If you bought/reserved tickets already, we’ll see you on Nov. 15!
  • Saturday, Nov. 23Holiday Stroll Festival of Trees from 4-8 pm in the Black Box Theater. Admission is $1 for adults and ages 12+; younger children and Veterans will be admitted free of charge. Additional information is on the MCBD website.
  • Saturday, Nov. 23The Kay Brothers at 7 pm in the movie theater; give a listen to their Find Your Love video. These fantastic musicians play what is known as ‘Ozark Stompgrass.’  They’re really good folk music players, and this will be a lively, amazing show! Tickets are $12.50.
  • Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 30 & Dec. 1Holiday Movie Series at 1 pm & 4 pm. Your whole family will enjoy these movies, sponsored by downtown Marshalltown businesses. Check back for specific movie titles, which will be posted soon.
  • Friday, Dec. 6The OK Factor Christmas at 7 pm in the Black Box Theater. Ring in the holiday season as two classical musicians, violin and cello, perform a heartwarming celebration of Christmas. You’ll not want to miss this … great for the whole family! Check their website to learn about the artists and hear their music. Tickets are $12.50.
  • Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 7 & 8Holiday Movie Series at 1 pm & 4 pm. Your whole family will enjoy these movies, sponsored by downtown Marshalltown businesses. Check back for specific movie titles, which will be posted soon.
  • Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 14 & 15Holiday Movie Series at 1 pm & 4 pm. Your whole family will enjoy these movies, sponsored by downtown Marshalltown businesses. Check back for specific movie titles, which will be posted soon.
  • Saturday, Jan. 25Winterfest 2020 at 7 pm. Two progressive rock bands, The Sires and Halfloves, will combine to make a memorable evening. Tickets are $12.50.
  • Saturday, Feb. 15NOLA Jazz Band at 7 pm. You know you want to do Mardi Gras the right way … an evening with NOLA Jazz Band is the right way! Tickets are $12.50.
  • Friday, Mar. 20 Terence Simien & The Zydeco Experience at 7 pm. This band has won TWO Grammy awards. If you miss this concert, you don’t want to know what you’ll have missed. (They’ll have done an all-school assembly earlier that day, with the 700+ kids at Miller Middle School.) Tickets are $12.50.

A NOTE FROM THE ORPHEUM DIRECTOR – While movies and music are the core of our programming at the Orpheum, we also want to do what I call “Let 1,000 Flowers Bloom.” Right now, the Orpheum is offering (free of charge) participation in a monthly Poetry group which meets the fourth Thursday of each month, and an Anime group which meets twice a month. The Wine & Beer tasting groups are similar efforts to this, as is the Seberg Festival. If you have a cultural interest which the Orpheum could host, feel free to come talk with us. The only thing which is certain is that it’ll take 3-5 volunteers (which you have to provide) before we’d partner with you … but if you want to start a line dancing group, or do Bonsai, or have a strong interest in graffiti art – or any other cultural thing – send me an email, and we’ll set up a time to talk!

The Orpheum Theater Center is located at 220 E. Main Street in Marshalltown, Iowa. The Orpheum is owned and operated by Iowa Valley Community College District. For upcoming movies, call the Movie Line at 641-844-5907.

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