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Orpheum Theater

The Orpheum Theater Center sustained significant structural damage during the July 19 tornado; repairs are currently in progress. Upcoming events and activities will be held in the Iowa Valley Continuing Education Center (Dejardin Hall, room 808) at 3702 S. Center Street unless otherwise noted. Bob and Tammy are working in the Orpheum now; the best way to reach them is by phone or email (the building is not open to non-staff at this time). 

Check out the “at a glance” schedules below for an overview of what’s happening at the Orpheum Theater Center, or click on the links to the left to find selected 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!

Major Sponsor: Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation

Upcoming Events

  • Nov. 2 – Beer Tasting at 6 pm at the Iowa Valley Continuing Education Center, room 608. Featured beers may include ales, pale ales, lagers, shandys, wheats brewed with fruit, and ciders. The presentation will focus on each beer style, tasting techniques and tips, and pairing beers and foods. Light snacks will be served. Tickets are $15; call Bob at 844-5920. We’d appreciate ticket purchases by Wednesday, Oct. 31 – Halloween – as it’s a bit scary to not know how much beer to order, and we’d rather treat than trick you!
  • Nov. 3 – Crystal City performs from 7 to 9 pm at the Iowa Valley Continuing Education Center, room 808 (Dejardin Hall). Crystal City is fronted by Dave Helmer and Sam Drella. Heavily influenced by Paul Westerberg, Tom Petty, John Prine, and Townes Van Zandt, the group’s songs are approachable and relatable, touching on themes of love and loss, being good to one another, and celebrating life. Tickets are $12.50. (Event details)
  • Nov. 29 – Irish Christmas in America at 7 pm at First Baptist Church, 700 E. Olive St. This multi-talented group includes amazing instrumentalists, great vocals, and compelling traditional Irish dance. A great way to start the Christmas season! Tickets are $25. (Event details)
  • Nov. 30 – Friday Wine Club at 7 pm in the Iowa Valley Continuing Education Center, room 608. This will be a port tasting, accompanied by a lovely charcuterie with cheeses and crackers. (tickets are $20, limit 56 people; no tickets sold after Nov. 26)
  • Dec. 8 – The Starch Duo at 7 pm at the Iowa Veterans Home. Ben Schmidt on vocals and guitar and Rich Wagor on upright bass play the blues standards, old country songs, songs from the American songbook, and impeccably crafted songs by Ben.  The Starch Duo is comfort music for your ears! 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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Orpheum Director

Bob Untiedt

Bob Untiedt

Orpheum Office Associate

Tammy Losing

Tammy Losing