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Orpheum Theater

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 Movies or Events information in greater detail. Want to rent a room or tour the facility? Or just grab a cup of coffee and a muffin? You can do it all at the Orpheum Theater Center … the epitome of community!


Upcoming Black Box Events

Live After 5

To be announced

  • Jan. 27 – Winterfest progressive rock music featuring Anthony Worden, Halfloves & Land of Blood & Sunshine/LOBAS perform from 6:30 to 9 pm. (Event details)
  • Feb. 10 – The NOLA Jazz Band brings a Mardi Gras celebration to the Orpheum (tickets are $15 each; event details)
  • Feb. 22 – Iowa’s Poet Laureate, Mary Swander, will host discussions, readings and maybe a banjo tune from 7:30 to 9 pm. Admission is free.*
  • Feb. 23 – 4th Friday Wine Club featuring wines of Argentina (tickets are $20, limit 56 people; no tickets sold after Feb. 19)
  • March 10 – Porter Union country band
  • April TBD – The University of Iowa “Dancers in Company”
  • May 5 – Instant Comedy-Just Add Spam, Marshalltown’s preeminent comedy improv group
  • May 25 – 4th Friday Wine Club (tickets are $20, limit 56 people; no tickets sold after May 21)
  • Aug. 24 – 4th Friday Wine Club (tickets are $20, limit 56 people; no tickets sold after Aug. 20)
  • Sept. TBD – La Patronal Peruvian folk music
  • Nov. 30 – 5th Friday Wine Club (tickets are $20, limit 56 people; no tickets sold after Nov. 26)

COMING IN 2018!A Beer Tasting Club will be formed in January, with events to be scheduled during the year. Let Bob Untiedt know if you are want to help with the planning.

  • June 22 – Malcolm Wells & The Two Timers (blues)
  • June 29 – The Maytags (soulful rock)
  • July 6 – TBA
  • July 13 – The Dixie Slicks (Dixieland jazz)
  • July 20 – The Kissers (Irish)
  • July 27 – Awful Purdies (folk)
  • Aug. 3 – Exit 185 (rock)
  • Aug. 10 – Riverbottom Ramblers (bluegrass)
  • Aug.17 – TBA
  • Aug. 24 – Inner Light (rock)
Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for ages 12 and younger and seniors. Orpheum Black Box events are most often music, and generally on Saturdays from 7 to 9 pm. Tickets are $12.50 per person unless otherwise indicated.

* Funded by Humanities Iowa, a private non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. If you are a person with a disability who requires special assistance, please call the Orpheum in advance.

Live After 5 is a free outdoor summer concert series held on Fridays from 5:30 to 7 pm in the lot on the east side of the Orpheum.

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

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