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NorShor Theatre

NorShor Theatre

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The NorShor traces its history back to 1910, when it began as the Orpheum Theatre. It was a Classical Revival-style theatre, and was a premier venue for Vaudeville performances in Duluth. In addition to Vaudeville acts and other performances, the Orpheum was one of Duluth's earliest movie theatres.

During the age of silent films, many movie theatres were equipped with a theatre organ, to accompany the silent films with music and sound effects. In 1925, an ornate looking organ made by the Smith-Geneva Organ Company was installed in the auditorium. The organ had 2 manuals and 8 ranks of pipes.

But by the 1940s, the Vaudeville era was over, and the Orpheum needed to be reinvented to stay in business and remain relevant. It was renamed the NorShor, and was remodeled in a fabulous Art Deco style. The new NorShor featured a 125-foot tall exterior tower made of porcelain. The tower contained 3,000 lights, making it visible for a long distance, as a notable feature of Duluth's skyline. The tower was subsequently removed in later years, but plans to replace it are included in the renovation plans.

The NorShor was restored, refurbished, and reopened in Feb. 2018 with the Duluth Playhouse production of MAMMA MIA!!

  • 5x7 Card with Envelope $5
  • 2x3 Magnet $6
  • 8x10 Artist Print $25
  • 12x18 Poster Print $25
  • 12x18 Artist Print $50
  • 16x24 Artist Print $75

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Artist Print
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