WWL-TV: New Orleans' Orpheum Theatre nears re-opening _lowres

Advocate photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- The Orpheum Theatre Friday, January 17, 2013.


Just under two months before the Orpheum Theatre reopens, and it may look like a construction site, but workers are now installing the finishing touches, and the owners are thrilled.

This owner is an accomplished artist, spending months painting the art deco wall designs. Right now 1,500 theater seats are being installed, designed for comfort, not airlines.

They're saving the 1918 theater's splendor while adding modern amenities to make it a multi-purpose hall.

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