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NorShor Theater

211 E Superior St
Duluth MN

Closed Live Theatre
Record #12931  
 Opened: 1910
 Closed: 2003
 Current Use:
Capacity: 1202 seats
Architect(s): Liebenberg & Kaplan
Architectural Style(s): Art Deco
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Orpheum
 Previously operated by: ABC North Central Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by Darren Snow.

Built in 1910, the Orpheum was host to vaudeville acts before an art deco renovation brought movies in 1941.

Operated by the Minnesota Amusement Co., the NorShor won a bronze plaque award from the Theater Catalog in its 1942 edition. Designed by Liebenberg & Kaplan, the NorShor sported an impressive tower and a "milk bar." Signage was by Eitel & Franz, and Salmio & Dahlberg did the decorating. The theater, which initially seated 1300, was renovated for $140,000.

Later operated as a night club, the Duluth Economic Development Authority purchased the NorShor, along with the Temple Opera building and NorShor Annex, in 2010 for $2.6 million with the intent of restoring it as a performing arts venue.

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Last featured 11/26/2003. Last edited 9/6/2015.

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