Just to the east of the Orpheum Theatre is a circular area called AVENUE OF THE STARS. The area contains celebratory bricks that have been purchased over the years to help support the Orpheum Theatre.
Many bricks honor ordinary citizens, while others were purchased by, or to honor, celebrities, among them Alice Cooper, Claudette Colbert, Frank Sinatra, Hugh Downs, Steven Spielberg, John Wayne, and Mae West.
Since its founding in 1993, the Friends of the Orpheum Theatre (FOTOT) has worked at its mission in support of the theatre. In addition to conducting free public tours, since 2000 FOTOT has invested over $75,000 in the Orpheum Theatre, indirectly through its Outreach Program (purchasing tickets to events at the theatre and distributing them to schools, senior citizen centers, domestic violence shelters, and veterans organizations), and directly by purchasing closed circuit TVs, a movie screen, children’s booster seats, and assisted listening devices for those with hearing impairments.
If you believe in the Orpheum Theatre, and in FOTOT’s mission, become a “star” by purchasing a brick that will become part of our AVENUE OF THE STARS. You can also honor a family member or a friend.
Each brick is $100. Replica bricks for display in your home or office are also available for an additional $75.
Visit the Friends of the Orpheum store to purchase yours today!