Orpheum Theatre

425 Broadway
Hannibal, MO 63401
Opened 1922
1,660 seats

The Orpheum was designed by T.P. Barnett and served both as a film and live performance venue. The Broadway entrance pictured here was originally a loggia leading from Broadway back to the theatre which is set back on Third Street. When I passed in the Spring of 2012, the block had seen better days and the theatre was in the midst of confused ownership and renovation plans. (Cinema Treasures).

If you have an unpleasant piece of work to be done, and don't want to do it yourself, in a slave culture you may get this done by force...But in a capitalist labor market, all that is necessary is for you to say, "Who'll do this for five dollars?" and men press forward "independently," of their "own free will," under orders from no one, to "voluntarily" enlist for the work. (Kenneth Burke)