People go there for the old time cinema experience. The wonderful thing about independent cinemas is the old fashioned relaxed vibe; no one is rushing or pushing. The Orpheum's fancy art deco setting will make you feel like you've stepped back in time; it's got real character. Complete with its own piano room and liquor license, you know you're in for a unique cinema experience. They may be an old time cinema but they play all the current films. You can even buy your ticket online, which is a good idea for new release films; you want to make sure you get a seat.
The Orpheum is even home to the 87 year old Wurlitzer Pipe Organ. Once a month on Wednesday morning you can hear Neil Jensen play the organ, catch a movie and have a light lunch with tea or coffee, all for only $14. Make sure you book online. Another fun idea is to purchase a champagne ticket for $24. You get a flute of sparkling to enjoy whilst you watch your film. You'll be feeling very posh.
Make sure you check their website for special events; there's always something to take the kids to. Oh, and don't forget tight-a** Tuesdays; tickets are only $13.50. Unfortunately parking isn't great. There's a free car park just behind the Orpheum but it's usually full. Otherwise there's metered parking on the street which is free after 6pm.
The cinema has a fully-fledged candy bar; you can't see a movie without popcorn. Go for the special combo deals to save money because candy bars are notorious for being overpriced. The Orpheum opens 7 days and has full access for the disabled (except to cinema 3).It's a great spot for family outings, gathering with friends or even that special first date.