Coleman Theatre

103 N. Main Street,
Miami, OK 74354

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Coleman Theatre (Official)

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Architects: Robert O. Boller

Firms: Boller Brothers

Functions: Movies (Silent), Performing Arts

Styles: Mission Revival

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 918.540.2425

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Coleman Theatre

Opened on April 18, 1929 with Ruth Chatterton in “The Dummy”, plus 5 acts of Senior Orpheum Vaudeville on the stage. The Coleman Theatre was initially used for movies and vaudeville. It was equipped with a Wurlitzer 3 manual, 13 ranks theatre pipe organ which was opened by organist Owen James.

In 1989, the Coleman family donated the theatre to the City of Miami under the condition that it be restored and used as a performing arts center. The Wurlitzer organ was refurbished and returned to the theatre in 1996 to be opened by organist Lyn Larsen.

The Coleman Theatre is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Recent comments (view all 39 comments)

CSWalczak on February 28, 2010 at 5:00 am

A recent article about the Coleman with an interior picture: View link

kencmcintyre on March 27, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Here is a May 1947 ad from the Miami News-Record:

raybradley on July 15, 2010 at 1:01 pm

These web pages have vintage and modern photos of the Coleman Theatre, including interior shots

richardg on September 13, 2010 at 12:49 am

My timing was exact enough to enable me to have a guided tour of the Coleman Theatre. The newly cushioned seats (covered in the original fabric) are about 2 inches wider than the originals. Additional leg room was also created between rows so today the
main floor seats just over 600. The balcony seating is not yet complete and I forgot to ask about the estimated seating capacity.
This is one of nicest restoration of a theatre in the thousand seat range that I’ve seen. The citizens of Miami should be both praised and applauded for the effort and expense they’ve endured. This is one theatre to definitely see so add it to your bucket list today.

rivest266 on March 23, 2014 at 11:44 am

April 18th, 1929 grand opening ad in photo section.

DavidZornig on April 3, 2015 at 11:04 am

1930 photo added, courtesy of the AmeriCar The Beautiful Facebook page.

davidcoppock on December 22, 2016 at 9:49 am

There is a picture of the Coleman Theatre in the book Legendary Route 66 (page 135).

DavidZornig on June 4, 2018 at 8:55 pm

1941 photo added via the Vintage St. Louis & Route 66 Facebook page.

HogGravynChitlins on April 3, 2021 at 9:28 pm

I’d sure like to see many more theatres receive this treatment.

DavidZornig on March 2, 2022 at 7:07 pm

5+ minute Vimeo link about the Coleman Theatre that surfaced on Facebook.

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