Coleman Theatre

103 N. Main Street,
Miami, OK 74354

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Coleman Theatre, Miami, OK

Opened on April 18, 1929, the Coleman Theatre was initially used for movies and vaudeville.

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 Coleman Theatre is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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kencmcintyre on May 17, 2009 at 10:30 pm

Here is a December 1936 ad from the Miami Daily News-Record. The same issue advertised the New Baxter Theater in Baxter Springs, KS. I didn’t see that one listed, so if anyone wants to add it feel free.

Bway on January 13, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Here’s a street view of the Colemann Theater. The map link above does not bring you to the right main st in Miami, it brings you to Main St in Commerce for some reason, but if you pan down, you can find Main St in Miami, a TOTALLY different looking town!

Anyway, here’s the street view at N Main St and 1st Ave in Miami:

View link

CSWalczak on February 28, 2010 at 2:00 am

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

kencmcintyre on March 27, 2010 at 6:26 pm

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

raybradley on July 15, 2010 at 10:01 am

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

richardg on September 12, 2010 at 9:49 pm

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 8:44 am

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

DavidZornig on April 3, 2015 at 8:04 am

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

davidcoppock on December 22, 2016 at 6:49 am

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

DavidZornig on June 4, 2018 at 5:55 pm

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

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