Ketchikan Coliseum Theatre

405 Mission Street,
Ketchikan, AK 99901

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CSWalczak
CSWalczak on February 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm

According to this article about the theater’s history, the existing theater is actually the second Coliseum Theater on the site and opened in 1957. The 1956 fire, mentioned above, destroyed the first which opened in 1924: View link. The organ probably was destroyed in the fire if had not been previously removed.

LuisV
LuisV on August 3, 2008 at 8:18 am

Could that Marquee be any less attractive? Especially when compared to the vintage photos posted by LM on 6/6/04.

DonLewis
DonLewis on August 3, 2008 at 5:22 am

A 2005 view of the Coliseum Twin theater in Ketchikan.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 5, 2007 at 2:15 pm

Here is a picture of a fire in 1956:
http://tinyurl.com/y3kzfr

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on September 22, 2006 at 2:46 pm

You can see the Coliseum in the background of this 1935 photo:
http://tinyurl.com/o7sm6

LuisV
LuisV on June 4, 2006 at 5:54 pm

I was just in Ketchikan and the theater appears to be a twin. It looked dreadful from the outside, but I guess it is all this town has.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on May 18, 2006 at 1:47 pm

The Film Daily Yearbook;1943 edition gives a seating capacity of 700 for the then single screen Coliseum Theater.