Coliseum Theatre

404 Taylor Street,
Corinth, MS 38834

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The Coliseum Theatre opened in 1924, it is the largest theatre building in North Mississippi. It opened as a combination vaudeville and movie venue. The Coliseum continued as a movie theatre into the mid 1970’s. It was later restored by the city of Corinth to its original glamour.

The Coliseum Theatre has an elaborate interior with plaster molding and motifs on the walls accent marble wainscoting. The auditorium has a large stained glass fixture that provides incandescent lighting.

The exterior is in Colonial Revival style with a fully restored marquee and vertical sign.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 2, 2008 at 9:41 am

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Coliseum Theatre (added 1980 – Building – #80002199)
404 Taylor St., Corinth

Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Liddon,Benjamin Franklin
Architectural Style: Colonial Revival
Area of Significance: Architecture, Entertainment/Recreation
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 17, 2008 at 9:56 am

This is what the Coliseum Theater looks like.

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