Coleman Theatre

103 N. Main Street,
Miami, OK 74354

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davidcoppock on September 2, 2023 at 11:34 pm

This theatre was seen on the DVD Route 66: Marathon tour Chicago to L.A.

DavidZornig on March 2, 2022 at 4:07 pm

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

HogGravynChitlins on April 3, 2021 at 6:28 pm

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

DavidZornig on June 4, 2018 at 5:55 pm

1941 photo added via the Vintage St. Louis & Route 66 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 April 3, 2015 at 8:04 am

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

rivest266 on March 23, 2014 at 8:44 am

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

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.

raybradley on July 15, 2010 at 10:01 am

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

kencmcintyre on March 27, 2010 at 6:26 pm

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

CSWalczak on February 28, 2010 at 2:00 am

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

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

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.

Archi on May 7, 2009 at 11:30 am

We were at the theatre in August 2007. We were told that Ghost Hunters were coming in the fall. Did that ever happen?

claydoh77 on March 28, 2008 at 10:28 am

Last night Kansas City’s PBS Station, KCPT 19, aired a 30 minute documentary about the Coleman Theater. It is available for purchase here:

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on March 15, 2008 at 8:08 am

1987 photos of the Coleman Theater here and here.

missmelbatoast on August 16, 2007 at 7:01 pm

These rare vintage images are the best yet, to see these fantastic views type in word “coleman”, then search -
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seymourcox on January 31, 2007 at 11:15 am

This link leads to an Oklahoma Today Magazine article written about the Coleman, with good color pictures. On this link navigate to Oklahoma Today issue Vol 41, #1, Jan, 1991-

xxx on June 3, 2006 at 7:09 am

Original scenery for the Coleman was created by Great Western Stage Equipment Company-

kencmcintyre on May 28, 2006 at 4:52 pm

Miami is one of my planned overnights on my Route 66 trip this summer. The itinerary from Los Angeles includes overnights in Kingman and Winslow AZ, Grants and Santa Rosa NM, Amarillo TX, El Reno and Miami OK, Rolla and St. Louis MO, and Chicago. This is about two hundred miles a day on the Mother Road.

Here are some photos of the Coleman from a Route 66 website:

xxx on May 6, 2006 at 6:03 am

Explore this fun website for interesting Coleman pix -

Okie on March 8, 2006 at 6:48 pm

Picher (Ottawa County), Oklahoma theater photos.