Miami, Oklahoma's Coleman Theatre, a favorite on our 2004 Conclave / Theatre Tour.  From www.colemantheatre.org

Happy 20th Birthday, Friends of the Coleman !

Miami, Oklahoma’s Coleman Theatre, a favorite on our 2004 Conclave / Theatre Tour. From www.colemantheatre.org

During the 2004 THS “Heart of America” Conclave/Theatre Tour (organized by our dentist duo Dr. John Kiesendahl and the late Dr. Tom DuBuque) we traveled to Miami, Oklahoma to see the 1929 Coleman Theatre. This 1300 seat Boller Brothers design still has its original 3 manual, 7 rank Wurlitzer pipe organ. It opened with Orpheum  circuit vaudeville and films, went all film for most of its life, then was donated to the city by the Coleman family in 1990. It operates today as a performing arts center with occasional films, helped in great part by the Friends of the Coleman Theatre, the live – wire support group formed 20 years ago this past August.  Jane Osborn sends  the excellent newsletter which she edits and the latest issue shows that the Coleman has lots booked this Fall including the silent version of “The Mark of Zorro” with live organ accompaniment by Dennis James on October 6 and 7.  www.colemantheatre.org.

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