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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Conclave Theatre Tour 2013
Every summer THS picks one of America’s great theatre regions for our week-long summer tour. Attendees are treated to exclusive tours of theatres and unprecedented behind-the-scenes access.
This summer, we’ll explore the Greater New York Capital Region and Berkshires — both exciting and under-explored areas, rich in theater history and a perfect summer destination.
• Schenectady • Albany • Troy • Cohoes • Rome
• Utica • Gloversville • Chatham • Poughkeepsie
• North Adams • Pittsfield • Great Barrington
• Waterbury • Thomaston • Torrington
Theatre stops include emerging projects in their first flush of rebirth, to a fully restored Art Deco movie palace and more.
For a full schedule, hotel booking information and
to register online, visit the THS website by clicking the THS header on this page.