The history and eventual revitalization of the historic Coleman Theatre in Miami, Oklahoma, is one of the most inspiring and interesting stories you’ll hear on Route 66.
It continues to amaze how a town of just 13,000 people with nominal funding could return an opulent theater back to its old glory.
And who better to tell about it than the theater’s executive director, Barbara Smith?
As Smith noted, the theater continues to host tours almost every day. And it continues to bring in music acts, dramatic productions and the occasional film. Go here for its schedule of upcoming events.
The documentary was produced by students at Macon State College in Macon, Georgia.
(Image of the Coleman Theater from 1929 by CharmaineZoe’s Marvelous Melange via Flickr)