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Coliseum Theatre - 2/7 Kimball
Ketchikan, Alaska
405 Mission St.
Organ installation timeframe: 1923-1956
 
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Martha Foosness at the Coliseum Kimball, c.1920s
 
The Coliseum Theatre had a 2/7 Kimball installed in 1923. Current status is unknown.
 
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Mission Street, Coliseum Theatre on left, c.1920's
 
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Note the addition of the "Vitaphone" sign indicating the photo was probably taken
sometime in the 1930's.
 

Coliseum Theatre signage, c.1930s
 
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Coliseum Theatre on left, c. 1930s
 
In 1956, a fire destroyed the theatre as well as 11 other businesses, causing $600,000 damage. Many other business suffered smoke damage in the 5-1/2 hour blaze. It is unknown if the organ was still in the building when the fire broke out.
 
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The theatre was rebuilt in 1957 and still operates as the "Coliseum Twin Theatre."
 


Rebuilt Coliseum Theatre on left, c.1970s
 
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Present day


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