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Loma Theatre


Address: 221 Paw Paw St
City: Coloma State: MI Zip: Phone: (616) 468-5662  
County: Berrien
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Owner: Unknown
Web Address: N/A
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 4681
 
 

6/23/2008 - John McDowell
Just received the book Boxoffice OpenThere it states that it became a furniture store in 1959, but turned back to a theatre in 1965.
1/27/2008 - E.Edwards
The Loma is the best part of living in Coloma (which is spelled COloma not CAloma). Its where I fell in love with movies and its the best place to hang out. Next year I''m going to school to study film and I owe it to the Loma.
1/24/2007 - Larry Heyns
The Loma is within walking distance of our house. I am always amazed that a small town theater can show first run movies. The Loma is part of the Moore Theatres chain that also has theaters in Otsego, South Haven and Niles. Years ago, it was remodeled from a single screen to three screens. This makes for some weird stairways, etc.

The upstairs theater is wide with few rows. The two downstairs theaters are long and narrow. The $5. 50 admission price includes free pop and pop corn.

Other Moore theaters have different prices. The freebies leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling compared to the way you feel when you pay an arm and leg for pop corn at Benton Harbor's Celebration theater. Local historian Bill Beverly presented free slide shows about Coloma and Paw Paw Lake during the Glad-Peach Festival. I always appreciated that the Loma donated their facility for this slide show.

Mr. Beverly was able to take questions from the audience. After his death, the library has taken over the history show. It is not the same.

10/13/2006 - Erik Kilmark
Too cool My great-grandmother was Ethel Kilmark. My father (Don C. Kilmark), her grandson, always bragged about the Loma. I remember seeing it as a child and I'm glad to see that it's still around today Erik Kilmark, Indianapolis, IN.
12/18/2003 - Box Office Magazine
1960 - The Loma Theatre at Caloma has been sold by Mrs. C. C. Alguire and her daughter Ethel Kilmark to Tom Derosa, who will remodel it for use as a furniture store. The Alguire family has operated a theatre at Coloma since 1913 when Claude and Clinton Alguire leased a house, then newly rebuilt after a fire.

Clinton Algure took over his brother's interesta year later, and operated the theatre until 1917 when he retired because of ill health. At that time his wife Louise and Mrs. Leon Vogt bought the business. Mrs.

Alguire became sole owner on her partner's death and it was subsequently sold to Mrs. Kilmark. The old house was replaced by the Loma in 1935. The building was destroyed by fire in 1943, and rebuilt.

Mrs. Kilmark also operated the Fleet Theatre in Watervliet for about three years, disposing of that house about four years ago. Note from Webmaster at WaterWinterWonderland: Clearly the furniture store idea did not happen as the Loma is alive and well today!.
12/18/2003 - Box Office Magazine
May 1959 - Mrs. Ethel Kilmark reopened the Loma at Caloma.
Loma Theatre - FALL 2010 FROM DAN MARTIN
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