The Coliseum Theatre, located at the northeast intersection of Main and Maple streets in Lamoni, was built in 1911. It was first used by Graceland for student recitals. On October 30, 1925, Graceland signed the contract to purchase the building.
Due to continued concerns for health and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lamoni Coliseum will remain closed for the foreseeable future.
In making this determination, Graceland University, who owns and manages the Coliseum, considered the unnecessary risks that come with the inability to provide and maintain adequate safety precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention within this closed space. Additionally, due to the impact COVID-19 has had on many other industries, there is a very limited selection of new movies coming out in the coming months. And, finally, as Graceland prioritizes the health and safety of not just students but members of the Lamoni and surrounding community, the university is dedicating resources to the security of campus and containing the campus community as much as possible and will work to provide entertainment for students within the physical boundaries of Graceland.
Managers and employees of the Coliseum recognize the void this leaves in the Lamoni community, and they miss the sense of gathering the theater provides. Graceland will provide updated information related to the Coliseum in the Lamoni Chronicle, on this page and on the Coliseum Facebook page.
Closed until further notice