Why The Kallet Civic Center in Oneida Is Awesome
How long has The Kallet Civic Center in Oneida been around? Over 100 years! If you've never seen an event at this iconic theater here's what you're missing out on....
The Kallet Civic Center in Oneida has been around since the days of Al Jolson and Mae West. Vaudeville and pantomime themed acts were popular there when the doors first opened one hundred three years ago.
The Kallet was originally built on Madison Street in 1912 and called the Madison Theater. It was the principal playhouse for the City of Oneida for years, presenting live stage productions by numerous traveling companies, vaudeville, silent movies and the first "talkies."
In 1937 Myron Kallet built the "Ultra Modern" Kallet Theater on Main Street, and it became Central New York's "showcase" for screen entertainment. The Theater was fully decorated in the Art Moderne style, popular during the 1930's and 40's.
There's no denying that this Central New York attraction has a rich history. If you've never visited, you're missing out on seeing top notch performers, like Leon and Romy from America's Got Talent, one of the best Johnny Cash tribute acts in America, and the Blues Hall of Fame Awards. The Kallet also holds community dances and showcases standout, up and coming bands. Not only is the Theater beautiful to look at, but the acoustics in this historic theater are second to none. Live shows and concert events sound amazing here!
If you've always wanted to step into the spotlight, The Kallet Civic Center holds an open mic night the last Friday of each month. Come show off your singing talent, your comic wit, or your one of a kind theatrical act! If you're looking for an opportunity to give back to the community, The Kallet Civic Center is always seeking volunteers.
Just Jen and I chatted about this gem located in the heart of Oneida this morning!