Trianon Theater

1916 2nd Avenue North,
Birmingham, AL 35203

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According to an article in the Birmingham Post, the Trianon Theater closed in 1934 and was being converted to a two story building for the Peggy Hale Dress Company. The article also mentions that a new theater was about to open in North Birmingham and that theater would use the Trianon name.

There isn’t much information on the ‘second’ Trianon Theater apart from the fact it had 600 seats and was open in 1941 and 1943, but gone from listings in 1950.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 19, 2007 at 9:05 am

This is a link to the 1934 Birmingham Post article.

KenRoe on July 19, 2007 at 9:17 am

This original Trianon Theater must have opened around late-1910.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 19, 2007 at 9:23 am

That sounds about right Ken. I found a photo that shows the first Trianon Theater. Here is a vintage view of 2nd Ave North. The Trianon Theater is the smaller building next to the Kress store.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 31, 2007 at 11:54 am

A Pilcher theater organ opus 1046½ was installed in the Trianon Theater in 1920.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 25, 2008 at 9:21 am

This is a photo from 1919 and here is a photo from 1921.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 25, 2008 at 8:24 pm

This is a circa 1928 photo of the Trianon Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 4, 2008 at 11:33 am

This must be for the first Trianon Theater since it is dated October 1915.

BamaFnNTn on May 4, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Again a case of looking for clues for me as to which studio this theater was associated; as most were in the Golden Era. The Trianon appears at the time of the 1928 photo to have been associated with 20th Century Fox. Notice the FOX NEWS ad on the right hand corner of the marquee area.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 23, 2013 at 2:12 pm

The building that housed the Trianon Theatre is still standing at 1916 2nd Avenue North. It appears to have been occupied when the Google camera car went by in June, 2008, but looked vacant when this photo, uploaded to Flickr on December 30, 2009, was taken.

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