Dale Theater

Broad Street,
Ozark, AL 36360

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 14, 2013 at 12:18 pm

I think Andy might be right. That building is the right size and shape to be the Dale Theatre in the photo.

This page has the 1947 obituary of theater owner Walter J. Brackin. It says he came to Ozark in 1935 and took over the local movie theater. In 1937 he built a new theater, and in 1945 he built another, larger theater. As we have the Brackin Theatre listed with almost twice as many seats as the Dale, the Dale must have been the 1937 project. The art deco detailing on the facade was certainly characteristic of late 1930s design.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor
AndyCallahanMajorMajor on October 7, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Do we know for sure if this theater is demolished? Something about the building at the northeast corner of Broad and Merrick seems “theatrical,” for the lack of a better word.