2020 2nd Avenue North,
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This theatre premiered the movie “To Kill A Mockingbird” on April 3, 1963. Two Birmingham residents, Mary Badlam and Philip Alford were at the premier as they played Scout and Jem, Atticus Finch’s children in the Academy Award winning movie. Atticus was played by the late Gregory Peck. Mary called Mr. Peck by the name, Atticus until the day he died on June 12, 2003.
The Melba Theatre operated from the 1950’s, and lasted into the early-1980’s when it was closed.
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