North Birmingham Theatre

2635 30th Avenue N.,
Birmingham, AL 35207

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North Birmingham Theatre

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The North Birmingham Theatre opened in late-1923. It was still operating in 1930, but had closed by 1931.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 13, 2017 at 3:03 pm

Premocar— Made in Birmingham, by J.D. Weeks, a history of the Preston Motors Company, says that the North Birmingham Theatre opened in late 1923. However, he also says that the first movie shown there was The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, which was released in 1921 (IMDb says it premiered March 6 in New York.) The movie was quite successful, with extended runs in major cities and even enjoying a re-release in 1926, so it is possible that it was still available and a good choice for the opening of a neighborhood theater in late 1923.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 14, 2017 at 2:02 pm

Bhamwiki provides this web page with a brief history of the Waters Theatre Company, who bought the North Birmingham Theatre in 1932.

There’s a 1941 photo of the North Birmingham Theatre (the marquee uses the abbreviation NO. B'HAM THEATRE) a little way down this web page.

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