West End Theatre

1303 Tuscaloosa Avenue SW,
Birmingham, AL 35211

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The West End Theatre opened in 1933 with seating listed at 700. The theatre closed in 1954 and has since been demolished.

Any further information on the West End Theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 24, 2013 at 12:24 am

The West End Theatre was listed at 1203 Tuscaloosa Avenue in the 1928 Birmingham telephone directory. Either addresses were changed, or there was an earlier West End Theatre. There are no old buildings at 1203 Tuscaloosa either, so if there was an earlier West End Theatre there it has also been demolished.

Memphispat on August 23, 2014 at 1:13 pm

The West End Theater was open as late as 1958 and was located on the SW corner of 13th and Tuscaloosa Ave. After closing the next door tenant, Spivey’s, expanded into the space. On the NW corner was Donna Jean’s Candy Store – the theater didn’t have a snack bar so you had to bring your own. To further complicate the situation, for popcorn you went to Alley’s Drug Store on the NE corner where an older lady had a popcorn machine.

The building formerly housing the theater burned several years ago.

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