Wilby Theatre

1103 Selma Avenue,
Selma, AL 36703

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Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 7, 2012 at 9:50 pm

A conversion of the Academy of Music, according to this 1951 trade article which includes a photo of the original at bottom of page: boxoffice

davespeed
davespeed on May 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Jimbo7 is correct. The Wilby burned during a matinee showing of Mary, Queen of Scots starring Vanessa Redgrave and Glenda Jackson.

Jimbo7
Jimbo7 on April 9, 2012 at 4:39 am

The Wilby did NOT close in the sixties. I was born in 1961 and I went to many movies in the sixties. It burned to the ground in the early seventies. The library was built where it used to be along with city hall and convention center.

James Kastner
James Kastner on September 11, 2011 at 4:36 am

The movie that was playing at the Wilby Theatre in “The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter” was “The Family Way” with Hayley Mills.

ferenc
ferenc on April 27, 2010 at 9:00 pm

The marquee of the Wilby Theatre is seen for a brief moment in “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter”, which was filmed in 1968 in Selma, Alabama.