Colbert Theatre

319 North Montgomery Avenue,
Sheffield, AL 35660

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Allan on August 18, 2013 at 6:57 am

Looking at the street scene today it appears that the Colbert was torn down. There are cars parked where it previously stood. How sad.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 7, 2010 at 1:18 am

Closed on Christmas Day! Hard to believe.

millsbranch on March 15, 2009 at 5:08 pm

The top or first photo screening is MR MUSIC released in Nov/ 1950

millsbranch on March 15, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Susan Slept Here was released in November, 1954

millsbranch on March 15, 2009 at 5:01 pm

In answer to Date of Photo—it is 1954—Yellow Tomahawk with Rory Calhoun & Peggie Castle was released in May 1954..

Allan on May 18, 2008 at 8:43 am

In the 60s, there were four indoor theaters in the Muscle Shoals area. Muscle Shoals area consisted of four cities, Florence, Sheffield, Tuscumbia, and the city of Muscle Shoals. In Florence you had the choice of the Shoals and the Norwood (which burnt down in 1968). The Shoals was the most expensive for struggling college students at $1.50 for admission; The Tucsumbian in Tucsumbia was only $1.00. The Colbert (named for the country in which Sheffield, Tuscumbia, and Muscle Shoals reside) was .75 and quite the bargain. In the 60s there was not an indoor movie theater in the actual city of Muscle Shoals. That was to come in the 70s.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 7, 2008 at 1:58 am

How old is the photo? Someone on this website will get very upset if there isn’t an exact date given for the photo. LOL

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 19, 2007 at 3:23 am

This is a close-up view of the Colbert circa 1954.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 18, 2007 at 12:46 am

Here is a vintage photo of the Colbert Theater.