Saturday, September 22, 2007

Early 20th Century Movie Theaters in Birmingham

Boy Scouts standing outside the Odeon Theatre
In the early twentieth century, Birmingham was home to numerous movie theaters. O. V. Hunt, Birmingham's well known photographer, captured the exteriors of many of these buildings. 26 of his photographs were recently added to our Digital Collections Database and the descriptions are below.

  • 3rd Avenue North and 18th Street
  • Alcazar Theatre advertising Peggy Hyland in Persuasive Peggy
  • Alcazar Theatre's While New York Sleeps movie display
  • Birmingham Theatre
  • Boy Scouts at the Odeon Theatre
  • Construction of the Alabama Theatre
  • Erlanger Theatre
  • Galax Theatre's The Kentuckians movie display
  • Heliotrope at the Galax Theatre
  • Law of the Yukon at the Galax Theatre
  • Lyric Theatre
  • Lyric Theatre advertising The Iron Horse
  • North Birmingham Theatre and Waters Theatre Co.
  • Odeon Theatre and The Riddle Rider
  • Pantage Theatre
  • Ritz Theatre
  • Royal Theatre
  • Silk Hosiery at the Galax Theatre
  • Strand Theatre advertising Alarm Clock Andy
  • Strand Theatre and Fatty Arbuckle
  • Strand Theatre's Black Is White movie display
  • Strand Theatre's The Round Up movie display
  • Streetcar employees going to the Lyric Theatre
  • Trianon Theatre advertising Anne of Green Gables
  • Trianon Theatre's Charlie Chaplin in The Kid movie display
  • Watts Building and Empire Theatre
Click here to see the recently added photographs.

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