Historic Crescent Theater in Mobile to reopen under new name

Crescent Theater
The historic Crescent Theater is back. (The Bama Buzz)

A beloved, historic gem in downtown Mobile is back after its unfortunate closing earlier this year. Keep reading to find out the Crescent Theater’s new name.

The Crescent Theater is a very, very old spot

Mobilians were disappointed earlier this year when a historic downtown landmark, the Crescent Theater, closed.

Crescent Theater was originally built in 1885 according to Sweet Home Alabama. Over its years entertaining locals and travelers, it served several purposes. First, it was home to vaudeville shows (featuring dancers, magicians, comedians and more) and then transformed into a silent film theater in 1912 before being torn down.

In 2008, the theater was rebuilt and opened its doors to movie lovers once again on Halloween. In March of 2023, the theater closed after 14 years of showing modern films.

It seems the theater is resilient, though.

The new Push Cinema

The Crescent Theater is back once again, but this time under a new name. According to Lagniappe Mobile, a Mobile native is the one behind the theater’s return, and it will be called Push Cinema.

While their website, Facebook and Instagram pages are relatively bare, you can find Push Cinema’s logo as well as this brief description on Facebook:

“Push Cinema is an locally owned, intimate movie theater in the heart of Downtown Mobile.”

While we do know that the theater will be located at the historic site, 208 Dauphin Street, we have yet to hear an exact opening date. Be sure to stay tuned for more updates!

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Sarah Gronberg
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