World Theatre Day: A look at 7 of the oldest theatres in Alabama [PHOTOS]

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Inside the Capri Theatre in Montgomery. (Caleb Turrentine / The Bama Buzz)

Today is World Theatre Day. A day to celebrate all the thespians in your life. So, this one goes out to all you former theatre kids. How’s that self-tape coming? Well, in honor of today’s holiday, we rounded up some gorgeous pictures of 7 of the oldest theatres in Alabama. Hope you enjoy!

Alabama Theatre (Birmingham)

The Lyric Theatre (Birmingham)

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The Lyric is one of the hosts for Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham. (Jacob Blankenship / The Bama Buzz)
  • Address: 1800 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Year opened: 1914, closed in 1970s + reopened in 2016
  • Architect: original design by General Louis V. Clark + Hendon Hetrack Construction; remodeled by EverGreen, Stewart Perry Construction + Westlake Reed Leskosky Design
  • Upcoming show: country music star Brandy Clark. More information here.

The Princess Theatre (Decatur)

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The Princess Theatre got its start as a horse stable. (The Bama Buzz)
  • Address: 112 2nd Ave NE, Decatur, AL 35601
  • Year opened: started as stable in 1887; made a theatre 1919; was remodeled in 1941, 1978 + 2017
  • Architect: Albert Frahn (1941 renovation)
  • Now showing: Free showing of the movie ‘Precious’ on April 3rd. Details here.

Lincoln Theatre (Bessemer)

Saenger Theatre (Mobile)

Shoals Theatre (Florence)

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Shoals Theatre in Florence, Alabama. (Nathan Watson / The Bama Buzz)

Capri Theatre (Montgomery)

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Liv George
Liv George

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