North Birmingham Theatre

2635 30th Avenue N.,
Birmingham, AL 35207

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North Birmingham Theatre

The North Birmingham Theater opened on August 1, 1923 with Rudolph Velentino in “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”. It was still operating in 1930, but had closed by 1931. It reopened and finally closed in 1956.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 13, 2017 at 6:03 pm

Premocar— Made in Birmingham, by J.D. Weeks, a history of the Preston Motors Company, says that the North Birmingham Theatre opened in late 1923. However, he also says that the first movie shown there was The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, which was released in 1921 (IMDb says it premiered March 6 in New York.) The movie was quite successful, with extended runs in major cities and even enjoying a re-release in 1926, so it is possible that it was still available and a good choice for the opening of a neighborhood theater in late 1923.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 14, 2017 at 5:02 pm

Bhamwiki provides this web page with a brief history of the Waters Theatre Company, who bought the North Birmingham Theatre in 1932.

There’s a 1941 photo of the North Birmingham Theatre (the marquee uses the abbreviation NO. B'HAM THEATRE) a little way down this web page.

rivest266 on April 11, 2022 at 7:21 pm

Opened August 1st, 1923. Grand opening ad posted.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 12, 2022 at 10:42 am

The 1931 closure was temporary. The North Birmingham reopened in 1932 and was in operation at least as late as 1951.

rivest266 on April 12, 2022 at 5:47 pm

Newspaper listings for this theatre ended in 1956.

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