Jupiter Theatre

2500 7th Avenue S,
Birmingham, AL 35233

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Functions: Office Space

Previous Names: Festival Cinema, Centennial Cinema

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Jupiter Theatre

The Festival Cinema opened as an art house movie theatre on April 10, 1969 with Genevieve Waite in “Joanna”. By 1972 it had been renamed Centennial Cinema. Open in 2000 as an adult porn theatre & book store named Jupiter Theatre.

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Backseater on September 17, 2017 at 12:42 pm

I think this is where I saw the classic exploitation film “Trader Hornee” (the ‘e’s are silent) in 1971. It was produced by Birmingham native schlockmeister David F. Friedman, who also appears in a cameo in the film.



The location fits with what I remember, slightly South and East of the University Hospital complex. The theater was very small, with only two employees: a ticket-taker/concessionaire and a manager/projectionist. It may have been a recycled “Jerry Lewis Cinema” which was common at the time.

rivest266 on April 9, 2022 at 7:59 am

This opened on April 10th, 1969 as the Festival Cinema and reopened by Cine Cinemas as the Centennial Cinema on July 21st, 1972. Started to show adult movies in 1975. 1969 and 1972 grand opening ads posted.

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