Shoals Theatre

123 North Seminary Street,
Florence, AL 35630

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Dcoan on December 11, 2017 at 10:29 pm

The theatre is fully operational as a non profit venue with an alcohol license. It can be rented out for events. There are plans to upadate the sound and lighting as well as reinstall a projector so that films can be screened again. You can like the Theatre on facebook under Shoals Community Theatre or follow the theatre on Instagram under @shoalscommunitytheatre

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 26, 2017 at 12:45 pm

retroali is correct. The Shoals is open again with a variety of live performances. Website update.

retroalli on August 25, 2017 at 7:58 am

This theatre appears to have re-opened. Events are listed on Facebook and the official website.

theatrehistorian on October 8, 2014 at 2:06 pm

When I was in College there, we saw movies there pretty-regularly. The Norwood (now closed) permitted smoking.

spectrum on January 14, 2013 at 10:25 am

The Shoals theatre is currently the home of the Shoals Community Theatre Group which is a reperatory company putting on regular productions on a nearl;y monthly schedule. They have a full schedule through the spring so it looks like the building is doing well. Their next phase of renovation will involve renovating the blacony and putting tables up there. Their official website is:

ShoalsSound on September 12, 2011 at 3:40 pm

The theater has been under restoration and is open once again for community events and concerts. Since it reopened, several movies have been shown there during the annual George Lindsey Film Festival.

Allan on July 12, 2011 at 10:56 pm

In the late 60s early 70s, the movies changed twice a week. The theatre was the only theatre within walking distance from the University of North Alabama after the Norwood closed permanently due to a major fire. Admission was $1 for college students

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 19, 2009 at 9:59 pm

The January 8, 1949, issue of Boxoffice gives the seating capacity of the Shoals Theatre as 1,166, with 974 Ideal Slide-Back chairs on the main floor and 192 in the balcony. The standee area would accommodate about 150 additional patrons, the article said.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 14, 2009 at 11:44 pm

The Shoals Theatre was designed by the Nashville architectural firm Marr & Holman, according to an item in Boxoffice Magazine, April 10, 1948.

kencmcintyre on July 5, 2008 at 2:07 pm

We’re getting locked out of the larger views due to password issues.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on July 5, 2008 at 1:49 pm

A 1986 view of the Shoals Theatre in Florence and a larger view here.