Colbert Theatre

319 North Montgomery Avenue,
Sheffield, AL 35660

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Architects: Joseph W. Holman, Thomas Marr

Firms: Marr & Holman

Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Colbert Theatre...Sheffield Alabama

The Colbert Theatre was opened in January of 1942. The theatre seated 900. The architects for the Colbert Theatre were Marr and Holman of Nashville. The theatre was operated by Muscle Shoals Theatres. The Colbert Theatre closed on Christmas Day in 1971.

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Allan on May 18, 2008 at 3:43 am

In the 60s, there were four indoor theaters in the Muscle Shoals area. Muscle Shoals area consisted of four cities, Florence, Sheffield, Tuscumbia, and the city of Muscle Shoals. In Florence you had the choice of the Shoals and the Norwood (which burnt down in 1968). The Shoals was the most expensive for struggling college students at $1.50 for admission; The Tucsumbian in Tucsumbia was only $1.00. The Colbert (named for the country in which Sheffield, Tuscumbia, and Muscle Shoals reside) was .75 and quite the bargain. In the 60s there was not an indoor movie theater in the actual city of Muscle Shoals. That was to come in the 70s.

millsbranch on March 15, 2009 at 1:01 pm

In answer to Date of Photo—it is 1954—Yellow Tomahawk with Rory Calhoun & Peggie Castle was released in May 1954..

millsbranch on March 15, 2009 at 1:03 pm

Susan Slept Here was released in November, 1954

millsbranch on March 15, 2009 at 1:08 pm

The top or first photo screening is MR MUSIC released in Nov/ 1950

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 6, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Closed on Christmas Day! Hard to believe.

Allan on August 18, 2013 at 1:57 am

Looking at the street scene today it appears that the Colbert was torn down. There are cars parked where it previously stood. How sad.

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