Annotated Bibliography 5

February 26, 2016 - Uncategorized

Act Two: A Look at Birmingham, Alabama’s Historic Theaters: The Alabama

Home to what was the world’s largest Mickey Mouse Club and acts featuring theMarx Brothers and May Westa few BirminghamAlabama theaters take centerstage in preserving and archiving the city’s complicated history from the early 20th century through the Civil Rights movementThe building was constructed in 1927 by Paramount Studiosthe Alabama Theatre was built as classic movie palace characterized by its opulent architecture influence by Art Deco designs of the time.The Alabamalocated in Birmingham’s historic theater districtwas primarily used as a movie house and soon became known as the home to the largest Mickey Mouse Club in the world. Though it was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979by 1987 the owners had declared bankruptcyand it was purchased by the nonprofit Birmingham Landmarks IncThe Alabama underwent a major renovation and restoration that was completed by the late ‘90s during which some of the seatscarpetsand drapes were cleaned or replacedWhile the building still requires extensive maintenance including a new roofnew boilerand an updated air conditioning system, The Alabama is flourishing showing classic films and renting space for weddingsgraduation ceremoniesand dance recitals.BirminghamTheaters_Alabama_crButchOglesby_edit-1

Act Two: A Look at Birmingham, Alabama’s Historic Theaters | National Trust for Historic Preservation.” Accessed February 26, 2016.

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