Art, Music and Theatre

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Art, Music and Theatre

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Local art, music, and theatre activities including people, and buildings.

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Items in the Art, Music and Theatre Collection

The Serenade, circa 1890
Singers are J.R. Kennedy Jr. and Edwin C. Perkins with two unidentified individuals pretending to serenade.

Belvedere and Diamond Theaters, 1919
Advertisement for the Belvedere and Diamond Theatres found in the 1919 Corolla, the University of Alabama yearbook. "High Class Motion Pictures, Programs changed each day."

The Corolla, v. 26, 1919

Old Bama Theatre, circa 1930
The Old Bama Theatre was located on the north side of Broad Street (now University Avenue) in Tuscaloosa, next to what was then the First National Bank Building. The theater showed vaudeville acts and motion pictures. On the marquee, Deloris Costello…

Bama, Ritz, and Diamond Theatres, 1935
Advertisement for the three theatres that used to grace the streets of downtown Tuscaloosa, the Bama (later renamed Druid), Ritz, and Diamond theatres. This advertisement was scanned from a 1935 copy of The Corolla, the University of Alabama…

Grand Opening of the Bama Theatre, 1938
The previous city hall on this same site came down in 1936, and a new city hall was built under the Public Works Administration for a cost of $200,000. The building housed city offices and meeting rooms, an auditorium/movie theater, a barbershop, and…

Bama Theatre employees, 1938
These are the first employees for the new Bama Theatre, dedicated in 1938. Seated left to right, Amanda King, Corrine Dean and Mrs. John Newell. Standing are Alvin Davidson, C. Britt Turner, Robert Moses, Hampton Bush, Harlan Meredith, John Caldwell,…

Bama Theatre Interior
This is the interior of the Bama Theatre, designed in 1938 by architect D.O. Whilldon. "The house of the theatre is actually a reproduction of the courtyard of the Davanzati Palace of Florence, Italy with the orchestra and balcony sections decorated…

Bama Theatre Marquee, 1976
The marquee of the Bama Theatre as it looked in 1976.

The previous city hall on this same site came down in 1936, and a new city hall was built under the Public Works Administration for a cost of $200,000. The building housed city offices and…

Druid Theater, Circa 1951
The Druid Theater was located by the First National Bank Building (now the PNC Building) on University Boulevard. The theater was formerly the Bama Theatre until the new theater was built on Greensboro Avenue at Sixth Street in 1938. Druid Theater…

Druid Theater, 1963
This Druid Theater advertising actors Ann Margaret, and Dick Van Dyke starring in the movie "Bye Bye Birdie" was the second Druid Theater, It built in the early '60's and was located on University Blvd across from the new Embassy Suites, now a…