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  • Collection: Art, Music and Theatre

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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

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The Diamond Theater opened in 1946 at 621 23rd Avenue in Tuscaloosa and closed in 1967. The building accommodated 500 and was fitted with the most modern cinema equipment, attractively decorated and completely fireproof. The theater and Diamond Drugs…

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The Elks Home and Auditorium was built shortly after the organization of Elks Lodge No. 393 on January 7th, 1898. The auditorium was Tuscaloosa’s second opera house. It was located on the southeast corner of 6th Street and 22nd Avenue. In the 1920s…

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The Elks Home and Auditorium was built shortly after the organization of Elks Lodge No. 393 on January 7th, 1898. The auditorium was Tuscaloosa’s second opera house. It was located on the southeast corner of 6th Street and 22nd Avenue. In the 1920s…

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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…

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The Elks Home and Auditorium was built shortly after the organization of Elks Lodge No. 393 on January 7th, 1898. The auditorium was Tuscaloosa’s second opera house. It was located on the southeast corner of 6th Street and 22nd Avenue. In the 1920s…

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Singers are J.R. Kennedy Jr. and Edwin C. Perkins with two unidentified individuals pretending to serenade.

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Elvis Presley visited the University of Alabama in the 1970s.

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A marching band prepares to play for the people of Tuscaloosa before roads were paved. Paving of main roads began around 1913.

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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…
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