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Bama Theatre (photo credit Threshold 360)

Bama Theatre

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

First Opened: 12th April 1938 (84 years ago)

Atmospheric Style: Mediterranean Courtyard

Architect: David O. Whilldin

Website: bamatheatre.org Link opens in new window

Address: 600 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Link opens in new window

National Register of Historic Places: #84000746 Link opens in new window (added 30th August 1984)


The 1,230-seat Bama Theatre opened in April 1938 with the movie Hawaii Calls Link opens in new window starring Bobby Breen.

The building has an Art Moderne exterior, however the interior is a very late atmospheric design with a Spanish courtyard theme, specifically styled after the Davanzati Palace in Florence.

In the mid-1970s the theatre was converted into a performing arts center as was home to the Tuscaloosa Symphony, Theatre Tuscaloosa, and Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre, among others.

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Photos of the Bama Theatre

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Bama Theatre: Auditorium, courtesy <i>Clio</i>
Auditorium, courtesy Clio
Bama Theatre: Auditorium from Stage, courtesy <i>Threshold 360</i>
Auditorium from Stage, courtesy Threshold 360
Bama Theatre: Exterior, courtesy <i>Google</i>
Exterior, courtesy Google

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