The Bama Theatre
Completed in 1938 with funding from the federal government's Public Works Administration, this historic theater has been restored and serves as the area's premiere center for the performing arts. When the building opened, it was the first in the city to offer modern ir conditioning with temperature and humidity control. In addition to serving as the city's third downtown movie palace, it held the city's offices until 1968. In 1976, the city's office of parks and recreation and the Arts Council of Tuscaloosa began the process of converting the old movie palace into a venue for the performing arts.
Backstory and Context