Five Points Theater

Five Points Theatre, 1914 11th Avenue South, c. 1922,

Five Points Theater, remodeled 1936 by Miller & Martin. Addition of air-conditioning in the '30s mode this popular entertainment venue even more popular; it was also then given its Art Deco influenced Carrara glass upper face, surviving as the best example of this in Birmingham. Walker Percy, author the Moviegoer, saw his first movie, a Kit Kat cartoon, at this theatre while visiting his grandfather who lived nearby on Arlington Avenue. The Five Points branch of the U.S. Post Office was here until their new location was built in the 1980s.

Since then the old theatre building has housed restaurants.

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