Monday, December 31, 2012

Save The Lyric Series - The Balcony

The Lyric was the few movie theaters in the South to have segregated seating for blacks and whites at the same ticket price. The blacks entered from the 18th Street North side of the building and climbed this staircase to get to the top balcony where they sat.  Whites occupied the mezzanine and bottom floor.

The first time I photographed here, about 4 years ago, there were pigeons roosting in these upper windows.  Although in disrepair, I love the elegant plaster detail that is still evident today.

If you would like to learn more about the restoration efforts of the Lyric visit their website SAVE THE


Olivier said...

j'aime bien ces vieux endroits, pas toujours facile d'acces pour faire des photos, j'espere que vous le sauverais
Bonne et heureuse année 2013 a toi et ta famille

Anonymous said...

Your 'vintage' travels are always fun to note.
Happy 2013!

TheChieftess said...

I do hope Birmingham is successful in saving and restoring this wonderful theater! Such a historic place!

William Kendall said...

It certainly looks like with the right amount of effort, it's worth saving.