Birmingham: Lyric Theatre Interior
Across from the Alabama Theatre is the Lyric Theatre, the Alabama Theatre’s older sibling, constructed in 1914 during vaudeville’s heyday before the arrival of silent movies. During its glory days in the late 1910s and early 1920s, the Lyric Theatre hosted major vaudeville touring shows. In later years the theater showed movies, primarily second-run releases. A primary design element in the opulent theater is a large mural called “The Allegory of the Muses.” The Lyric is the only surviving vaudeville theater in Birmingham. Now a performing arts venue, the renovated Lyric reopened in 2016 with a three-day vaudeville-style variety show.
Photo Credit: Stewart Perry