Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Big Picture

The Hobbit and Lincoln are just a couple of the big pictures
 that have shown at Selma's Walton Theatre in recent weeks. 

The Walton is where our parents and grandparents went to see westerns
 on Saturdays before it fell into disrepair. The building was renovated
 in the 1980s and became home to the Larry D. Striplin Performing Arts Centre. 


17 comments:

Kerri said...

It's great that it has lasted so long!

Pride In Photos said...

I adore historic buildings especially theater. We have one that we attend the plays at every year.
Laurie

Tanya said...

they did a great job with the renovations! i love the old theaters. i've shown the one we have here.

SRQ said...

Nice to see a small theatre like this still around.

Amy Burzese said...

A beautiful building. Historic buildings are keepers.

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

You are so fortunate to have that beautiful building - and a place to see movies. That is one thing Fairhope is missing. A movie theater. The old one burned down years ago.

Janet said...

Fairhope, Selma was without a theater for several years until the city leased this building. It has been in business about a year.

Gracie O'Tripp said...

How wonderful that it was restored and used as a community theater.

Gary said...

Interesting building!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Gattina said...

It's such a beautiful old building !

Carol L McKenna said...

Great shot! Wow and such history ~ glad to see it still going ~

(A Creative Harbor) ^_^

hamilton said...

So i assume it is more than a movie theatre? They have plays and other performances there as well? It's a beautiful looking building from the outside.

Janet said...

Hamilton, it's still a performing arts center but primarily used as a movie theater.

joy said...

very nice and colorful place!

Barbara Farr said...

Nice to see it being used.

Jack said...

Boy, that is an old-timer! I like seeing movies in old theaters like this one, but unfortunately, many are in sad condition. I hope Selma is lucky enough to have one that is fun to enjoy.

eileeninmd said...

It is a beautiful building, I am glad to hear it was restored. Great post, thanks for sharing your world. Have a happy day!