Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Birmingham Photo of the Day (11): Eastwood Mall Theatre Marquee

This photo comes from the Birmingham Public Library's Digital Collections and was taken on March 22, 1965. The theater marquee is advertising one of Rock Hudson's many romantic comedies, which had been released on February 10. 

Eastwood Mall, the first of its kind in Alabama and probably the Southeast, opened in 1960. Birmingham Public Library has an entire digital collection devoted to the mall, which was demolished in 2006. That collection also has links to other resources about the mall in its heyday, decline, and destruction. 

DeadMalls.com has features on several Alabama malls, including Eastwood.

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