An iconic theater in central Alabama has won a grant to install a replica of a vintage sign that has been missing since the 1950s.
Al.com reports Birmingham’s Alabama Theater was one of 11 winning sites in an online contest sponsored by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The theater’s owner, Birmingham Landmarks Incorporated, will use the grant funding to help with costs for the 60-foot “Alabama” sign above the double doors leading to the stage entrance on 18th Street.
The new replica sign will match the iconic Alabama sign at the main entrance of the theater on Third Avenue North. The new sign will be unveiled and illuminated for the first time during a New Year’s Eve event commemorating the Alabama Theater’s 90th anniversary.