Frolic Theatre

1720 4th Avenue N,
Birmingham, AL 35203

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The Frolic Theatre opened in the mid-1920’s with seating listed at 800. The theatre was a Negro theatre that was operated by Jeffferson Amusements. The theatre closed in the mid-1950’s and has since been demolished.

Any additional information on the Frolic Theatre would be appreciated.

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Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on April 2, 2014 at 10:12 am

The Frolic had a Reproduco Photoplayer or organ to accompany silent pictures.

Cari_Su on August 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

In September 1925 ‘The Mother of the Blues’ Gertrude “Ma” Rainey and an all-star cast played a two-week run at The Frolic.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 11, 2018 at 3:08 pm

The Bhamwiki page for the Frolic Theatre says that in 1921 the theater was located at 312-314 18th Street North, but by the next year it was listed at 1720-1722 4th Avenue North. According to Bhamwiki’s Champion Theatre page, the Champion, which had been at 306 18th Street North, moved into the Frolic’s original location when the Frolic moved to 4th Avenue. The Champion later moved into a building at 1423 4th Avenue, across the street from the new Frolic.

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