By Emily Williams
In honor of the holiday season, the lobby of the Alabama Theatre has been transformed with holiday decor.
Interior designer Glen Kinnaird, of NYC Modern Home and an Alabama native, traveled from his home in New York to spread a little cheer and cloak the historic lobby with Christmas decorations.
“The Alabama Theatre has been freshly dressed for the holiday season,” said Brant Beene, executive director. “(Kinnaird) put together a Hollywood movie theme for the 20-foot tree that stands in the lobby and has added new wreaths, lights and other decorations.”
In addition to donating his time, Kinnaird matched the funds the theater budgeted for the decorations to create a holiday wonderland. Flowers were donated by Hall’s Wholesale Florist and Northlight Seasonal.
“There are very few places that feel as warm and welcoming as the Alabama Theatre during the holidays,” Beene said. “Many families have made a visit to the Alabama an annual tradition.”
To put the decor to good use, the Alabama Theatre will continue its annual holiday film series through Dec. 22, showing classic family-friendly holiday movies.
“We’ll be showing classics such as ‘White Christmas,’ ‘It’s A Wonderful Life,’ ‘A Christmas Story’ and others,” Beene said. “Cousin Eddies by the dozens will come in costume, as will people in rabbit footie pajamas.”
All tickets are $8 and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com.