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Ritz Lyric Theater and Wikle Rexall – Downtown Anniston, AL Vintage Photo Ops Anniston, AL

Posted on: May 16, 2011

Sometimes it takes driving down a wrong street to discover a great vintage photo op – like the Ritz (once Lyric) Theatre in Anniston AL.

Check out this great ghost sign! Vaudeville on the Keith circuit anyone?

Lyric Theatre Keith Vaudeville, Anniston AL

Opened in 1925 and long since closed, it has been on  the National Register of Historic Places since 1980.You can read the history and see photos of the Lyric Theatre here at Cinema Treasures.

Or how about appreciating this fabulous old drug store facade, replete with Rexall Drugs sign? Though it’s been closed for years the Wikle Rexall drug store is on the National Register of Historic Places since 1985.

Rexall Drugs 1010 Noble St, Anniston, AL

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  • Regarding Keith Vaudeville: I suspected that was the same Keith as in RKO (Radio Keith Orpheum.) Keith merged with Orpheum in 1928, meaning the sign is older than that… and probably original to the building!

    • oooh, good to know! It was a total blast from the past to see the word Vaudeville on the building. Thanks Glenn!

      • Two worthy vintage theatres to visit in my area: the Palace in Albany was owned by RKO – and still has vintage RKO logos on some of the rows of seats! Proctor’s in Schenectady had a secondary entrance with a VAUDEVILLE marquee that stayed in place for many years even though the street it faced was a “back alley.” Now it’s been converted to a pedestrian plaza, the marquee has been restored, still says VAUDEVILLE, and it’s beautiful!