The following 8 photographs, primarily from the Erik Overbey Collection, show the various movie houses that used to populate the downtown area.
The entrance to the Dauphin Theatre, 1920. The theatre underwent several name changes in its lifetime. In 1918 it was known as the Majestic and in 1922 as the Bijou. At the time this photo was taken, the cost of admission for an adult was seventeen cents. The film, The Road to Divorce, was about women and their role in marriage and infidelity, not an untypical subject for films of the time. The Dauphine billed itself as the "pride of Mobile" and was located at 215 Dauphin Street. Erik Overbey Collection.