BBC America • April 12, 2019
“The idea of saving a theatre is so common that it is the plot of the Muppets,” jokes Glenny Brock, a resident of Birmingham, Alabama, who left her job as journalist to work full-time on such a project.
She cites a past headline on the satirical news site The Onion: “Community loses interest three days after rallying to save local theater”.
Yet in Birmingham’s case, the locals have made it work. Its theatres are undergoing a renaissance.