The Trianon Theatre was a movie theater which opened in 1913 at 1916 2nd Avenue North. It was built for $10,000 by H. M. Newsome, who also operated the Amuse-U Theater, the Bonita Theatre, the Rialto Theatre, Strand Theatre and Newsome's Ice Cream Parlour. A two-manual 10-rank organ (Henry Pilcher's Sons, Opus 778) was installed in the new theater.
Newsome sold the Trianon and the Strand to the Mudd & Colley Amusement Company in 1916. That year it was advertised as "The Favorite Theatre in Birmingham", screening first-run films distributed by the World Film Corporation, V.S.L.E., Fox and Metro.
In the 1920s the Trianon screened Fox newsreels and "Aesop's Fables" silent features. On June 14, 1921, when the Trianon was exhibiting William Fox's "The Face at Your Window", an anti-Bolshevik film with Klansmen as the heroes, the theater welcomed members of the Robert E. Lee Klan No. 1 who had been marching through downtown as a show of force immediately following the Tulsa race riots.
The Trianon Theatre closed in 1926 and was sold to Karl Hoblitzelle as part of his Interstate Circuit in January 1927. He apparently sub-leased the theater to another operator, possibly Richard Kennedy, who remodeled the interior.
- Trianon Theatre at cinematreasures.org