Hoover Twin Cinema

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The Hoover Twin Cinema was a 2-screen cinema located behind the Hoover Mall at 3142 Lorna Road in Hoover. It was built in 1977 for ABC Theaters.

Each screening room seated 350 patrons and shared a single lobby and concession area. The grand opening for Cinema 1 took place on December 20, with a "film cutting ceremony" attended by Hoover mayor John Hodnett, Hoover Merchants Association president Mike Plott, Miss Alabama Julie Houston, and Santa Claus. The Berry High School marching band provided entertainment, accompanied by Barnard Franklin on organ. Cecil Brown was the area manager for ABC in charge of the Hoover Twin.

The first film shown at the cinema was The Gauntlet with Clint Eastwood. The second screening room opened on December 23 with Gene Wilder's "The World's Greatest Lover"

The building was reused as a Women's only health club and a Christian nightclub for several years and now houses the police field operations offices of the Hoover Police Department.


  • "First of 2 twin theaters opens at Hoover Mall" (December 21, 1977) Birmingham News