Cecil Whitmire remembrance to be held Sunday

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A celebration of life for the man responsible for the renovation and preservation of the alabama theatre will be held this weekend. People can join in the remembrance of Cecil Whitmire this Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00p.m.

Whitmire passed away from cancer last month. He was the executive director of the theatre for decades.

The building was built in 1927, but had fallen into disrepair after several decades. Whitmire spearheaded the effort to restore the building and many say he brought it back to life.

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