Public Buildings

Larry D. Striplin Performing Arts Center

Located at 1000 Selma Avenue, the Larry D. Striplin, Jr. Performing Art Center was part of a restoration project which encompassed almost an entire city block and included the restoration of the Walton Theater, an abandoned movie theatre that had been home to the children of Selma every Saturday afternoon during the forties and fifties. Today the Performing Art Center hosts a variety of events that enhance the cultural aspects of Selma. In addition, the work of local artists is often displayed in to showcase the talents and gifts of beloved Selma citizens; admission to the exhibits is free. A recent and exciting addition to our weekly movie schedule is the showing of newly released movies on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. For ticket information and showtimes, call the Box Office at (334) 878-3456 or visit the theater’s website at

The Larry D. Striplin Performing Arts Center is available for rent to the general public Mondays through Wednesdays weekly. It is ideal for business meetings, small banquets, and workshops.


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Rental Fees
  • Facility: $200.00
  • Theatre only: $175.00
  • Reception area: $125.00
  • Projector: $50.00
  • Security deposit: $250.00 (refundable)


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Stephanie E. Menifee

Director of Public Buildings



Public Buildings Department
1000 Selma Avenue
Selma, AL 36701


Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


(334) 874-2145



Severe Weather Alert!


Due to the threat of severe weather, all non-essential city services will be closed on Friday, March 18, 2022.  The City will continue to monitor the situation and depending on the severity of the event may make further changes to hours of operation. 

The Selma Police & Fire Departments will be on regular duty and Public Works will be on call working diligently to address issues as they occur, along with reporting issues to the Alabama Department of Transportation and local utility companies.

Residents are encouraged to stay informed and take proper precautions.  Please stay off roadways as conditions, power lines, and/or trees may be impacted.

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