Bird Cage Theatre

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517 E Allen St, Tombstone, AZ, USA
(520) 457-3421

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Bird Cage Theatre Apr 12, 2008
The Bird Cage Theatre in Tombstone, Arizona was one of the west’s most famous landmarks back in the 1880s and 1890s. That was Tombstone’s hay-day. There are 14 small crib-like cages hanging from the ceiling, still with their original red velvet drapes and trimmings, where the lady’s plied their trade. The stage, which is hand-painted still has its original curtain. Many antiques, pictures, and items of curiosity are on display. Also, if you look you can count 140 bullet holes in the walls and ceiling (according to a brochure they hand out), evidence of the many gunfights that took place here over the years. In 1889 the rising water levels flooded and closed all mining operations and the Bird Cage was boarded up and would not see the light of day until 1934 when it was opened as a place for the public to see.
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On the wall at the bottom of the stairs on the lower level of the Bird cage theater is a framed poem that looks aged. A dedication to this theatre of times gone by, the poem reads: THE OLD BIRD CAGE…BIRD CAGE THEATRE: A Ruin now, the temple of sin, a riot of dust and decay; Lizards crawl on the crumbling wall where bats and owls hold away. Oh what…

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