THE BIRD CAGE THEATRE
The Bird Cage Theater In Tombstone, Arizona, had its Grand Opening
On Dec 26 1881. It gained a reputation as one of the
wickedest theaters between New Orleans and San Francisco.
The New York Times reported
"The Bird Cage Theater is the Wildest, Wickedest Night Spot, Between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast"...
The Bird Cage Theatre operated continuously, 24 hours a day,
365 days a year, for eight years,
from 1881 to 1889.
Legend has it that 26 people were killed in The Bird Cage during its Reputed Eight Years as one of the Wildest and Meanest places in Tombstone. Over One Hundred and Forty bullet holes remain in the building...
The building was not opened again until it was purchased in 1934, and the new owners were delighted to find that almost nothing had been disturbed in all those years. It has been a tourist attraction ever since, and is open to the general public year-round,
from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.
The Bird Cage Theatre is
Most authentic attraction, and one of the West's Most Famous landmarks.