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Alabama Theatre

1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3132
+1 205-252-2262
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Brings Back Memories

Attended a dance competition event at Alabama Theatre and it décor is unbelievable. Brings back... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Robert H
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Clinton, Mississippi
The Alabama Theater Never Disappoints me!

I've gone to a few shows to the theater! Each one I have gone to I have loved. From music to the... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
Jerrod B
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After a complete restoration, this historic venue once again shows its 1927 grandeur.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3132
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+1 205-252-2262
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"christmas movies"
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"film series"
in 8 reviews
"christmas vacation"
in 7 reviews
"wurlitzer organ"
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"dance competition"
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"classic films"
in 5 reviews
"white christmas"
in 4 reviews
"sight lines"
in 3 reviews
"historic venue"
in 2 reviews
"rocky horror"
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"light fixtures"
in 2 reviews
"christmas season"
in 3 reviews
"like stepping back in time"
in 3 reviews
"decorated for christmas"
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"concession stand"
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"wonderful venue"
in 2 reviews
"front row"
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Attended a dance competition event at Alabama Theatre and it décor is unbelievable. Brings back childhood memories, before TV, of going to movies at real movie theatre where people gathered to enjoy movies (now classics) and friends. If you have the opportunity to visit this...More

1  Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

I've gone to a few shows to the theater! Each one I have gone to I have loved. From music to the plays they produce along with customer service the venue is a fantastic place in Birmingham. I highly recommend you check out a show...More

Thank Jerrod B
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

We visited to watch the original Miracle on 34th Street. The theater has so much history. It is decorated for Christmas and the Organ player is awesome. I can’t wait to go back for a play

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

This theatre is an American classic! It's truly like stepping back in time. The staff have done a wonderful job restoring this historic building while staying true to its original vibe. They also work closely with the film community to bring relevant films and events...More

1  Thank Cory J
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you are visiting Birmingham or live here, you have to visit the Alabama Theater at least once. It is gorgeous inside and reminiscent of a time when the theater was an experience and not just a causal weekend activity. I have been to concerts,...More

1  Thank Robin N
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

This place has an amazing history. It was built back in the 1920's. Our daughters dance recitals are always held here and during the holidays they always have Christmas movies playing here. You can get tons of information off of their website also! Outside is...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

However this theater has more floors or balconies to see the movie, I saw "White Christmas" in July. The staff was friendly and sold snacks and merchandise. They had to check my backpack for security's sake! Theater still looks new even if it was built...More

Thank Marta E
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Originally built as a vaudeville theater in 1927, The Alabama Theater has a rich and interesting history. Occasionally, backstage tours are available outlining the history of the location which is a fascinating tour. The Alabama has undergone extensive renovations to return it to its original...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

We were here May 20 for a dance event. The mildew and mold smell was so bad I got a headache by the time the show was over. They need to do something about this, and quick.

Thank cakutulas
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

My dad and I used to go here when I was a kid. I recently visited the Theater a week or so ago. Its exactly the same. Its a very old venue but it still has old southern charm. I always thought it was magical....More

Thank ktidefan16
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Response from jasperdad12 | Reviewed this property |
The people that operate the theater are generally accommodating. Call them and see if you can set something up.
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Yes, they sell sodas, wine, beer, & snacks.
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