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Alabama Theatre

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Address: 1817 3rd Avenue N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3132
Phone Number: +1 205-252-2262
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After a complete restoration, this historic venue once again shows its 1927...

After a complete restoration, this historic venue once again shows its 1927 grandeur.

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Holiday Movies Coming Soon

I have loved the Alabama Theater since I was a child. I'm so glad the this beautiful Birmingham landmark was restored and saved. Don't miss a holiday movie in "The Showplace of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have loved the Alabama Theater since I was a child. I'm so glad the this beautiful Birmingham landmark was restored and saved. Don't miss a holiday movie in "The Showplace of the South" From classics to newer releases, the holiday movies are a popular attraction, check out the schedule and go see one of your favorites! This is one... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This gorgeous landmark theater still earns her old nickname. This is really like stepping back in time to an era when these fine theaters drew patrons from hundreds of miles. The place is simply ornate and stunning inside and out, and the sight lines are incredible, NO bad seats in the house! I've been here many times and always leave... More 

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to the Alabama Theatre. We came from out of town for the Josh Ritter/Jason Isbell concert. It's always a fun experience to go see a musical act in a grand theater that's able to offer an intimate feel. We bought balcony seats and the view of the stage was great and the acoustics were perfect.... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Since 2008 I have made many trips to the Historic Alabama Theater. There are Summer and Winter (Christmas specific movies) film series on Fridays and Sundays. There are also children's film series on Thursdays and other times (just check their website). My favorite time to visit this venue is for the Rocky Horror Masquerade Ball which features 2 costume contests... More 

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Hoover, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I've been going to the Alabama since I was a kid and have been overwhelmed every time I have been there. In between visits, you forget just how awesome this building is. Thankfully it has been preserved! I've seen movies, shows and concerts, attended events and even one wedding. During high school, they even allowed us to film inside for... More 

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Northport, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

A beautiful building. The acoustics were good for the concert I went to there. My only concern is that the lighting is poor towards the back of the auditorium and on the upper levels. Be sure to watch your step!

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Pell City, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Our family loves to go to the Alabama Theater. It's always a fun experience to go see a classic movie in such a grand theater.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I have attended several events at this venue since the remodeling and reopening. The acoustics are amazing, I don't believe that there is a "Bad" seat in the house!!

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Wadley, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We went to the Bring it live tour. The venue was easy to find and the process to get in was easy. When we arrived it was raining we were not allowed to bring in our umbrella if it didn't fit in our bags. Thankfully ours did. The lobby is not that big so it was very crowded. There were... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

The Alabama has it all and is very well renovated. It is 1928 theater at its best, complete with a great Wurlitzer organ. comfort is good and parking is also OK.

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