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Alabama Theatre

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Address: 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3132
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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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great 20th Century theater

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.

Reviewed 27 June 2016
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
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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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

If you are planning on attending an event, I strongly suggest you get good tickets because there is no big screen to see the performers. However the seating is pretty good. We had tickets midway near the top and we could see the stage, however, if the tickets would have been further up, I do not think we would had... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

My wife, my son and daughter in law went to this historic theatre to watch the Sound of Music for the umpteenth time. I had never been to the Alabama Theatre, in spite of living here in Birmingham for over 11 years. Gorgeous place, very nostalgic, really well done- if you've never been here, you need to go!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Love going to this old theater. If you are going to a concert make sure to sit on ground level. Sound is not so great in the balcony. Still a fabulous venue!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

... Theaters I have ever seen. Saw modest mouse there and it was spectacular. The decor of the theatre was as much a part of the experience as the light show. Great, intimate and with nice sight lines.

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Eastaboga, Alabama
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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We went to the Steven Curtis Chapman and Third Day concert on April 21. The venue is very nice! I couldn't see a bad seat in the house. Very intimate setting but large enough. Acoustics and sound was good. Very beautiful venue

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Hueytown, Alabama
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Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

If you've never been to the Alabama Theater, your missing one of the treasures of the south. It's like stepping back in time. Great staff. Great decor. The only drawback is that they book a lot of private events and are not always open to the public.

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Niceville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

My daughter recently participated in a dance competition at the Alabama Theater. What a great place! Bravo to the organization that saved the theater from demolition back in the 80's. They did an amazing job with restoration. I particularly enjoyed watching the competition from both balcony levels. The only negative is that parking can be tricky, but we got lucky... More 

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Clay, Alabama, United States
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

Lived in Birmingham for 13 years and have been to Alabama theater so many times I can't recount. Movies, symphony, Barber Shop Quartet, organ recital. The list is endless. It is a low cost evening of fun for the whole family. Ample parking close by.

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Spring, Texas
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Reviewed 26 January 2016

This theater houses an organ that is a must see! The whole theater has had a complete restoration so you really have a feel for a movie/theater of the 1920's. It is beautiful. Would love to see a production next time! Also, go across the street to see The Lyric Theater which has just been restored. It was built in... More 

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