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This historical palace sits in the North side of Birmingham. The Wurlitzer organ still to this day... read more

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Cathy H
Whirling into the past

The 1927 opening of The Alabama Theater featured a Wurlitzer organ that rose from the floor in full... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Anne W
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After a complete restoration, this historic venue once again shows its 1927 grandeur.
1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3132
+1 205-252-2262
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Reviewed today

This historical palace sits in the North side of Birmingham. The Wurlitzer organ still to this day rises up from the floor and puts on a grand performance. The old holiday movies are such a treat during the holiday season for special family outings. Concerts...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The 1927 opening of The Alabama Theater featured a Wurlitzer organ that rose from the floor in full view of the audience. That is probably the greatest contributing factor to its popularity and survival, which facilitated the theater's very own survival. Thus, enabling 21st century...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anne W
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice historical venue. We had a great time attending a concert. The theater was very beautiful. It was clean with comfy chairs.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ronda L
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Love that this theater has been refurbished. I have great memories from my childhood and teenage years. The Wurlitzer organ rising from beneath the stage, is amazing, and hearing it being played is such an experience. Love this theater,

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chjones50
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The Alabama Theatre is a beautiful old time theatre from the 1920’s, including a piano that comes up thru the stage floor, and gorgeous balconies, which has been completely restored to it’s grandeur, and offers the opportunity to see movies such as “Gone with the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank haroldc956
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Have seen several different events at the Alabama Theatre, but concerts are the best! You feel as if your right there with the performers. The acoustics are superb and the art deco venue is amazing . Even hearing the artists compliment the theatre is a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wayne H
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the Alabama Theater for the Rocky Horror Masquerade and really enjoyed our time! The facility was large enough to accommodate a relatively large crowd. The restrooms were clean and spacious. The only downfall I would say is the size of the bar and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Trinity J
Reviewed 4 September 2018

The Alabama theatre is a destination for cinephiles, thespians, and anyone who appreciates art deco architecture. The Alabama has a summer and holiday series of classic movies, shown in rare form these days on the big screen. Think, "Casablanca" for Valentine's, "Singing' In the Rain,"...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank RKSheehan
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I’m a local and I love this place. The interior decor is a classic example of early 20 th century architecture. Try to go when they play the Wurlitzer organ. In the summer they run classic movies on weekends. The opera used be here. I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank brysonW
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The Alabama is a pleasant "retro" venue for old movies and plays. Take the time to visit and remember what it was like to go there when elegance was important. The giant organ recital is not to be missed when played for sing-alongs and preludes.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cindy R
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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.
18 December 2016|
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Response from BarbeeAL | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have bar items as well as sodas and popcorn. Take credit cards as well.