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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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Dance competition

We attended my daughter's dance competition here this weekend. I love old buildings and this theater did not disappoint. The bathrooms downstairs were beautiful and the theater... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Shan J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended my daughter's dance competition here this weekend. I love old buildings and this theater did not disappoint. The bathrooms downstairs were beautiful and the theater itself was large and in good condition. I would love to come back here for another event.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful old renovated old theatre in downtown Birmingham. My only complaint would be the location and lack of bathrooms. We had a front row seat in the balcony. The seats seemed a little bit further back than most balcony front row seats but were still the "best in the house".

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Lineville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hit the Alabama Theatre on Valentines night to see "Casablanca". The crowd was very large (which was wonderful to see). The pres-how music was fun, as was the after show music. Come early to hear the "Mighty Wurlitzer Organ" show off. The theatre was built in 1927 and has been restored to it's former glory. By all means find... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

It's always a pleasure to return to the Alabama theatre every year The history and Beauty of The Alabama is remarkable. Everyone should take the time to visit this historic site Elegance and timeless

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Thank Linda D
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We love the Holiday Film Series & catch a few movies each year! Great way to take a break during the busy season! Beautiful & intimate venue. Concerts here are great as well, not a bad seat in the house.

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Trussville, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

So glad this theater was refurbished. My mom spent many hours here as a teenager and told us stories about the theater when we were growing up and it was closed. Feels like you have been taken back 50-60 years when visiting. The craftsmanship and ornate features are lost to this generation. Actually have letters from WWII and the theater... More 

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Jasper, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Every year the Alabama shows Christmas movies through the month of December. You may have seen the movies dozens of times at home or possibly in a theater but the experience cannot match up with the Alabama. First, the theater is nicknamed the Showplace of the South for a reason. It is beautiful with the touch of class. Families line... More 

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Rainbow City, AL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Loved every minute of our visit to watch Christmas Vacation. All of us enjoyed the historic theater, sing along with the wonderful organ and family time watching a new classic

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

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 6 November 2016

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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