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Alabama's Hidden Jewel

The Alabama theatre is a destination for cinephiles, thespians, and anyone who appreciates art deco... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Birmingham, Alabama
Art Deco palace

I’m a local and I love this place. The interior decor is a classic example of early 20 th century... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Birmingham, Alabama
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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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank brysonW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First off, go for the balcony, if you want the sound, experience, and price (that will not shred your pocketbook). For years, I have opted for the Balcony, Row Q (Center Aisle); 9 times of 10 there are seats available here (in "my" spot) long...More

Thank JohnnyBeeeGoode
Reviewed 6 August 2018

My sister and I went to see a show there. Going to the theater is like taking a step back in time. I can't wait to go back!

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 30 July 2018

A friend and I recently saw The Sound of Music at the Alabama Theatre. The building is beautiful, the organist was great, and there were even adult beverages available during intermission. We had a wonderful time. My only regret is that I won't be in...More

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 27 July 2018

The Alabama Theatre is a definite must see. Whether you are from the Birmingham area or are visiting, you have to check out this historical beauty. It's beautiful and majestic.

Thank natalie n
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

First, the theater is beautiful. The details, the architecture, the lighting, all combine to make a visual feast. Take the time to wander and see the details. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The theater organ, “Big Bertha” is a gem all to itself....More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 11 July 2018

My sister and nieces went to the sing-a-long showing of the movie Grease. It was an absolute blast! Everyone was dressed up in their 50's attire and it was so much fun! I'm already looking at their schedule to see what other events I can...More

Thank jennifercM2781WD
Reviewed 9 July 2018

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the show but the real star was the theatre itself. Such a classic!

Thank Sheila C
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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 TAZ-N-Bogey | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they sell sodas, wine, beer, & snacks.