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Alabama Theatre

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Address: 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone Number: 205 252 2262
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Description: After a complete restoration, this historic venue once again shows its...
After a complete restoration, this historic venue once again shows its 1927 grandeur.
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Awesome Venue!

What a great place! It's beautiful and historic... A great place to take the family or date. A can't miss attraction!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Burr B
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

What a great place! It's beautiful and historic... A great place to take the family or date. A can't miss attraction!

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Homewood, Alabama, Usa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is an amazing place. The Old theatre was restored a few years ago. Nice clean area. Several bars and places to eat within walking distance. Good place to see concert or show

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Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Beautiful theater!! The interior is very nice and the kids really enjoyed it. We normally try to come once every Christmas. It really does bring back a lot of childhood memories. The one downside to going is that finding parking is really hard! I will be returning next year!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We visit the Alabama Theatre every year at Christmas for their Christmas film series. It is a beautiful venue and is nothing short of pure nostalgia. The sing alongs with the amazing Wurlitzer organ are always fun. Christmas Vacation is a must see!

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Trussville, Alabama
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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I just love the Alabama Theatre..Yes, she is an "old lady," but she is still very much a lady none-the-less. She brings back memories of my childhood: Dance recitals( MC'd by Cousin Cliff), Gone With The Wind, The Sound of Music, Christmas Concerts... I was there not long ago for the premiere of "The Red Barn" (a documentary from Sutton... More 

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Athens, Alabama, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Beautiful historic theater! So pretty on the inside and no seat is a bad seat as far as being able to see the stage! Just be aware that the seats are little so if you are more on the plus size you may have a problem. Not a lot of parking but we stayed overnight in a hotel down the... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You may miss the performance because you will be so distracted by the beauty of the theater! A little piece of history with great performances!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Love the Alabama - visit often to view old movies, and will be attending a concert in November. so glad that this theatre was saved from the wrecking ball!

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Chicago, Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

At first, I had thoughts about why the Dalai Lama was speaking in the Alabama theater. From the outside, it didn't look like much and the area was questionable. Clearly, when I walked in I was so wrong for my judgements. This place is tasteful, elegant, and charming and the staff are lovely. The use of colors and the architecture... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Incredible venue for watching an old film, seeing a concert or play. Have loved this theater for years and seen concert after concert, and film after film. During their film series tickets are always affordable as well as snacks and drinks. Enjoy a beer or cocktail while you watch as well. If you've never been to the Alabama go now!

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