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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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The Grand Alabama

Great place to visit..very nostalgic as well. I remember coming to movies here on Saturday morning as a child. The restoration was brilliantly done and it is a great concert... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit..very nostalgic as well. I remember coming to movies here on Saturday morning as a child. The restoration was brilliantly done and it is a great concert venue and has a summer movie series of great classic films.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Whether it's a movie, a concert, a comedian or some other performance, you'll have an amazing experience at the Alabama Theatre. They truly don't make them like this anymore. Enjoy the show, and enjoy the history.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went for the Summer Movie, "Over The Rainbow" and it was a great time for us and all the families around us. It was a party atmosphere with lots of little girls dressed like "Dorothy" and proud parents and grandparents. The "Big Bertha" organ was well played by our host who entertained with a mix of Garland tunes, music... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

You have to go at Christmas! Beautiful venue. Gorgeous decorations. Old classic movies and SANTA! Miracle on 34th Street is great anytime, but on that screen it's amazing!

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Great venue and a must for history buffs. Walking in makes you imagine the artists of the past who have graced the stage.

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Collierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My daughter and son-in-law took me last Christmas to see Chevy Chase Christmas Vacation. It was awesome and the piano man played before the movie some Christmas carols for everyone to sing. We plan to make this a tradition every Christmas. :)

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Went to see Dave Chappelle there. Get the dress circle seats. The place seats about 2000. The dress circle is about 15 ft up and extends all the way over row M. Stopped by security 4 times on our way to the seats. Amazing view and we were told by more than 1 staff member they were the best seats... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place is awesome,family friendly,beautiful interior,we dress up as actors in the movie and the whole family goes to see Christmas Vacation every year,our family tradition.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Alabama Theatre is one of the most exciting historic attractions in Alabama. The movie palace was restored by the late Mr. Cecil Whitmire. He helped save The Alabama Theatre when it declared bankruptcy in 1986. He had a hand in creating Birmingham Landmarks that lead the effort in rescuing the beautiful palace. He presided over the restoration of the... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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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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