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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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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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Gorgeous Restoration

This theater houses an organ that is a must see! The whole theater has had a complete restoration so you really have a feel for a movie/theater of the 1920's. It is beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Spring, Texas
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Spring, Texas
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This theater houses an organ that is a must see! The whole theater has had a complete restoration so you really have a feel for a movie/theater of the 1920's. It is beautiful. Would love to see a production next time! Also, go across the street to see The Lyric Theater which has just been restored. It was built in... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Alabama theatre is one of my favorite places to visit. The artistry is simply magnificent! We visit it several times a year for concerts, movies, plays, etc.. The history is worth the visit.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

If you get the chance to view a movie in this historic theater, you won't regret the decision. It made the holidays a little more special (even thought my family has seen 'Elf' dozens of times) and reminds me of what moviegoing would have been like in the 1920s and 1930s. Be sure to take in the cool decor.

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Thank olemissdoc
Birmingham, Alabama
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The Alabama Theater is beautiful with ornate fixtures and a huge balcony. The organ that plays before shows is classic and the summer and holiday movie festivals they host are great. A cool place to see a movie or show.

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boaz
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

The theatre is a nice place, some seats in the house than others. I saw the ballet Swan Lake and it was pretty nice too. Staying at the Tutwiler allows you to easily walk here and stop for some food along the way.

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We were privileged to have a private Company Party at the theater. It is the most beautiful thing I have seen in Birmingham. I have lived here 15 years and had never been to the theater. The movie we saw was Apollo 13 and the sound and screen was awesome. Can't wait to go again at Christmas after reading the... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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456 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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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20 reviews
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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 via mobile

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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