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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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3 attraction reviews
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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26 reviews 26 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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9 reviews 9 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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14 reviews 14 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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