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Alabama Theatre

Address: 1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone Number: 205 252 2262
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Ranked #2 of 35 Activities in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: After a complete restoration, this historic venue once again shows its 1927 grandeur.
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: After a complete restoration, this historic venue once again shows its 1927 grandeur.

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Homewood, Alabama, Usa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 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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5 reviews 5 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Opelika, AL
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98 reviews 98 reviews
12 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Our nephew plays in the Oh, Hello's out of Austin. They were on a large tour fronting for the Need to Breathe's. The show sold out on the 11th and added a new show on the 12th. The Oh, Hello's were awesome, but the theatre is old (awesome history) and small. They were good, but not exactly clear. The Need... More 

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