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Alabama Theatre

1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
205 252 2262
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Ranked #6 of 46 Attractions in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Description: After a complete restoration, this historic venue once again shows its 1927 grandeur.
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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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97 reviews 97 reviews
12 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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Birmingham, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A piece of history preseverd for future generations. I always look forward to visiting and viewing events here and will be a frequent patron.

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Alexandria, AL
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have visited this theatre a few times and each time is still a thrill. The Alabama is full of rich history and is a very beautiful building. I have had the thrill of taking my daughter here also, and hope to take her again time and time again.

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Orange Park, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Impressive auditorium and public areas; don't miss the organ recital if it's being offered prior to your show. If you sit on the sides of the balcony, though, choose your seat carefully - it isn't tiered, so you may end up looking at the head of the person in front of you.

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Alabama theatre is a wonderful and beautiful venue with great shows and different goings on all year long. As a performer who has been backstage and onstage, the facilities are awesome and they keep true to the original design of the theatre all across the board. Great place and great stories are told here.

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Birmingham, AL
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Caught 2 of the summer movie series this year. It's always a delight to visit the gorgeous AL theatre! The beauty and detail of the interior never ceases to amaze me! The organ playing and "sing a long" before all the shows are a hoot. I took family visiting from out of town. They really enjoyed it! The Alabama Theatre:... More

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HOOVER
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91 reviews 91 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We always enjoy going to movies at the Alabama Theater. There is a great sense of culture and history in this theater. And of course, we love the yearly Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Ball in October!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The best place in Birmingham to take in a Christmas flick. This is a real treasure in our city. It is a great place to spend New Year's Eve for a night of music and celebration.

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