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Alabama Theatre

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Address: 1817 3rd Avenue N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3132
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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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Great concert venue

We went to the Steven Curtis Chapman and Third Day concert on April 21. The venue is very nice! I couldn't see a bad seat in the house. Very intimate setting but large enough... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 April 2016
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Eastaboga, Alabama
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Eastaboga, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We went to the Steven Curtis Chapman and Third Day concert on April 21. The venue is very nice! I couldn't see a bad seat in the house. Very intimate setting but large enough. Acoustics and sound was good. Very beautiful venue

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Hueytown, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

If you've never been to the Alabama Theater, your missing one of the treasures of the south. It's like stepping back in time. Great staff. Great decor. The only drawback is that they book a lot of private events and are not always open to the public.

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Niceville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

My daughter recently participated in a dance competition at the Alabama Theater. What a great place! Bravo to the organization that saved the theater from demolition back in the 80's. They did an amazing job with restoration. I particularly enjoyed watching the competition from both balcony levels. The only negative is that parking can be tricky, but we got lucky... More 

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Clay, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Lived in Birmingham for 13 years and have been to Alabama theater so many times I can't recount. Movies, symphony, Barber Shop Quartet, organ recital. The list is endless. It is a low cost evening of fun for the whole family. Ample parking close by.

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 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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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 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 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 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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