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Alabama Theatre

1817 Third Avenue North

About Us:

The Alabama Theatre was built in 1927 by Paramount Studios as an Alabama showcase for Paramount films. It was used primarily as a movie palace for 55 years, with the exception of the annual Miss Alabama pagent and the weekly Mickey Mouse Club. In 1987, the owners of the facility declared bankruptcy and the theatre was purchased by Birmingham Landmarks Inc., a non-profit corporation.

The new Alabama Theatre for the Performing Arts hosts many live events, as well as films. Each year the Theatre hosts over 300 events attended by a half million Birmingham area citizens.

In 1998, the Theatre underwent a complete front door to back door restoration. The work was done by EverGreene Studios from New York City. In 8 months, the theatre went from its look of faded grandeur to a sparkling 1927 look with all the gold leaf paint either replaced or cleaned. In addition to the restoration, new carpet was installed in the ladies lounge and new drapes were installed on the stage and organ chambers.


Brittany Wolch

Saturday, July 14, 2018
The building is absolutely stunning. It feels like your stepping back in time as soon as you enter the theatre. The cartoons , singalong and organ performance before the show is a rare and fun experience. I could just sit in this theatre for hours admiring how beautiful it is. It is such a great piece of history for this city. They have free parking in a lot across the street designated for the theatre visitors, they have plenty of security and the staff is very friendly!

Marcus Weber

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Man that can play the organ! And he really gets you in the mood for whatever it is coming up on the screen. He's really talented at putting a great spin on classic songs.

Samantha Moats

Thursday, July 12, 2018
The Alabama Theatre never disappoints; the staff is always kind and helpful. My husband and I had a great time seeing The Sandlot during this year's summer film series.

Brad Lee

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Old place with great architecture. Saw John Prine there. Several good restaurants within walking distance.

Terry Price Ware

Sunday, July 8, 2018
I realize this is an historic building, and better accommodations for aging though not infirm humans would be helpful. Love the shows and films!

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