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“Gorgeous theater!”
Review of Alabama Theatre

Alabama Theatre
Ranked #15 of 90 things to do in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: After a complete restoration, this historic venue once again shows its 1927 grandeur.
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Gorgeous theater!”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

I grew up in San Diego and as a child, I loved going to the old semi-grand theaters during the summer. Sadly, most of them were lost to an adult chain in the 70's.
My first experience at this theater was one of summer series films, "It's a mad, mad, mad,mad world". Three hilarious hours spent in a classic theater -I was blown away! I felt like a kid again. They also showed the old style Bugs Bunny cartoons before the show. There was even a sing along with the organist playing the grand Wurlitzer that rises up onto the stage.
The last time we were there, we saw "White Christmas" just before the Christmas Holiday. Talk about setting the mood! Plus, even though I've seen that movie around a hundred times, it was like seeing it for the first time in that sold out theater.
I love this place and if you have the chance to go -take it! You will love it!
Note: if you plan on attending the Christmas holiday series this year, get there early or you will be sitting in the top balcony -still a wonderful experience but it's always better closer to the screen.

Visited December 2013
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Birmingham, Alabama
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231 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Beautiful Architecture”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

Place was beautiful as you can see the original architecture. Upkeep of that beautiful old place could be improved

Visited October 2013
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Birmingham, Ala.
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“The grand palace of the South”
Reviewed 17 December 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

If you attend an event at the Alabama Theater, be prepared for the venue to steal the show. It's worth the price of admission to ANY event just to see the ornate architecture of this grand movie palace dating back to the1920s. Build ample time around your event before and after to explore and marvel at this architectural wonder.

Visited December 2013
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

Had a quick private tour of the building. The decor is stunning. My fave part was listening to the school kids come in for a field trip in absolute shock and awe of what they were walking into as if it was Cinderella's castle or something.

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B'ham
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“Put this one at the top of your list for must see in Birmingham”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

Like I said, ya don't want to miss this one. Even the young ones appreciate this grandeur of this elegant and VERY large theater. You can walk on stage, back stage, under stage. Self guided tour and it's free. Def worth seeing.

Visited October 2013
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