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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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Such a Fantastic Theater

I've been going to the Alabama since I was a kid and have been overwhelmed every time I have been there. In between visits, you forget just how awesome this building is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 August 2016
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Hoover, Alabama
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Hoover, Alabama
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100 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I've been going to the Alabama since I was a kid and have been overwhelmed every time I have been there. In between visits, you forget just how awesome this building is. Thankfully it has been preserved! I've seen movies, shows and concerts, attended events and even one wedding. During high school, they even allowed us to film inside for... More 

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Northport, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

A beautiful building. The acoustics were good for the concert I went to there. My only concern is that the lighting is poor towards the back of the auditorium and on the upper levels. Be sure to watch your step!

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Pell City, Alabama
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Our family loves to go to the Alabama Theater. It's always a fun experience to go see a classic movie in such a grand theater.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

I have attended several events at this venue since the remodeling and reopening. The acoustics are amazing, I don't believe that there is a "Bad" seat in the house!!

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Wadley, Alabama
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We went to the Bring it live tour. The venue was easy to find and the process to get in was easy. When we arrived it was raining we were not allowed to bring in our umbrella if it didn't fit in our bags. Thankfully ours did. The lobby is not that big so it was very crowded. There were... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

The Alabama has it all and is very well renovated. It is 1928 theater at its best, complete with a great Wurlitzer organ. comfort is good and parking is also OK.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

If you are planning on attending an event, I strongly suggest you get good tickets because there is no big screen to see the performers. However the seating is pretty good. We had tickets midway near the top and we could see the stage, however, if the tickets would have been further up, I do not think we would had... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

My wife, my son and daughter in law went to this historic theatre to watch the Sound of Music for the umpteenth time. I had never been to the Alabama Theatre, in spite of living here in Birmingham for over 11 years. Gorgeous place, very nostalgic, really well done- if you've never been here, you need to go!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Love going to this old theater. If you are going to a concert make sure to sit on ground level. Sound is not so great in the balcony. Still a fabulous venue!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

... Theaters I have ever seen. Saw modest mouse there and it was spectacular. The decor of the theatre was as much a part of the experience as the light show. Great, intimate and with nice sight lines.

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