Alabama Theater in Birmingham

Alabama Theater

The Alabama Theater is an iconic landmark located in Birmingham, Alabama. Built in 1927, the theater is on the National Register of Historic Places and has remained a beloved entertainment venue for locals and tourists alike. The theater was originally constructed by the Paramount Publix Corporation as a grand movie palace during the height of the golden age of cinema. It was designed in the Spanish-Moorish style and features grand marble staircases, intricate carvings, and hand-painted murals. In the 1980s, the theater underwent a significant restoration project to preserve its historic features and improve its acoustics for live performances.

Today, the Alabama Theater is a popular destination for concerts, movie screenings, and other special events. One of the interesting facts about the Alabama Theater is that it served as a filming location for the movie 'Space Camp' in 1986. Another fun fact is that the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, which was installed in the theater in 1927, is still used to entertain audiences before shows.

If you're visiting the Alabama Theater, there are several options to enhance your experience. Guided tours are available several times a week and offer a behind-the-scenes look at the theater's history and architecture. Additionally, the theater hosts a summer classic film series and holiday events such as the 'Annual Christmas Movie Series.'

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