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    Alabama Theatre

    1817 3rd Ave N
    Birmingham , AL 35203
    205-252-2262

    Website: alabamatheatre.com


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    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 pageant 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...

    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 pageant 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.


     

     

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    Spend the Night with Alice Cooper

    Presented by Alabama Theatre at Alabama Theatre

    May 2, 2017

    Media Reviews


    • Article: Loft development near Alabama Theatre named 'Whitmire Lofts' in honor of Cecil Whitmire
      The Birmingham News - Jun 12, 2013
      By Stan Diel

      BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A loft development underway near the Alabama Theatre, originally to be called K-Lofts, has been renamed Whitmire Lofts in honor of the late Cecil Whitmire, the architect and builder on the project said today.

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      BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A loft development underway near the Alabama Theatre, originally to be called K-Lofts, has been renamed Whitmire Lofts in honor of the late Cecil Whitmire, the architect and builder on the project said today.

      Whitmire, who died in 2010 at the age of 74, was the driving force behind the effort to save and renovate the Alabama and is widely credited, in part, for the theater district’s burgeoning renaissance. Collapse

    • Event Name: Holiday Film Series
      Article: Alabama Theatre begins annual Holiday Film Series tonight with 'Holiday Inn' (video)
      Birmingham News - Dec 10, 2012
      By Bob Carlton

      BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Alabama Theatre, which begins its annual Holiday Film Series tonight with the 1942 Bing Crosby-Fred Astaire musical-comedy “Holiday Inn.” Expand

      BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Alabama Theatre, which begins its annual Holiday Film Series tonight with the 1942 Bing Crosby-Fred Astaire musical-comedy “Holiday Inn.” Collapse

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