Looking for a way to spice up the family Christmas movie night? Plan on moving your movie night from the couch to The Alabama Theatre in Downtown Birmingham this holiday season. The Alabama Theatre plays a wide variety of Christmas and holiday movies throughout the month of December and they serve refreshments just like a movie theatre does as well.
About the Alabama Theatre
The Alabama Theatre was built in 1927 by Paramount Studios as a place that would premiere Paramount Films. The theatre was originally created and served as a movie palace for about 55 years. The only exceptions to that were the Miss Alabama Pageant and the weekly Mickey Mouse Club. Unfortunately, in 1987, the owners of The Alabama Theatre declared bankruptcy and the theatre was then purchased by Birmingham Landmarks Inc. The Alabama Theatre then became a place for performing arts, live music, shows, and kept its original purpose of showing films. The Theatre is known to host about 150 events a year in which over 150,000 Birmingham residents attend.
You can’t miss The Alabama Theatre from a mile away. The large, portrait oriented, Alabama marquee sign ensures it can’t be missed and brings a touch of old times to Downtown Birmingham. Additionally, when visiting, you will start to notice small things, such as the vintage looking concession stands, the old style balcony seating, and vintage architecture inside and outside the building. The Alabama Theatre will give you the feel of seeing a movie at the theatre during the 1920’s!
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Christmas Movies at The Alabama Theatre
- White Christmas
- Polar Express
- Christmas Vacation
- Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
- It’s a Wonderful Life
- Home Alone
- A Christmas Story
- White Christmas Sing-Along
- Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
- Die Hard
- Christmas In Connecticut
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