Golden Age of Cinema in the Heart of Downtown
One of the city’s oldest and most thriving landmarks, the Alabama Theatre is a step back in time. It opened in 1927 and the interior is still filled with the Golden Age splendor of nearly 100 years ago. Along the sidewalk leading into the entrance is Alabama's own Walk of Fame and boasts names of local celebrities. It is also home to the “Mighty Wurlitzer,” a huge, ornate pipe organ, and one of only 25 of its kind ever made. Throughout the years it hosts concerts, recitals, plays, and is home to the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. Every summer and Christmas brings a movie series that is a tradition for so many Birmingham residents that you have to arrive early to make sure you even get a seat, although no seat in the house is a bad one. Each movie begins with the organ coming out of the floor of the stage and the musician leading the crowd in a singalong.
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