Here’s where to watch holiday movies in Birmingham this December

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The Alabama Theatre is holiday-ready. Josh Weichman / Alabama Theatre / Facebook)

Grab some popcorn, it’s time to cozy up in front of the big screen to watch all your holiday movie favorites. From A Christmas Story at the Alabama Theatre to The Grinch at McWane Science Center’s IMAX Theatre, here’s what’s playing this season in Birmingham. 

Alabama Theatre’s 2022 Holiday Film Series

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(Josh Weichman / Alabama Theatre / Facebook)

Nothing compares to a visit to the Alabama Theatre—especially during the holiday season. Not only is the theatre decked out in festive decor, but this year’s Holiday Film Series is a must-see!

Here’s the lineup:

White Christmas

  • When: 
    • Friday, December 9 | 7PM
    • (Sing-Along) Sunday, December 18 | 7PM
    • Thursday, December 22 | 7PM

The Polar Express

  • When: Saturday, December 10 | 2PM
  • Cost: $12 (Benefits Kid One Transport)
  • Tickets

Christmas Vacation

  • When: 
    • Saturday, December 10 | 7PM
    • Wednesday, December 14 | 7PM
    • Monday, December 19 | 7PM
    • Thursday, December 22 | 2PM
  • Cost: $10
  • Tickets

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

  • When: Sunday, December 11 | 2PM
  • Cost: $10
  • Tickets

Elf

  • When: 
    • Sunday, December 11 | 7PM
    • Saturday, December 17 | 7PM
    • Monday, December 19 | 2PM
    • Tuesday, December 20 | 7PM
  • Cost: $10
  • Tickets

Home Alone

  • When: 
    • Monday, December 12 | 7PM
    • Wednesday, December 21 | 2PM
  • Cost: $10
  • Tickets

It’s A Wonderful Life

  • When:
    • Tuesday, December 13 | 7PM
    • Sunday, December 18 | 7PM
  • Cost: $10
  • Tickets

The Nightmare Before Christmas

  • When: Thursday, December 15 | 7PM
  • Cost: $10
  • Tickets

A Christmas Story

  • When: Friday, December 16 | 7PM
  • Cost: $10
  • Tickets

Die Hard

  • When: Wednesday, December 21 | 7PM
  • Cost: $10
  • Tickets

Cartoon Matinee Triple Feature

  • Films:
    • A Charlie Brown Christmas
    • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
    • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • When: 
    • Saturday, December 17 | 2PM
    • Tuesday, December 20 | 2PM
  • Cost: $10
  • Tickets

To see holiday films at the Alabama Theatre, visit 1817 3rd Ave North, Birmingham, AL 35203.

McWane Science Center’s IMAX Theatre

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Popcorn is a must before visiting the IMAX Theatre. (McWane Science Center)

Love seeing movies on the big screen? Say hello to the biggest in town at McWane Science Center’s IMAX Theatre. Here you’ll experience holiday movies in a new way with a five-story screen, surround sound and more!

Here’s what’s playing this December:

The Grinch

  • When:
    • Friday-Sunday, December 16-18 | 2:30PM
    • Wednesday-Friday, December 21-23 | 2:30P
  • Cost: Adults (13-64) – $9
    • Kids (2-12) – $8
    • Seniors (65+) – $8
    • Kids (under 2) – Free
  • Tickets

The Polar Express

  • When: 
    • Friday, December 9 | 7PM
    • Saturday, December 10 | 11:30AM + 2PM
    • Sunday, December 11 | 3:30PM
  • Cost: Adults (13-64) – $9
    • Kids (2-12) – $8
    • Seniors (65+) – $8
    • Kids (under 2) – Free
  • Tickets

To see films at McWane Science Center’s IMAX Theatre, visit 200 19th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203.

Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema

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Who doesn’t love a Christmas comedy? (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Can’t get holiday movies off your mind? Head over to Sidewalk Film + Cinema this December for this exciting lineup:

Bad Movie Night: The Christmas Edition

  • When: Friday, December 9 | 8:15PM
  • Cost: Free | First come, first serve
  • Tickets

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

  • When:
    • Thursday, December 15 | 4:15PM
    • Saturday, December 17 | 7:15PM
    • Sunday, December 18 | 2:30PM
  • Cost: $5-$13.09
  • Tickets

The Holiday

  • When:
    • Friday, December 16 | 2:30PM
    • Saturday, December 17 | 4:15PM
    • Sunday, December 18 | 8:15PM
    • Thursday, December 22 | 2PM
    • Tuesday, December 27 | 4:45PM
  • Cost: $5-$13.09
  • Tickets

A Smoky Mountain Christmas (1984)

  • When:
    • Friday, December 16 | 6:15PM
    • Friday, December 23 | 2PM
    • Sunday, December 25 | 2PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Tickets

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

  • When:
    • (Midnight Madness) Saturday, December 17 | 11:59PM
    • Sunday, December 18 | 5PM
    • Friday, December 23 | 6:45PM
  • Cost: $5-$13.09
  • Tickets | Midnight Madness Tickets

Bad Movie Holi-day

  • When: Monday, December 26 | 4:15PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Tickets

To see films at Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema, visit 1821 2nd Ave North, Birmingham, AL 35203.

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