Happy 95th Birthday, Alabama Theatre!
On December 26th 1927, the ornate 2000+-seat theatre, also known as the “Showplace of the South,” debuted its first feature film.
Growing in Popularity
Earlier this week, the Alabama Theatre reported the results of its 2022 Holiday Film Series Presented by Regions Bank.
Here were the results:
- 41,313—tickets sold
- 15,037—servings of popcorn
- 62,214—pieces of candy sold
Out of the 22 screenings, 10 were sold out before the showings, including timeless classics Christmas Vacation, Elf, Home Alone and White Christmas.
Funds raised via ticket sales, popcorn and candy helps support the theatre operations all year round.
How to Celebrate Alabama Theatre’s Birthday
If you are seeking a way to celebrate the Alabama Theatre’s 95th Birthday, the good folks at Birmingham Landmarks, the non-profit group that owns and operates the theatre, suggest making a donation supporting “Big Bertha,” the famous Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ,
Since day one—95 years ago—she has been a part of the theatre.
Consider a tax-deductible donation to the Alabama Theatre for Bertha’s upcoming Organ Console Renovation project.
To Mail a Check: Make check out to: Birmingham Landmarks, Inc. Memo: Organ Console Renovation. Mail to: Alabama Theatre, 1817 3rd Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203.
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