7 reasons why the Grand River Drive-in + The Backyard are Bham’s new hangout spots

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Sunset is the perfect time to check out The Backyard. Photo via Bham Now

Whether you’ve gotten into a quarantine routine or just need to switch things up, the Grand River Drive-In and The Backyard are ready to add some excitement to your weekends. Let’s take a trip to Birmingham’s newest hangout spot, shall we?

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Did you know that parts of “Friday the 13th” were filmed in Alabama?

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You don’t want to run into this guy at camp! Photos via FridayThe13thFranchise.com

When Friday the 13th rolls around it just feels right to pay homage to one of the most iconic slasher franchises to ever exist—Friday the 13th. The long line of Jason movies may or may not be your cup of tea, but did you know Alabama once served as the backdrop? Let’s see if you recognize some of these scenes.

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Need something to watch during quarantine? Here’s what the team recommends.

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The ideal quarantine set-up. Photo by Chaise Sanders for Bham Now.

Let’s face it. We’ve got a lot more time on our hands nowadays. Remember when we would try to monitor our screentime? That went out the door as soon as quarantine started. Luckily, with help from some of the team, we’ve put together some recommendations of what to watch to pass the time.

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STEM UAB graduate students produce sci-fi film entirely in Birmingham

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If you saw Ryan Murphy and Faaiz Saad on this rooftop you might mistake them for a couple of Hollywood big-shots. Photo via Scruffy Chandelier Productions.

The Magic City has been all over the film scene lately. And you can spot Birmingham in every scene of the new web series and movie, “SCP D-Classified.” Get the scoop from the producers themselves. Plus, find out how you can watch and support the local sci-fi series!

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3 things to know about being an extra in the movie ‘Embattled’ that’s filming in Birmingham, including how you can do it, too

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Birmingham resident Kristina O’Quinn shakes hands with Stephen Dorff, who is starring in the film. Photo via Kristina O’Quinn

Want to know what it’s like to be an extra in a film, including how to audition? Here are the details from a Birmingham local who spent two days on the set of “Embattled”.

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After over 65M downloads, Woodstock, Alabama’s S-Town podcast headed to the big screen

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THE STATION AGENT, Director Tom McCarthy on the set, 2003, (c) Miramax

Whoah, over 65 M downloads

After over 65 M downloads, it looks like Woodstock, Alabama’s popular S-Town podcast is coming to a big screen near you according to the Hollywood Reporter (HR). Continue reading “After over 65M downloads, Woodstock, Alabama’s S-Town podcast headed to the big screen”

New movie being filmed in Birmingham. Could AL be a hot new filming destination?

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Another “Y’allywood” outpost ?

There is another movie being filmed in Birmingham. Could the Magic City and Alabama someday be another “Y’allywood” like our neighbor, Georgia? The filming of feature film Moose will begin in Birmingham this March.

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The Force is strong in Birmingham; Star Wars:The Last Jedi mania hits the Magic City

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The Last Jedi, poster art. Via-www.starwars.com.

The Force is strong in Birmingham as  Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters. Are you excited about Episode VIII ? Check out our Bham Star Wars hookups! (and a Storm Trooper fiddling Jingle Bells ! )

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Leeds is bringing back the Drive In

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Family, Friends, Truck Beds and a Feature Film under the stars.  At the Coyote Drive-In they have brought back your childhood fun and added so much more. This Drive-In is definitely a fan favorite that is fun for all ages.

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$5 MOVIE TICKETS EVERY DAY DON'T BREATHE, MECHANIC, NERVE & more starting Friday August 26th at Coyote Drive-in Theater & Canteen in Leeds www.Coyotedrive-in.com/Leeds SEE 2 Movies for 1 LOW Price $5 for Everyone Age 5 and up Age 4 and under FREE We are located at The Outlet Shops of Grand River I-20 Freeway Exit 140 $5 MOVIES ALL Double Features $4 MINI GOLF 18 Holes Lawn Chairs Welcome
 Kids Playground
 Dog Friendly
 Pizza, Burgers, Corndogs and more
 ICEE, PEPSI SPIRE, SNOW CONES Restaurant & Mini Golf Open at 1130am
Every Saturday and Sunday 600pm Monday thru Thursday 530pm on Fridays Drive-in Gates Open 530pm Friday thru Sunday 600pm Monday thru Thursday #leedsal #shopsatgrandriver #coyoteleeds #birminghamal #drivein #howidrivein #dogfriendly #dogsofbirmingham #dogsofleeds #movietheater

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