Welcome back—Sidewalk Film Center reopens with safety precautions

Patrons are required to wear mask in theater when not eating or drinking concessions. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now (note: photo taken pre-COVID-19)

Grabbing a cardigan for the chilly theater, a pre-movie drink, stopping by the snack bar, poking your friend during previews saying, “let’s go see that one next.” We’ve missed the movies and we’ve really missed Birmingham’s most unique and community-based independent theater. After nearly seven months, Sidewalk Film Center has reopened with safety precautions.

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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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Update: Extras needed for Birmingham film, “Garden of the Gods”

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The scene is a Día de los Muertos (Day Of The Dead) party‚so come in costume.Photo via Día de los Muertos Alabama Facebook.

UPDATE 2/4: All roles for extras have currently been filled. If you’d like to reach out about another project, feel free to use the same contact information provided.

If you’ve never made it on the big screen, now is your chance!  A Birmingham film is on the hunt for extras to be in a party scene on February 8.  Find out more about “Garden of the Gods,” a movie produced by a local Birmingham production company.

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10 Ways to Kick the Holiday Stress in Birmingham

Even with a year to prepare, Santa can get stressed too. Photo via New York Post

The holidays are a time to relax, catch up with friends and enjoy the company of family. However, for many of us, this isn’t always the case. The holidays can easily turn into a marathon of cooking, decorating, shopping and giving—but not this year. Here are 10 ways to kick the holiday stress in Birmingham!

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A Guide to Christmas at the Alabama Theatre

Christmas showings are coming to the Alabama Theatre. From your favorite Christmas movies to a country/folk performance, you’ll spend your December at the theater.

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Health Care, Tech, and now Movies…? Bham’s Certainly Coming up in the World

There’s something to say about a city that has the history, for the last decade, like ours, but that is seemingly rising out of the ashes and not allowing the past to dictate the future.

Okay, that may have been a bit dramatic, but we are definitely making a comeback.

Next up – the movie industry?
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