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Built in 1927 as a Paramount Studio movie palace, this spectacular Spanish-Moorish edifice was restored in 1998. "The Showplace of the South" hosts live events as well as first-run and classic films. See the 1927 Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ, "Big Bertha", rise dramatically from beneath the stage floor during affairs such as the annual Halloween showing of Phantom of the Opera (the organist arrives carried in a coffin). The theater is within walking distance of the downtown business district.
Welcome to Downtown Birmingham where you can find hospitality mixed with a long tradition. Here you can find a number of dining places, bars, shopping malls and experience true Birmingham. There is a wide array of activities held here. There is always something new for every visitor to experience. A number of events are held here regularly from time to time. Downtown Birmingham is also very safe for people to visit. So come to this place for a whole new experience.
Head straight to RMTC Cabaret Theatre while in Birmingham if you wish to spend your evening watching a fun and interesting performance. With an exciting lineup featuring cabarets, theatrical productions, musicals and drama among many other shows, RMTC Cabaret Theatre offers something for local fans of performing arts to look forward to. The seating arrangement, as well as, the overall intimate setting of the venue ensure your show-watching experience here is fun, memorable and uninterrupted.
Alabama's sons and daughters who made their marks in sports history are honored here. Boxing great Joe Louis, baseball hero Willie Mays, track star Jessie Owens and Crimson Tide coach Paul Bear Bryant are just a few of those featured at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. Sports memorabilia and vintage equipment are also on display in the museum. The gleaming modern Hall of Fame structure is adjacent to the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center.
A hands-on science museum, the McWane Science Center allows visitors to test physics principles, explore aquatic habitats, simulate space exploration and more. Interactive exhibits allow you to make your own animated movie, build a roller coaster or ride a bicycle along a wire 30 feet above the ground! There is also the IMAX Theater, a gift shop, and a food court that offers a variety of fast food and snack options. See website for event calendar, movie showtime, admission details and more.