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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.
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.
Carmike Cinemas is a great option for people who don't feel like paying the inflated prices of most big-name movie theaters. Because this cinema shows second-run movies - a bit after they've left most theaters, they can offer tickets to each showing for just 1.50USD, for both matinees and evening showings, no matter the age of the patron.
Part of the Regal Entertainment Group, this modern multiplex has 16 screens that showcase recent Hollywood films. Regal Trussville Stadium 16 is located within the Colonial Promenade Trussville, and largely attracts families in and around the area.