Carver Theatre, Birmingham

Carver Theatre, Birmingham

The Carver Theatre in Birmingham dates to 1935 and was the first movie theater to allow members of the Black community to see first-run movies. This theater seats 527 guests and serves as a live performance venue today. The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame is also located in this building.

This theater retains much of its original character, with most of the same elements from the 1930s present. Visitors will enjoy the original exterior, which hearkens back to the era of movie palaces. Renovations made to the interior have helped restore the theater to its former beauty.

Jazz festivals, including festivals featuring music students, are a regular part of the entertainment here. Visitors can also take advantage of educational presentations and workshops about Birmingham's musical history. Visiting this theater will be an educational as well as entertaining experience.

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Carver Theatre on Map

Sight Name: Carver Theatre
Sight Location: Birmingham, USA (See walking tours in Birmingham)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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