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Sunday, August 26 • 5:35pm - 7:12pm
Sidewalk Closing Night: Hearts Beat Loud sponsored by The Altamont School

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Directed By Brett Haley
Run Time 97 Minutes
Sidewalk Closing Night

Nick Offerman plays a widower and career record storeowner whose daughter, played by the amazing Kiersy Clemons, is gearing up to start school across the country. After a song that they record as a goof goes viral, Offerman tries to persuade his daughter to form a band, both to satisfy a lifelong dream of his own and to hold on to the one lasting relationship in his life. Featuring extremely likeable original songs and a great supporting cast (Ted Danson plays a bartender!), HEARTS BEAT LOUD truly earns its reputation for being the heart-warming crowd pleaser of the year.

- Kyle McKinnon


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Saturday and Sunday showings at the Alabama Theatre are proudly sponsored by the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitor's Bureau.The Alabama Theatre was built in 1927 by Paramount Studios as an Alabama showcase for Paramount films. It was used primarily as a movie palace for 55... Read More →

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To be in Birmingham is to be in the arms of the South. Where the energy is palpable and a spirited nature is tempered by cosmopolitan charm. It’s to be in a place that’s as modern and contemporary as it is classically southern. And to experience something you won’t soon for... Read More →

Sunday August 26, 2018 5:35pm - 7:12pm CDT
Alabama Theatre