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Sunday, August 26 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Alabama Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society Presents Nathan Avakian & the International Youth Silent Film Festival

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Run Time: 90 Minutes

Locals know that the Alabama Theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer is the engine that runs this block, but few festivalgoers realize that the theatre organ is an integral part of cinema history. Organist Nathan Avakian will provide the soundtrack for a historic silent short, then accompany a selection of contemporary short films from the International Youth Silent Film Festival (IYSFF). The IYSFF inspires young filmmakers around the world to share their stories as they reinvent the art of silent film. Presented by the Alabama Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society.


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Alabama Theatre

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 12:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Alabama Theatre