The Alabama Theatre has canceled the remainder of the 2020 Alabama Theatre Holiday Film Series due to complications caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The historic downtown Birmingham theatre is offering refunds to those who have already purchased tickets citing that they don’t feel that they can responsibly continue with the series. The post on Facebook and Instagram reads as follows:
“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of the remainder of the 2020 Alabama Theatre Holiday Film Series due to complications caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. We do not feel that we can responsibly continue with the series. Refunds will be issued at the point of purchase. Please allow up to 30 days for your refund to process.”
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The Alabama Theatre Holiday Film Series is back with a slew of new safety precautions to make sure your Holiday movie watching experience is as safe as possible! All of the classics are back this year and before each film you’ll get to enjoy a sing-along with the Mighty Wurlitzer organ. Check out the full list below to find dates, times, and tickets for this season’s lineup. CLICK HERE to find your events and purchase tickets!
2020 Alabama Holiday Film Series Schedule
Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.: Christmas Vacation
Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.: Elf
Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.: It’s A Wonderful Life
Friday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.: White Christmas
Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.: Christmas Vacation
Sunday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m.: Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Monday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.: It’s A Wonderful Life presented with Open Movie Captioning
Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m.: Home Alone
Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.: Christmas Vacation
Thursday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.: Elf
Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.: A Christmas Story
Saturday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.: It’s A Wonderful Life
Sunday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m.: White Christmas
Monday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.: Christmas Vacation
Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.: Elf
Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.: Christmas Vacation
Thursday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.: Home Alone
Friday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.: Die Hard
Saturday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.: Christmas Vacation
Sunday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m.: Elf
Monday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m.: Christmas Vacation
Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m.: White Christmas
How much are the tickets?
Tickets are $10 each. All tickets are for reserved seating to ensure that parties are able to sit six feet apart. Seats will be sold in pods of 2 and 4. You must purchase the entire pod. Doors open 1 hour before showtime for each movie. The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ will be played at the beginning of the show.
Safety is a top priority
In addition to standard cleaning procedures, the Alabama Theatre has implemented the following policies and procedures to protect guests, staff and volunteers at events during the Covid-19 pandemic:
- All guests have their temperatures checked by security before entering the building and will be provided with a pump of hand sanitizer.
- Masks are required at all times.
- Tickets are scanned, touch-free
- Hand sanitizer stations are spread throughout the theatre and disinfectant wipes are available for guests who wish to wipe their seats down before sitting.
- All seats are reserved and are sold in pods of 2 and 4 to keep parties separated by at least 6 feet.
- The bar and merchandise stand only accept cards, no cash.
- Plexiglass shields and hand sanitizer are set up at every bar station.
- High touch surfaces are sanitized every 30 minutes.
- The theatre is disinfected after every event with a nontoxic disinfectant solution using an electrostatic fogger to ensure that every surface, including fabric, has been disinfected.
From The Alabama Theatre Facebook announcement:
We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Showplace of the South to enjoy some entertainment together. Unfortunately, we have had to make some major changes to keep everyone safe this year. Capacity is limited to 30%, so seating is very limited. When tickets sell out we will not be able to make any more available for purchase. In order to thoroughly clean we are limited to one movie per day, so we had to eliminate some films from the lineup this year. We know that some of you will be disappointed to see that your favorite film didn’t make the list, but we hope you will understand and join us for another film instead.
The Holiday Film Series is the largest fundraiser of the year for Birmingham Landmarks, Inc., the nonprofit organization that owns and operates the Alabama Theatre and Lyric Fine Arts Theatre
Even if the Holiday Film Series sells out every movie, we will be down more than $2 million in revenue this year. Please consider making a donation to support the survival of the Alabama and Lyric Theatres at https://charity.gofundme.com/…/save-the-alabama-and….
If you can’t make it out to watch any of the movies in this year’s Holiday Film Series, consider donating to The Alabama Theatre RIGHT HERE.
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