Logistics and Travel

Need a ride from the airport? Want to know where to grab a drink at the festival? Look below for information on the nitty gritty details that will make your Sidewalk experience as smooth and fun as possible.

Where do festival film screenings and events take place?

Sidewalk takes place at various locations in Downtown Birmingham, including:

Screening Venues

Alabama Theatre, 1817 3rd Ave. N.
Carver Theatre, 1631 4th Ave. N.
Red Mountain Theatre Company, 301 19th St. N.
Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd.
Rushton Theatre at McWane Center, 200 19th St. N.

Party Venues

2016 Venues TBA.  Check back in Summer 2016 for updates!

Other Venues

Sidewalk Central – 3rd Ave N between 18th and 19th St N
Central Ticketing/Will Call, 1807 3rd Ave. N.
Sidetalks Panels and Workshops, Legends Bar, 230 18th St. N.


Sidewalk Film Festival is proud to partner with the Sheraton Birmingham to offer a discounted room rate for festival attendees. To book a room with this rate, click here.White Logo


Traveling to Birmingham is easy via the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) which offers services from all of the major airlines.

CLICK HERE to book a Room at the Sheraton Birmingham

For reliable ground transportation from the airport, consider Birmingham Door to Door.
Uber is now in Birmingham
Learn more about Birmingham’s public transportation options here

Rental car services are available through a variety of retailers but renting a car isn’t necessary to enjoy the Festival as all of our screening venues are within walking distance of one another and our partner hotel is right in the heart of the action.

For more information about Birmingham, accommodations, etc… visit the Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau where you can also find out about other events taking place in Birmingham in late August.


Sidewalk venues are all within downtown Birmingham’s historic Theatre District and are easily walkable so there should not be a need to park more than once per day. The Theatre District is packed with parking options so read on to find out more.

Street Parking:

Most downtown streets offer curbside parking and the City of Birmingham does not require meter payments after 6pm on weekdays or anytime on weekends, so if you can score a curbside parking spot, it’s FREE!

Parking Lots and Decks:

*all rates/hours subject to change. 

Central Parking:

  • 1829 4th Avenue North, 205-322-0671, $4.00, Open 24 hours. Cash only. Motorcycles allowed.
  • 2100 5th Avenue North, 205-322-0671, $5.00, Open 24 hours. Cash only. Motorcycles allowed.
  • 1929 4th Avenue North, 205-322-0671

ParkRite Deck:

  • 901 4th Avenue North, 205-254-8652, rates vary

Birmingham Parking Authority Parking Decks:

  • Deck 7, 509 North 17th Street, $8.00 daily
  • Deck 2, 801 North 19th Street, $8.00 daily
  • Deck 5, 2012 5th Avenue North, $8.00 daily
  • Deck 3, 401 20th Street North, $8.00 daily
  • Deck 6, 2010 2nd Avenue North, $8.00 daily



Concessions are available at most Festival venues making it easy to grab a snack between or during films.

Food Trucks/Vendors:

A variety of food trucks and vendors will be in Sidewalk Central
On 3rd Ave N (between 18th and 19th Street) and at ASFA (at the 19th Street Entrance)

Brick and Mortar Restaurants:

There are several restaurants and bars in the vicinity:

Site Map

CLICK MAP to download a map of the festival
Sidewalk Map 2016