The Sidewalk Film Center is located in the heart of downtown Birmingham’s historic theatre district in the newly restored Pizitz Building, located at 1821 2nd Ave. N. Birmingham, AL 35203. We are easily accessible from I-65, I-20/59, Hwy 31 and Hwy 280. The Pizitz Building has a parking garage with entrance and exit on 18th St N.

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The Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema is a KultureCity certified venue. Check-in with our box office staff for a KultureCity bag, headphones, lap pad or other accommodations.

The Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema meets or exceeds all ADA standards.

  • We offer 4 handicap accessible seats with companion seating in each of our two theaters.
  • Both of our restrooms provide wheelchair accessible restroom stalls.
  • Our Bar, Concessions and Box Office Counters are all wheelchair accessible.
  • We have captioning and assistive listening devices available for check out from our main box office.
  • We offer open caption film screenings on a regular basis.


The Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema offers a full bar and carefully curated concession stand with all your favorite movie theater treats plus a few fun surprises.

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Sidewalk is now offering rentals of our space for various events such as parties, meetings, private film screenings… and whatever else you can think of!

The Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema is a beautiful, 11,400 square foot facility conveniently located in The Pizitz Building, in the heart of downtown Birmingham’s historic theatre district. The venue offers two state-of-the-art theaters (one is fully equipped to host hybrid meetings and live stream events), one multi-function room, two attractive lounges, and a large bar area.

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A 25 Years of Sidewalk selection; Film Synopsis: In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.
Join us for the monthly Sidewalk Film 101 series at the Sidewalk Cinema, it's just like film school without the annoying fear of unemployment. Every month features an important, influential film from a different decade, moving from 1902 in February to 2011 in December. Film screenings include links to additional resources to help historically and culturally contextualize the featured film. Film Synopsis: Larry Gopnik, a Midwestern physics teacher, watches his life unravel over multiple sudden incidents. Though seeking meaning and answers amidst his turmoils, he seems to keep sinking.
A 25 Years of Sidewalk selection; Film Synopsis: The twisting, turning, stranger-than-fiction true story of the Brobergs, a naive, church-going Idaho family that fell under the spell of a sociopathic neighbor with designs on their twelve-year-old daughter.
Programmed for Sidewalk Festival de Cine by Allan Monterrubio. Film Synopsis: A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love. Sinopsis: Un horrible accidente automovilístico conecta tres historias, cada una de ellas con personajes que se enfrentan a la pérdida, el arrepentimiento y las duras realidades de la vida, todo ello en nombre del amor. Festival de Cine at Sidewalk Cinema tickets generously provided by ¡HICA!. This title will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles.
All we can tell you is that it's a movie and it's bad. Join us for our monthly celebration of bad cinema. Surprises + Fun and it's free! Grab a drink at our bar, you're going to need it. *This event is free and first come, first served. Ticket reservations are strongly recommended.*
Butterfly in the Sky tells the story of the beloved PBS children's series "Reading Rainbow," its iconic host LeVar Burton, and the challenges its creators faced in cultivating a love of reading through television. Southern Circuit is made possible through a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
An afterlife therapist and his daughter meet a friendly young ghost when they move into a crumbling mansion in order to rid the premises of wicked spirits.
Programmed for Sidewalk Festival de Cine by Allan Monterrubio. Film Synopsis: Follows the true story of Cassandro, the ''exotico'' character created by Saúl Armendáriz, gay amateur wrestler from El Paso who rose to international stardom. Sinopsis: Saúl Armendáriz, un luchador gay aficionado de El Paso, se lanza a la fama tras crear el personaje Cassandro, el “Liberace de la Lucha Libre.” En el proceso, cambia drásticamente el machista mundo de la lucha, pero también su vida. Festival de Cine at Sidewalk Cinema tickets generously provided by ¡HICA!. This title will be shown in English with Spanish subtitles.
College students! Bring your IDs and join us for discounted screenings and concessions specials on the first Thursday of every month. Popcorn club members get in free!