Plan Your Visit

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.



Parking Information

The Parking Garage at The Pizitz Building:

The Pizitz parking deck entrance is located on the corner of 1st Avenue North & 18th Street North. The parking deck opens at 6:30 a.m. and closes at 12:30 a.m. Please Note: If your vehicle is left after the parking deck closes, you will not be able to obtain it until the deck re-opens the next morning. This is not a Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema policy and our staff will not be able to grant you access to your vehicle if left after hours. 

Parking Rates:
0-2 hours: Free
2-3 hours: $5
3-4 hours: $10
Over 4 hours: $20

Please retain your parking ticket to pay upon exiting. Payment accepted via cash or credit card. Lost ticket charge is $20

Street Parking:

Metered street parking is available throughout most of downtown Birmingham. Paying the meter is only required between the hours of 8:00am and 6:00pm, Monday-Friday, making street parking free in the evenings and on weekends. Please note, most City of Birmingham meters accept nickels, dimes and quarters only.

Additional Parking Options:

McWane Science Center Parking Garage:

If street parking and/or the Pizitz parking garage are not available to you, we recommend the parking deck at The McWane Science Center. McWane’s parking deck offers safe and convenient parking on 2nd Avenue North between 18th and 19th Streets from 6:30am to 6:30pm. The cost to exit the parking deck is $5. The exit gate accepts $1, $5, $10, $20 bills as well as debit and credit cards. You can also purchase a token at the ticketing counter inside the center.

Other Options:

See the map above for a listing of additional surface parking lots and garages in the nearby area.

For more information about parking in downtown Birmingham, check out the Birmingham Parking Authority website




August 19-25, 2024

Sidewalk Film Festival

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