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.

Screening Venues

Sidewalk takes place at various locations in Downtown Birmingham’s historic theatre district, including:

Screening Venues:

Alabama Theatre, 1817 3rd Ave. N.
Lyric Theatre, 1800 3rd Ave N.
Red Mountain Theatre Company Cabaret Theatre, 301 19th St. N.
Alabama School of Fine Arts (four screens including the Dorothy Jemison Day Theater), 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd.
Birmingham Museum of Art, 2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd.
Rushton Theater at McWane Center, 200 19th St. N.
First Church Birmingham, 518 19th St N.

The Central Box Office is located at 1807 3rd Ave. N.


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

For reliable ground transportation from the airport, consider Birmingham Door to Door.
Uber and Lyft are 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 information on events and points of interest in the Birmingham area, visit the Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Alabama Tourism Department.


Sidewalk Film Festival is proud to partner with the Sheraton Birmingham to offer a discounted room rate for festival attendees. CLICK HERE to book rooms at discounted rate.White Logo


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.

There are several restaurants and bars in the vicinity: