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.

Sidewalk offers three ways for groups or individuals to have screenings or events in our theaters, lab and/or lobby –
• Community Partnerships : partnership screenings with fellow nonprofits that speak to both of our missions
• Screen Share : reduced rate rentals for non-profit groups
• Rentals

Check the handy chart below to determine which event type is right for you and your group.






Community Partnerships:

Request for Proposals

Please read our guidelines before you submit a proposal. Please note that Community Partnership events may not be used as fundraisers or serve as pre- or post-events for any fundraising functions occurring the same day.

If your organization is interested in partnering on a film event, please submit your proposal here. Applications are reviewed quarterly by our Community Engagement Committee.

Wondering if your film idea is a good fit for this program? Interested in partnering on a film already on our programming schedule? Please email [email protected]

Screen Share:

Screen Share is Sidewalk’s discounted rental program for non-profit organizations looking to use our theaters and other spaces for events that do not qualify for the Community Partnerships program.

Screen Share events can be booked Monday- Wednesday only. Please note that there is limited availability for Screen Share, and our capacity for occupancy is subject to change in compliance with public health directives and concerns. For more information or questions, please email [email protected]


August 19-25, 2024

Sidewalk Film Festival

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