Updated Facility Health + Safety

During our temporary closure, we’ve taken steps to improve the facility in ways that enhance health and safety for our customers and staff, including: touchless restroom fixtures, hand sanitizing stations in key locations, removal of all bar stools at main bar and limited seating options in our lobby, plexiglass shields at bar and concessions point of sale, and MERV-13 Filters in all HVAC units.

Updated Health + Safety Policies

In addition, the following health and safety protocols and policies will be in effect and enforced for all screenings: Our tickets will be sold in advance (online or over the phone) only. Credit/debit cards only at bar and concessions. Seating capacity limited to 18 per-theater which provides ample space  for social distancing (standard theater capacity is 100). Assigned seating will be in place, to allow for a unique seating pattern for each screening, preventing reuse of any seats within a 24 hour period. All customers will be expected to wear their masks at all times in common areas including concession stand, bar and restrooms and in the theaters when not consuming concessions. All employees will wear masks and/or face shields while working. Sanitization of all high touch surfaces and theater seats in between all screenings



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.

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Bar and Concession Space

Bar + Concessions

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 Cinema is now offering private cinema rentals for you and your friends to have a safe viewing experience.  Rentals are $150 and are available Tuesday – Wednesday 10 am – 10 pm and Thursday -Sunday 10 am – 1 pm. One private rental per evening will be reserved for up to 20 people. The reserving party will need to bring their own media. Safety protocols will be in place, and bar and concessions will be available.

To reserve a theater, contact Aaron Pinhas, Cinema Director, at aaron@sidewalkfest.com. If your event needs don’t fit within the stated parameters, feel free to ask for more information about other private rental options and custom packages.

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Upcoming Screenings + Events

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