The holidays are a special time of making memories and getting together with family and friends. Alabama’s first Selfie Museum, The Pixel Room, is the perfect place to capture some of those memories. So, exactly what is The Pixel Room? It’s a Selfie Museum that provides an interactive photo experience like no other. Guests bring their own camera or phone to enjoy over 40 curated photo sets for the perfect picture! This Selfie Museum offers special scenes you will not find anywhere else featuring a Sideways House of Colors, Lemonade Stand, Dynamic Disco, The Glitter Piano and many more. Whether you’re looking for a new jaw-dropping selfie, team photos, or a new fun and quirky family photo, The Pixel Room is just waiting for you to come in and be the star of your own show!
The Pixel Room is Alabama's First Selfie Museum
“The Pixel Room is more than just a place to snap a selfie with cool backgrounds. It’s a total experience. We actually curate scenes where we make people the masterpieces for their social media, their family photos or whatever they choose. That’s exactly what we do. We create the scene around the person so I imagine myself or one of our clients inside of the scene doing a flip, standing on our head or whatever the case may be, just being creative” shared Rob Everett, museum owner. “It’s a safe space for creatives!”
Rob, a local entrepreneur, was the brain-child behind The Pixel Room. He has owned several businesses, including a large photo booth business that travels on location for weddings and events.
He decided to bring his creativity to the storefront and opened the first Selfie Museum in the state. It was the eighth to open in the US, but quickly became the third largest Selfie Museum in the country. Rob chose The Shops of Grand River because of their hospitality and location for his museum which is just 15 minutes from downtown Birmingham and easily accessible to Anniston, Gadsden and Atlanta. Being right across from The Backyard Leeds and Coach at The Shops makes his storefront the perfect location for anyone dining, hanging out or shopping at the mall. Couples and families may be dining together, see The Pixel Room and decide to come in to capture some photos to share.
It's the 3rd Largest Selfie Museum in the US
When asked what he would like to share with others, Rob said, “If you can dream it, you can make it happen. You must have vision to accomplish anything and this was my vision!” The Pixel Room should be on everyone’s list to experience.
“A typical museum experience would be that a person would walk in, purchase a ticket, rent a ring light and utilize desired scenes to create their photos and videos. Most people will make a couple of trips around the museum to get their creative juices going and then, tell which scenes they may want to use. Sometimes, they will come up with music videos and social media content all at the same time. Guests have access to all 40+ scenes, if they choose, to utilize in their masterpiece creations,” Rob goes on to say.
40+ Scenes to Choose From and Enjoy
For business owners as well as consumers, The Pixel Room is an exciting place to be. It provides the perfect backgrounds for staging any type of photo or video that someone might need. Businesses like bloggers, t-shirt companies and product companies utilize their facilities. T-shirt companies will bring in a whole stack of t-shirts to photograph. Earring companies and other product businesses bring their products to photograph. Food companies do food shoots there. Many professional photographers bring their clients to the museum for their photo sessions. For those who only photograph on location, The Pixel Room offers the perfect solution to provide multiple stunning backdrops, unlimited creativity and ability to streamline their shoots.
Admission to The Pixel Room is $20 for adults, $13 for kids ages 4-15 and free for children three and under. The ticket holder can use as many scenes as desired and has up to 90 minutes to take as many pictures and selfies, as desired, create social media content and more in a fun, exciting and creative environment. There’s plenty of music playing in the background in a variety of genres and a room full of props to complete the total selfie experience. Additional ticket options are available if you would like a staff member to assist with photo creations. Special rates exist for groups of fifteen or more and the facility can be rented out to a person or group for exclusive access. It can also be rented for special events such as birthday parties, bridal luncheons, bridal showers, Christmas parties, business lunches, etc. The facility can hold up to 300 people so there’s plenty of room for celebrations and lots of selfie opportunities to celebrate with.
The Friendsgiving scene was extremely popular this year. Many people came in to have their family photos created with this particular scene. There are numerous Christmas scenes available and it’s the perfect time to bring your family during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. While everyone is off from work and school and together with out-of-town guests, it’s a great time to visit The Pixel Room for an awesome selfie experience and get plenty of photos and videos.
Special Holiday Hours at The Pixel Room
The Pixel Room is open each week Thursday through Sunday and available by appointment seven days a week with a minimum of at least five people to open anytime other than during regular business hours. They will open every day during Christmas week leading up to Christmas as follows: Monday-Wednesday, December 20-22 from 3:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday-Friday, December 23-24 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and closed on Christmas Day. They will open the following week with their regular schedule as follows: Sunday, December 26 from 12:00-6:00 p.m., Thursday, December 30 from 3:00-7:00 p.m., Friday-Saturday, December 31-January 1 from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 2 from 12:00-6:00 p.m.
The Pixel Room is located at The Shops of Grand River at 6200 Grand River Boulevard East, Suite 646, Leeds, AL 35094 across from The Backyard with Saw’s BBQ and Neighbors Brew & Pies. For more information, please visit their website at www.thepixelroombham.com.
You can also call (205) 580-5619 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for appointments.
Photos courtesy of Dona Bonnett