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Avon Theatre Film Center

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Address: 272 Bedford St, Stamford, CT 06901-1718
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+1 203-967-3660
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The Avon Theatre features the best of independent, documentary, foreign...

The Avon Theatre features the best of independent, documentary, foreign films and Hollywood classics, and educational programming that enhances the cultural richness of the Stamford community. The Avon is a non-profit, member-supported organization that has been described as an eclectic and whimsical picture house. The theatre is highlighted by an original exterior facade, framed by a restored vertical "AVON" marquee that lights up the Connecticut sky at night.

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A Jewel In Stamford's Crown

I cannot speak more highly of this not for profit organization. They have films , sometimes before the release date, special member free nights, discussions after the film with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I cannot speak more highly of this not for profit organization. They have films , sometimes before the release date, special member free nights, discussions after the film with directors, actors, writers, filmmakers...these often with a wine and cheese reception. The choice of films is excellent and the theater has been preserved and is charming. There are documentaries you may... More 

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Thank Bonnie M
Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Avon Theater is a Stamford institution. It is best known now for its artistic films; you won't find many mainstream flicks here. There is something very warm about the space, but maybe I'm just nostalgic. The main theater accommodates many movie goers. It has much of the original decor but the seats are new and comfy. The smaller theater... More 

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Thank Efstratia V
Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even the popcorn is worth mentioning! Only problem is city parking, which can be an issue. If you want to park on the street at a meter spot, the time available will run out before you get out of the movie.

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Thank J David N
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This re furbushed theatre is better than ever. The only theatre that consistently provides quality films, and had interesting events around them. Bravo to the Royce family again for giving so much to their communities. We have never seen a bad film here. Worth becoming a member and strolling in at any time. Fun restaurants across the street!

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Thank gculu
Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love this theater, they offer such great films and it's a lovely building. The staff are very friendly and I'm always on the watch to see if there's any new releases that interest me.

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Thank Knocknaboha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I have been to the Avon many times over the years, and it has been an unfailingly good experience. They do a great job of selecting the films -- I do not see everything they show (and I've probably missed some good ones), but I'd say they nail it 80% of the time. The inside is "old", but in a... More 

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Thank Vincent M
Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Just saw Moonlight there, and reminded me of the good old theatre days. Calm, comfortable and first rate, not Hwood blockbuster, films. Pleasant, artful experience, GSW

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Thank George W
Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Theater tends to have higher quality films than the regular chain theaters. Great selection. Have interesting special themes, I.e. French film series.

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Thank sabrinarigau
Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Avon is a charmed place. They run independent films, foreign films, great classics, and up to date quality movies. (Not the ones you will see at Redbox). The steps into the salon are well maintained and takes you back to an older, dainty era.

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Thank Ali451961
Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Lovely old time theater with unique film choices! Takes you back in time even though the movies are current.

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