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“Wonderful movie experience in a real 1940s theatre”

Avon Theatre Film Center
Ranked #1 of 6 Fun & Games in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 12 March 2012

This theatre is owned by a prominent local resident, who purchased it because he wanted to provide the community with a movie experience in a real, 1940s era theatre (complete with murals of Puritans!) and to provide a venue to exhibit movies (broadly, "art" movies from Europe and elsewhere, classics and U.S. produced movies with intelligent content) no purely commercial movie venue would show, at reasonable prices. I love this place, and I appreciate the owner's generosity.

Go there yourself and enjoy an experience no longer available anywhere else within driving distance.

Thank Nutmeg06878
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"special events"
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"non profit"
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"gene wilder"
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"bedford street"
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"independent movies"
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"membership program"
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"comfortable seats"
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"great popcorn"
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"big box"
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"great cinema"
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"excellent choice"
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"loves movies"
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"hollywood movie"
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"my wife loves"
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"beautifully restored old"
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

There are only three art cinemas in the area that offer wonderful movies.This is one of them. The other two are: Bethel cinema in Bethel, Ct. and Garden cinema in Norwalk Ct..

Thank niki r
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Reviewed 8 February 2012

Sometimes they have movies that you can't find anywhere else, and at a reasonable price.

Thank lorettam55
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