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Avon Theatre Film Center
Ranked #1 of 5 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.
New York City, New York
2 reviews
“One of my favorite places...”
Reviewed 3 August 2012

This is a great little theater that is always playing interesting movies. I'm there whenever a new movie comes out which is quite often. They make the best popcorn - they use real butter and layer it in the bag. Sinfully delicious!

Visited July 2012
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Boca Raton, Florida
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281 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Magical Historic Theatre”
Reviewed 23 July 2012

We love this place as it is historic and lovely. The movies are always worthwhile and overall experience enjoyable. Additionally, just outside of the entrance is downtown Stamford which has excellent food and shopping choices

Visited May 2012
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great place with excellent films!”
Reviewed 6 July 2012

It's the first place I check when I want to see a movie. There are always quality films and events. I haven't been to any of the events yet but the films are excellent. Decent snack bar selection. They really want your business, so if anything is not to your likling, let them know and they will make sure to do better next time.

Visited July 2012
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Stamford, Connecticut
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92 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Best movies in town”
Reviewed 5 June 2012

The Avon Theatre provides a walk back in time. It is an old-style movie theatre, which features critically acclaimed, less big-screen movies. I just hope the owners decide to renovate it at some point. The seats are not comfortable, and it just doesn't feel "clean."

Visited May 2012
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Bridget S, Public Relations Manager at Avon Theatre Film Center, responded to this review, 7 June 2012
Thanks for your review! We're glad you think we have the best movies in town! We are always discussing new renovations both large and small because we want our patrons to have the best experience possible. Just this spring we replaced the carpet, we have upgraded our seating to provide a more spacious and comfortable experience and new renovations are on the horizon. We always appreciate your feedback.
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Darien, Connecticut
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359 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
“NYC prices but the best "art house" in town.”
Reviewed 2 June 2012

Great hard-to-find films, special lectures and events. But $11 a ticket?

Visited June 2012
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