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“Avon Theatre in Stamford, CT”

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.
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Avon Theatre is an old time original movie theatre saved from urban renewal.
It features top movies that don't always go to the more commercial movie theatres
including foreign films.
The entrance fees are comparable to the commercial theatres. But one can join for an annual
fee and have reduced prices for each film.
They also feature live talks with top film makers and actors like Gene Wilder, a Stamford resident.
The Avon Theatre is located on the gentrified Bedford Street featuring many restaurants with out door sidewalk seating in the warm weather months.

Thank bettek421
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

This movie theatre is a nice, clean and old style feel. It shows a variety of films and even has movie nights and celebrities that come in to speak about the movie they were in. Price is the going rate. snacks, goodies available. Bring quarters for parking, just to be safe.

Thank CTTravelorNorwalk_CT
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Avon Theater brings interesting movies and events to Stamford in a wonderful, comfortable (think 'old-world' comfort, pre big-box movie theater days) environment. Art films with limited engagements and guest speakers (directors and sometimes actors) presenting or discussing their films make this a very special venue. Membership isn't cheap, but you are guaranteed to have an interesting selection of activities year-round.

Thank rmwhitt
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

The theater has only two screens,, usually has only two films that run 2-3 weeks. depending on demand.

The Avon shows only top-rated films, including classics like Casablanca. The Avon is funded by many subscribers (the Who's Who of Stamford).

The audience is primarily middle-aged and some seniors, mostly film buffs and intellectuals. Members can attend special events like wine & cheese receptions, sneak previews, etc.

The coffee and popcorn are great.

Thank MikeL157
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Reviewed 9 November 2013

The Avon is a local treasure because it shows films that are not only traditional greats but also many that don't get the billing of the big Hollywood films.

Thank 84Welsh71
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