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Beautiful theater with great movies

It is a theater built in the early 1900s. Beautiful architecture. The movie selection is the best... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stamford, Connecticut
Have been going to the Avon since my teens

The theater has changed very little....which is a good thing. It is well loved and maintained. Most... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Greenwich, Connecticut
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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...more
272 Bedford St, Stamford, CT 06901-1718
+1 203-967-3660
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is a theater built in the early 1900s. Beautiful architecture. The movie selection is the best. Most of the movies have nominations for awards. Comfortable seats.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KathleenM2778
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

The theater has changed very little....which is a good thing. It is well loved and maintained. Most movies are $13. Staff is friendly. Avon even has wine. $9 for a single serve bottle. Parking directly out front is a 1 hour max. So unless you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Reasonable50
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The movies that play at the Avon are always wonderful...quirky...interesting. But it’s an old theater with a musty smell that can trigger allergy/asthma attacks. So beware.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mea A
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Now that the other Art Theater in Stamford has closed, this is the closest to us. We saw The Wife there, which had limited exposure. Seats comfortable, ambiance very good but we miss the admission price at The State Theater.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Roberta S
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Stamford never ceases to surprise me! I have lived in this town for 2 years, and I never knew that this place existed! This movie theater is awesome! The staff are fantastic and super friendly! The cinema offers a great charm, and atmosphere. This is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank blakec441
Reviewed 6 August 2018

It's every film makers dream to have their movie shown at the Avon Theater. It's not to often that you can stare at a screen and ask yourself how many generations of movie goers have been going here.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AmazingAndy
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Many of us will be in 50's costume for the "Grease" event. Lucky's Burgers and Shakes across the street will be there for snacks. With the current heat wave alerts, it is great to have a fun, safe A/C venue. Avon is a real gem...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rsr0124455
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

A visit to the The Avon Theater is a trip back in time. Faithfully restored to it’s original grander, The Avon is a nice, smaller theater that is locally owned by a type of co-op arrangement. We enjoyed watching a movie at The Avon. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jaking3
Reviewed 4 July 2018

The art movie theater in Stamford that is so much more. There is always something interesting playing at the Avon, which offers an eclectic mix of new, old, art, and just plain good films and documentaries, as well as special events (e.g., pre-opening showings; opportunities...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank jamesct2018
Reviewed 25 June 2018

For most of the NYC area, you'd have to go into the city to see 'art' movies. They almost all come to the Avon for at least 2 weeks and you're just steps from great restaurants on Bedford Street when the movie's over! They start...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ctmel2017
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