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Avon Theatre Film Center

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Address: 272 Bedford St, Stamford, CT 06901-1718
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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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It's an old movie theatre, not easy to find these days

The Avon specializes in small pictures, the types of movies that will never get a wide release: documentaries, foreign films, etc. They offer memberships which get you access to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Avon specializes in small pictures, the types of movies that will never get a wide release: documentaries, foreign films, etc. They offer memberships which get you access to special evenings with discussions, interviews and the like with film industry people. But regular folks can come here too, you just pay a few bucks more. But it's nice to visit... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During much of the year, mainstream theaters don't have films that have plots and great acting. All year round we' e found some outstanding films, great acting and truly interesting stories. The theater has a comfortable, classic interior and frequently interesting programs with directors and actors. Well worth a visit and membership.

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stamford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are lucky to have the Avon host alternative, foreign and art films in "our little town". Lets face it, if you don't live in New York or another major city, you have to seek out the arts. Thanks to the Avon for bringing a touch of culture and class to our town.

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darien
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Not your usual theater and not necessarily your usual movies. One can even "belong" to the Avon. There is the requisite popcorn and it even smells good.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Sweet theatre that offers a variety of good films. Always sure to find a night to frequent this place. It is never too crowded.

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Stamford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

There are very few movie theaters around in our country that have that "nostalgic- when you were kids- feeling", and the Avon is a perfect example of that. The staff is fabulous, the popcorn is fresh and great, and the movies are always smart, intellectual, and thought provoking.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

A beautifully restored old theater that focuses on films that are out of the ordinary. You may see a first run film with a historical theme here (Jackie), or a documentary or classic film. You may also find their Talk Back series interesting where after the movie there's a Q&A with members of the film industry, or just have fun... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 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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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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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