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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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I am a member of this theater because I want to support its sticking around. The offerings are varied and interesting. It is in the middle of revitalized downtown area of... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2016
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Reviewed 23 May 2016

I am a member of this theater because I want to support its sticking around. The offerings are varied and interesting. It is in the middle of revitalized downtown area of Stamford with many restaurants nearby.

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Eastchester, New York
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

I am a major film buff and I have yet to find a theater I enjoy more than the Avon! Excellent variety of programming matched by friendly service and beautiful ambiance. I would recommend to any film fan looking for a memorable experience!

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Reviewed 9 May 2016

This down-town theater is in walking distance to many restaurants. The architecture is unique. The movies also unique. Hosts many special events like speakers after the screening of a meaningful movie. (broaching topics such as Alzheimers or gun violence).

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Thank sass4
Stamford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

The Avon theatre is one of my favourite things about living in Stamford.it is very well preserved and a perfect viewing experience for the kind of quality movies shown here. We love this theatre and the location couldnt be better for dinner and a movie. Perfect date night plan. Ample street parking or in the garage behind cvs across the... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

The Avon always has the most interesting, my thought-provoking and entertaining offerings. We love it. If you are a frequent movie goer, an annual membership to support this non-profit entity is a wonderful thing to do. We usually go to each new movie and then dinner among the many good and great restaurants in the Bedford street area. A definite... More 

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Thank Johnna T
Stamford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

We are very fortunate to have this movie theatre in our town. We have been members for a very long time. They have special programs and movies and speakers. It is an amazing find and I highly recommend going and joining!.

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Thank RSG509
Stamford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Have gone to this theater for 20 years. Great movies and social events which involve the community. Have rarely been sold out, so is always likely one can get tickets. Ample seating - though if a tall person sits in front of you, you might need to change seats. Concession stand is well supplied - recently added a K-cup machine.... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Anyone above the age of 40 has the same problem........where can we see an intelligent movie? In the local triplex there are the usual selection of movies with Super Heros, Super Villains, and Cartoons. The Avon is one of the few theaters outside the City where you can see a good Foreign film, an interesting Indie movie, or on that... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

The theatre itself is gorgeous with terrific acoustics and the film selection is amazing. The independent films come from all parts of the world and include both films that become well known and those that stay in the shadows. Nearby there are lots of restaurants for before or after your movie.

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Thank Carrie P
Stamford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

They show the best independent movies. Always thought provoking films. Older and more mature crowd. Seats in the big theater room downstairs are more comfortable than upstairs.

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