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Avon Theatre Film Center

Address: 272 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT 06901
Phone Number: 203-967-3660
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Ranked #1 of 9 Activities in Stamford
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
Owner description: The Avon Theatre features the best of independent, documentary, foreign films and Hollywood...
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Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
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.

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katonah, new york
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

This will remind you of the good ol' days of big fancy movie theatres! You will enjoy the experience of being in the theatre as much as the film that you see. Good location near lots of restaurants in downtown Stamford.

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Stamford, CT
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

There are two theatres. The large one has seating that makes it difficult to see, if you are short, unless you are on the side of the theatre. The second and much smaller theatre has awful seating. The large old theatre was never really divided up properly. But I am a member of this non-profit theatre and am happy that... More 

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STAMFORD
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222 reviews 222 reviews
70 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Most people think of this as an artsy theatre, but you can often find the latest releases here. Lots of special showings, with guest speakers, e.g. Gene Wilder.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

You get to see some excellent movies that often to do NOT make it into the multiplexes. Thank heavens for these types of movie houses that show quality.

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Stamford,CT
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

If you enjoy the experience of quality cinema the Avon Theater is for you. No noisy kids, no sticky floors, and of course great film. The clientele is very savvy and polite. Who needs NYC when we have the Avon.

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Stamford, Connecticut, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

The Avon is always a delight with newly relaeased films or independent films. The theatre brings back memeories of old new york theaters . its always a delight

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nyc
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274 reviews 274 reviews
55 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

An awesome neighborhood gem to view quality films that are not shown in your mainstream theaters and in a very cozy environment! Really worth a visit!The staff is knoweledgeable and very welcoming.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

The renovation and transformation of this theater is a fine contribution to our city. It not only shows fine current movies, but also has prominent speakers and oldies.

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New York City, New York
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118 attraction reviews
341 helpful votes 341 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

For electic films in a small old movie theater one must visit the Avon. Unusual films shown inf a pre-mega-theater environment.

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New Canaan, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Love it...always has good movies and special events. Great section of downtown Stamford with excellent restaurants nearby at all price points.

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