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Avon Cinema

Thayer Street, Providence, RI (College Hill)
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Ranked #11 of 70 attractions in Providence
Type: Theaters
Description: Local Providence theater.
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We recently saw The Lunchbox here. It is a film I couldn't find showing anywhere near me. I was visiting Providence and happened to walk by this theater and see the poster ad. I am so glad I did! The movie theater is very comfortable. I wish I had one like it near me.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

There are few movies I've seen at the Avon that I haven't loved. You won't find your typical blockbusters here. Independent and foreign films are more what you'll find here. Love the Art Deco feel of the theater and great staff. You can even rent this gem of a theater for private events, which I've done. Fantastic venue!

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Seekonk, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The Avon Cinema on Thayer St. in the midst of the Brown University sprawled campus is a gem. It is a throwback to the old cinemas. They feature international films as well as one or two that hit the mainstream theatres. We rarely go to the mainstream theatres any more. They are surrounded by restaurants so it is an easy... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I love this movie theater. It is unpretentious, the seats are not amazingly comfortable, but the movies are usually first class. Lots of fun places to eat nearby. I am a regular. Buy the movie card if you are, too. It is a bit cheaper.

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Lighthouse Point, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Old school, old fashioned theater that runs great movies. It brought me right back to Saturdays as a kid, sweet memories. The seats are not as comfortable as newer theaters, but the atmoshpere more than makes up for it. Great popcorn too :)

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Providence, Rhode Island
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340 reviews 340 reviews
77 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Nice movie theater that takes you back 30 years in time. The place have character and charm which makes up for the Uncomfortable seats. They don't play the mainstream movies but rather great Indy films. The theater is on Thayer street so perfect location to catch a dinner before the movie and coffee or drinks after. Makes it a great... More

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Lincoln, Rhode Island
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

From the moment you walk into the Art Deco entrance, you know that this different then going to the "movies". Here, you are going to the "show". Fabulous theater, with comfortable seats, large enough to be grand, but small enough to be intimate. Pick your movies carefully because they play out of the ordinary films and very interesting subjects. Bravo... More

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RI
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Charming, old theatre with reasonable prices for admission and food. The Avon shows mostly Indy films which is wonderful. The only downside is the seating, not comfortable for longer shows.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Love this little theatre...great films and nice old fashioned theatre atmosphere. Great place for date night then off to one of the nice cafes on the East Side for dessert.

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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

If you want to skip the typical theatre with long lines and crowds inside a mall come here and catch a film. Location is great, lots of bars, restaurants and shopping right there. Parking can be a pain depending on time of day, but it's such a nice neighborhood so you don't mind the walk.

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