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Avon Cinema

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Address: Thayer Street, Providence, RI
Phone Number: 4014210020
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Description: Local Providence theater.

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Tiny Cinema With Unique Energy

The times I've gone to the Cinema were when there were either shadowcasts of older films (Rocky Horror Picture) or newer niche films (Repo: The Genetic Opera). I don't know if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Tim J
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The times I've gone to the Cinema were when there were either shadowcasts of older films (Rocky Horror Picture) or newer niche films (Repo: The Genetic Opera). I don't know if Avon would succeed in a different area or on another street, but something about it being the center of Thayer Street gives it a soul that makes it very... More 

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Charleston,SC
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

As a student at Brown in the late 50s, I spent a lot of time in this wonderful theatre. Some of my favorite movies there were: "Diabolique" (I jumped out of my seat at the bathtub scene), "Wild Strawberries" and "The Seventh Seal" (early Bergman), and of course, my favorite, "And God Created Woman" (Brigette Bardot - 'nuf said). Happily,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Charming cinema right on Thayer Street, nestled in the heart of Brown University. Highly recommended!

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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The Avon is well-respected in this area and always has interesting movies to show, usually Avant Garde-types. Prices are reasonable. Can't say the seating is comfortable as the decor is old, but that's what gives this cinema its charm.

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Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I saw a showing of Midnight in Paris with a close friend of mine here and never would have guessed what it would be like inside. The decor is awesome, the seats are comfy, the ticketing counter employees are friendly and wiling to answer any questions. This movie was not showing anywhere else so I had no choice but to... More 

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Providence
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

I love this beautifully restored old theatre in the heart of College Hill in Providence. The movie selections are always great, and it says feels good to support a local business that isn't a chain. In fact, the owner is often at the door greeting people.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Had a wonderful experience relaxing here on the final night of my trip. only downside was that bathroom was at the top of a steep set of stairs.

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I would have never had the pleasure of checking out this Movie Theater if not for my friend Jay. He wanted to catch A Most Wanted Man on a Tuesday evening, I thought why not you only live once. Turned out to be a very nice night out. I had some time to kill so I took a walk around... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 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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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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