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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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Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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Providence, Rhode Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 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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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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41 reviews 41 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 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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