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Avalon Theater

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5612 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20015-2604
+1 202-966-6000
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Wonderful Old theater

This is a wonderful old theater in the grand theater house tradition. The neighborhood saved it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Washington Dc
Wonderful neighborhood theater!

This is one of our favorite theaters. It serves beer and wine and is within walking distance of... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2017
Jackie E
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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“non profit” (3 reviews)
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Opens in 25 min
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
5612 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20015-2604
+1 202-966-6000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a wonderful old theater in the grand theater house tradition. The neighborhood saved it from bulldozers and formed a non-profit to continue operating it as a first run movie theater. There is a huge downstairs theater and a much smaller upstairs one.

Thank momandmore
Reviewed April 15, 2017

This is one of our favorite theaters. It serves beer and wine and is within walking distance of our house!

Thank Jackie E
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Enjoyed this wonderful remake of a classic movie. The Avalon Rheater is a wonderful community resource!

Thank globfin
Reviewed October 18, 2016

When I was a young child I went to the Avalon Theater regularly to see movies. It is an old fashion neighborhood movie theater. And it's very nice that it has stayed that way. It also has a nice little cafe in the lobby.

Thank momsan
Reviewed July 23, 2016

So far as I know, the Avalon is one of two old-time movie houses in the DC Metro area (the other is now the AFI Theater in Silver Spring) which have been restored. Of the two, the Avalon isn't quite so well endowed, and its...More

Thank jaseaton
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

The Avalon has been restored to its firmer glory of old. This venerable theater features a large screen, digital sound and an excellent snack bar. Management here us personal and accomodating and makes the movie going experience pleasant.

Thank barymad
Reviewed April 20, 2016

the Avalon is one of the last majestic movie theaters in DC. It was saved from the wrecking ball by a group of citizens who formed a non-profit to restore and run the theater. With one huge screen downstairs and a spectacular ceiling mural, it's...More

Thank DCBred
Reviewed March 21, 2016

The Avalon nearly disappeared in a wave of theater consolidations that almost eliminated independent art cinemas in the DC area, but it was rescued by the surrounding community. It nearly fell apart and into disrepair, but has been repeatedly brought back from the brink by...More

Thank jaseaton
Reviewed October 6, 2015

Great neighborhood art house cinema in Northwest DC, almost at the Chevy Chase Circle. The theater also has an attractive cafe.

Thank diploconcierge
Reviewed September 8, 2015

A trip back in time to a restored neighborhood theater in the near suburbs of Washington DC. Films shown are art house type and foreign with renown directors and cinematographers. Don't expect fancy seating, extensive food or snack bar.

Thank hakccmd
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Is there parking nearby? What would you suggest?
January 18, 2017|
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Response from jaseaton | Reviewed this property |
There's very limited street parking on Connecticut Ave and only slightly less limited parking on neighborhood streets nearby. (this is one of the parts of the city that are most difficult for parking). Several shops in the... More
hi,does the Avalon have senior tickets
September 18, 2016|
Response from barymad | Reviewed this property |
yes I believe it does...