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Not a multiplex - thank goodness

The sole remaining art house in Providence that shows interesting indi films and “live... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
Warren, Rhode Island
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Historic cinema in Providence

Since high school, I've seen multiple movies at Avon Cinema, many of which never had a mainstream... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2018
Laura C
Rhode Island
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

The sole remaining art house in Providence that shows interesting indi films and “live” performances mostly from the National Theatre in London. A throwback although the popcorn is still too expensive

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018

Since high school, I've seen multiple movies at Avon Cinema, many of which never had a mainstream release. I feel fortunate that I'm able to see these movies or documentaries and thrilled that they're shown at a historic theater. When you walk in the door...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Laura C
Reviewed May 27, 2018

There aren't enough of these around any more, so the 30 minute trip to Avon Cinema in Providence is worth it. They show independent films in an old-style theatre; no reclining seats, but who cares? The price is reasonable, and it's easy to find parking...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed December 7, 2016

Thrilled to find Avon Cinema as the only local venue for a documentary been wanting to see (The Eagle Huntress). First visit. Found it to be an old time cinema that has not been updated with wide screen or major speaker systems. The seats appear...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Neal F
Reviewed October 27, 2016

It is great to have this gem in town that gets the unique movies and is such a great experience. I end up here multiple times a month and enjoy the experience every time. It's a good idea to get their cinema ticket which allows...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed November 30, 2015

Stepping into this theatre is like dating in the fifties. Very well maintained, good acoustics, friendly personnel, nice assortment of goodies. A nostalgic and fun experience. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed June 19, 2015

One of the oldest theatres in our city. Nostalgic and quaint offering great films not seen at typical cinema's. Right on Thayer Street so there's lots to do nearby. Fantastic Indian restaurant across the street.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank lynnb705
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...More

Date of experience: October 2014
3  Thank Tim J
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),...More

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank TheFoodLegend
Reviewed November 17, 2014

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

Date of experience: December 2013
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