The Avalon is located on 5612 Connecticut Avenue, in the established Chevy Chase neighborhood in Washington DC. It has been there since 1923 when it first opened its doors to silent films. They have their own coffee shop, which includes the sale of wine and beer (yes-which you can actually take in, to sip while watching the film). In addition, within walking distance (a few doors down) you will find a diversity of other eateries, with more robust menus. What makes The Avalon special is that it caters to; first run commercial films, independant & foreign film and a variety of documentaries. This theatre embraces the diversity and richness that can be found in films produced and directed in foreign cultures. The movie selection changes, almost on a weekly bases. (website: www.TheAvalon.org) All films, except those in English, have clear subtitles. Cost: $11.50, Bargain shows: Ex. Matinee's $8.25. Students: $9.00, Seniors: $8.75. The theatre does not have its own parking, however there is always plenty of off-street parking. The staff is friendly and welcoming. But the best part is supporting a venue that promotes the beauty found in diversity of culture, talent and art.
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