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Avalon Theater
Ranked #169 of 450 things to do in Washington DC
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

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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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We stumbled into this theater soon after we moved to DC and have been going back ever since as members. Varying levels of membership enable viewers to view movies for discounted rates or even for free. There are 2 levels and they are about to install an elevator. The cafe sells wine and beer that can be taken into the theater. They host embassy screenings throughout the month for Greek, French and other movies and frequently have moderated talks after screenings. It's our favorite cheap and cheery date night in town!

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Reviewed April 13, 2016
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