We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great movie theater in our neighborhood”

Avon Theatre Film Center
Ranked #1 of 5 Fun & Games in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: The Avon Theatre features the best of independent, documentary, foreign films and Hollywood classics, and educational programming that enhances the cultural richness of the Stamford community. The Avon is a non-profit, member-supported organization that has been described as an eclectic and whimsical picture house. The theatre is highlighted by an original exterior facade, framed by a restored vertical "AVON" marquee that lights up the Connecticut sky at night.
Pleasant Hill, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great movie theater in our neighborhood”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

As soon as we moved downtown last June we joined as senior members of this theater (theatre). We have seen a number of regular feature movies and special presentations.

Visited January 2014
Helpful?
Thank Bern157
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

178 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    142
    34
    2
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Greenwich
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“The best of what movie theaters were all about!”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

This movie theater will bring you back! The renovation is beautiful, the seats are truly comfortable and the staff always wears a smile. Whomever chooses the movies that are shown does an incredible job; I can always trust that the movie will be good, even if I've never heard of it - somehow, they always pick the best!! I love supporting such a great place that provides affordable culture, historical integrity and neighborhood charm ~ Bravo Avon!!

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
Thank jennygwich
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stamford, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Avon Theatre in Stamford, CT”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Avon Theatre is an old time original movie theatre saved from urban renewal.
It features top movies that don't always go to the more commercial movie theatres
including foreign films.
The entrance fees are comparable to the commercial theatres. But one can join for an annual
fee and have reduced prices for each film.
They also feature live talks with top film makers and actors like Gene Wilder, a Stamford resident.
The Avon Theatre is located on the gentrified Bedford Street featuring many restaurants with out door sidewalk seating in the warm weather months.

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
Thank bettek421
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Norwalk, CT
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Movie Theatre - old style and a bit smaller that the new ones out there”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This movie theatre is a nice, clean and old style feel. It shows a variety of films and even has movie nights and celebrities that come in to speak about the movie they were in. Price is the going rate. snacks, goodies available. Bring quarters for parking, just to be safe.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank CTTravelorNorwalk_CT
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
“A great addition to the culture scene in Stamford”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Avon Theater brings interesting movies and events to Stamford in a wonderful, comfortable (think 'old-world' comfort, pre big-box movie theater days) environment. Art films with limited engagements and guest speakers (directors and sometimes actors) presenting or discussing their films make this a very special venue. Membership isn't cheap, but you are guaranteed to have an interesting selection of activities year-round.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
Thank rmwhitt
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Avon Theatre Film Center also viewed

 

Been to Avon Theatre Film Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing