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Avon Cinema, Providence

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The Avon Cinema (260 Thayer Street, Providence, Rhode Island) is an independent movie theater near Brown University on the East Side of Providence. The Avon's Art Deco styling dates from its opening in February 1938. The theater primarily screens independent, art house, and foreign films. The theatre has been owned by the same family since 1938. It seats 486 and has one screen.
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  • Everything about the Avon Cinema is like it would have been decades ago. The historic looking marquee announcing only a few movies showing due to only having one screen. The theater doesn't have any....  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • The last great independent movie theater in Providence. Good restaurants and bars are nearby and make for a enjoyable afternoon or easy night out. Don't miss a chance to go.
  • The art house indie theater is a living relic from a time gone by, a golden age of cinema when art transcended language and culture to hold humanity in it's vestigial grip. The seats are comfortable enough and the popcorn is popcorn enough. Its not a multiplex and was never meant to be. The screen and the sound make the bulk of the experience. This is the place to find most indie movies before they drop off the radar. The Avon has single handedly kept up the culture in Thayer street for years. Thank you!
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