Stamford’s Avon Theatre Reopens

posted by Roger Katz on January 26, 2004 at 4:27 pm

STAMFORD, CT — The Avon Theatre is due to reopen this month, according to a report in the Stamford Advocate.

The theater, which closed down in November 1999, was originally opened in 1939. A $1 million renovation has made this cinema look better the new with refurbished seats, new carpets, and much new equipment in the booth.

Here are a few recent photos I took of the Avon:


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Comments (7)

ryan0290
ryan0290 on January 26, 2004 at 8:57 pm

Cute Theater, awkward proportions though.

Manwithnoname
Manwithnoname on January 27, 2004 at 1:27 am

It’s very easy to get misty over any theater if it holds special memories. Look at my comments for the Stadium Theater in Torrance, CA. It was really not special in terms of architecture but it was certainly a big part of my childhood and VERY special to me and others who lived in the area. At least this one is still standing.

HistBuff69
HistBuff69 on February 27, 2004 at 2:33 pm

My mom always took me to see The Christmas Spectacular in New York City at Radio City Music Hall. The architecture and overall feel of the Avon theater always reminded me of being at the historical landmark. I was sadden when the theater suddenly closed in the late 90’s. Now that it is open again I will make it a point to come and re-visit an old childhood friend ;–)

bobditt
bobditt on March 27, 2004 at 7:52 pm

My 2 favorite movie houses were not great looking in any terms. The Grand and The Graham in Brooklyn NY .They held special memories for those who attended there.The exteriors were special.Interior were square halls with seats.
Big screens that opened the world for us kids at the time.I wish I had a time machine so I could enjoy them once more.

CinemAFuchs
CinemAFuchs on May 17, 2004 at 7:09 pm

To honor its rebirth and continued success, the Avon Theatre will be celebrated with a profile in our upcoming book, “Cinema Treasures – A New Look at Classic Movie Theaters.” Congratulations to entire Film Center team for having done such a wonderful job!

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robinposes on July 19, 2004 at 7:16 pm

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ronaldevermette
ronaldevermette on October 3, 2004 at 7:17 am

Born in San Francisco, in 1943, I was blessed, to experience,

films shown, in all the widescreen formats, Cinerama, the most thrilling, 3-D in the Great palaces along Market Street. What a thrill. The art deco theatres were my favorites architecturally. Thanks for the fine photos of the Avon in Stamford, not far by. I will certainly pay it a visit, thanks to you'
Kindest Regards, Ron. E.

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