July 15, 2011
June 28, 2011
STAMFORD, CT — The Avon Theatre has garnered national attention for announcing a “no-refunds” policy for screenings of Terence Malick’s love-it-or-hate-it new film, “The Tree of Life.” After a series of heated interactions between frustrated (and sometimes angry) patrons, Adam Birnbaum, director of film programming at the Avon, posted a sign in the theater warning viewers that this was a “uniquely visionary and deeply philosophical film” that “does not follow a traditional, linear narrative approach to storytelling.”
“We wanted to be as informative and transparent as possible with patrons in the event that they weren’t aware that this wasn’t going to be traditional story,” Birnbaum told the Stamford Advocate. “We also wanted to protect our staff and preemptively defuse any future negative interactions that patrons and staff members might have.”
June 17, 2011
June 10, 2011
One of the great new features of the site is our new video section. In honor of the release of the J.J. Abrams-Steven Spielberg film, “Super 8”, check out Cliff Carson’s vintage, homemade film of the Village Theatre in Tucker, Georgia. It’s a classic time warp and it’s free!
By the way, stay for the end credits of “Super 8” … and, as always, go patronize a theater this weekend.