Springfield Cinemas 3

26 Main Street,
Springfield, VT 05156

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Originally opened in 1931 as the Avon Theatre with a seating capacity of 600. This small-town cinema is located in east-central Vermont, just west of the Connecticut River valley. It was selected for the premier of the "Simpsons" movie on July 21, 2007, with Simpsons creator Matt Groening in attendance. It was closed on July 9, 2008, due to a fire. In 2009, conversion began to change the theatre from a twin to a triplex.

It re-opened on July 16, 2011.

Contributed by Ron Salters

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spectrum on September 25, 2008 at 12:01 pm

There was a fire on July 8-9 which caused extensive damage to the rooms above the lobby. According to their website they plan to repair the damage and re-open. Hopefuly this will not take too long. The website shows some fire photos.

kencmcintyre on February 24, 2009 at 3:40 pm

Springfield arsonist sentenced yesterday:

spectrum on June 8, 2009 at 6:28 am

According to the article posted by Ken MC on February 24, repairs are scheduled to start in summer 2009.

CSWalczak on December 30, 2009 at 9:46 am

Here is an update on the repairs to the theater. It will become a triplex: http://www.vpr.net/news_detail/86777/

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on June 20, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Small images of the interior of the Avon can be seen in Boxoffice magazine, September 19, 1936. See ad on right side.
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HowardBHaas on July 6, 2011 at 11:23 am

Link to story about an Art Deco relief discovered at this theater during renovation work: http://www.preservationnation.org/magazine/2011/july-august/leslie-fry.html

RGreenleaf on July 10, 2011 at 5:15 pm

GOOD NEWS GOOD NEWS The theater opens at 0000 hours on July 2011 for the first showing of Harry Potter. The cinema is back and is opening. The theater is back better then ever with a triple screen. Respectfully, The New Manager

clioshere on July 20, 2011 at 11:06 am

whats the phone number to this place cuz the original one doesnt work at all cuz was wondering what else it is playing in there

RGreenleaf on July 21, 2011 at 6:06 am

The non-recorded line is phone number 802-885-1009. The website with all the current postings is www.springfieldcinemas3.com

Please note there is a s on cinema.

Please feel free to stop by anytime.

We are continuing the construction prior to opening and every day brings us closer to a finished theater. (This week we anticipate the outside marque going up.) All 3 theaters are showing and Captain America is starting this Friday. I am personally looking forward to this one.

The large movie hall (the 3D theater) is an experience to have. The seating has been done to give a large amount of leg room (it may have reduced the number of seats slightly but the comfort is unmatched any where (and I’m a long time movie goer.

I encourage everyone to stop by and just say hi, we can show you around.

Have a great day.

The Manager

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 5, 2015 at 11:16 am

When the agent working on the theater report survey for MGM arrived in Springfield in May, 1941, he found two movie theatres: this one, then called the Avon; and a 520-seat house called the Ideal Theatre. He was supposed to take a photo and fill out a report for every theater he found, but he only did this for the Ideal and not for the Avon. He mentioned the Avon as a competing theater for the Ideal, but never reported it.

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