Avon Theater

W. Broadway & Rhodes Street,
West Memphis, AR 72301

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Avon Theatre--1967

The Avon Theater was used for wrestling shows and music before closing sometime in the 1980’s. It was a Malco theater when it opened in the early-1960’s.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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MBeauregard
MBeauregard on November 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I am in the process of writing the history of West Memphis, AR and there are no good photos of this theater to be found. Ken McIntyre – any chance to get a better quality scan? Thanks!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 2, 2013 at 7:20 pm

According to a document prepared for Arkansas Preservation, the Avon Theatre was located at the southeast corner of West Broadway and Rhodes Street. The site is now occupied by part of a Sonic Drive-in restaurant. Prior to being taken over by Malco and renamed the Avon in 1953, the Joy Theatre sometimes presented live burlesque shows which had been banned in Memphis.

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