Avon Theater

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

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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.

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!

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 2, 2012 at 10:16 am

Was this originally called the Joy Theatre, as shown in this 1949 trade article? boxofficemagazine