Avalon Theatre

35 N. Main Street,
Fillmore, UT 84631

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The Avalon Theatre opened in 1926 in a two story building on Main Street near Center Street. The theatre was built by Maureen and Lyan Peterson. It was a very popular place for entertainment through the 1950’s. When television came into Fillmore, the attendance dropped off; however, the theater rebounded and still continues to operate as a movie house today.

There is retail space on both sides of the entrance to the theatre with apartments above. The small triangle-shaped marquee is still in good shape with large neon letters spelling out the name of the theatre above the marquee.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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iruleprssa
iruleprssa on December 1, 2006 at 6:33 am

The theater is still up and running, I have worked their for a year.
It was closed for two weeks one time because we had to replace the seats but it is still open and operating great. It hasn’t been closed at all permanantly, ever. Everything is still operating. This site has info… but it’s incorrect.

Marktech
Marktech on October 13, 2007 at 2:25 pm

This theater has been in the McBride family for decades and has never closed. The projectors are still the original pair of Super Simplex machines and I removed the last still operating pair of Carbon Arc lamphouses in Utah from this theater about 3 years ago. A pair of Strong Super-Lumex’s along with modern Switching rectifiers were installed. Although he still runs a change-over booth with 20 minute reels owner McBride was glad to see the Carbon Lamphouses go out!

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