Avalon Theatre

35 N. Main Street,
Fillmore, UT 84631

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Avalon Theatre

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 continued to operate as a movie house until around 2015 when it closed and was seeking funds to purchase a digital projector. The theatre was sold in late-spring of 2019 and there are hopes it could reopen as a movie theatre.

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

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

iruleprssa on December 1, 2006 at 4:33 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 on October 13, 2007 at 12:25 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!

Trolleyguy on July 18, 2016 at 12:36 pm

Status should be closed. According to their Facebook page they are trying to raise money for a digital projector.

Pug on May 11, 2019 at 10:50 am

Here is the latest- The McBride family has sold the theater to a family that is working on bringing it back! They plan to keep the Simplex projectors and show 35mm films. Updates to follow!

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