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Avon Cinema

Thayer Street, Providence, RI
+1 401-421-0020
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Unique, old time cinema experience

Thrilled to find Avon Cinema as the only local venue for a documentary been wanting to see (The... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2016
Neal F
Providence, Rhode Island
We are Lucky to Have this Cinema

It is great to have this gem in town that gets the unique movies and is such a great experience. I... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Providence, Rhode Island
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Local Providence theater.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Thayer Street, Providence, RI
College Hill
+1 401-421-0020
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

Thrilled to find Avon Cinema as the only local venue for a documentary been wanting to see (The Eagle Huntress). First visit. Found it to be an old time cinema that has not been updated with wide screen or major speaker systems. The seats appear...More

Thank Neal F
Reviewed 27 October 2016

It is great to have this gem in town that gets the unique movies and is such a great experience. I end up here multiple times a month and enjoy the experience every time. It's a good idea to get their cinema ticket which allows...More

Thank MOmtravels4
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Stepping into this theatre is like dating in the fifties. Very well maintained, good acoustics, friendly personnel, nice assortment of goodies. A nostalgic and fun experience. Highly recommended.

1  Thank NellieNyack_NY
Reviewed 19 June 2015

One of the oldest theatres in our city. Nostalgic and quaint offering great films not seen at typical cinema's. Right on Thayer Street so there's lots to do nearby. Fantastic Indian restaurant across the street.

1  Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 8 April 2015

The times I've gone to the Cinema were when there were either shadowcasts of older films (Rocky Horror Picture) or newer niche films (Repo: The Genetic Opera). I don't know if Avon would succeed in a different area or on another street, but something about...More

3  Thank Tim J
Reviewed 29 December 2014

As a student at Brown in the late 50s, I spent a lot of time in this wonderful theatre. Some of my favorite movies there were: "Diabolique" (I jumped out of my seat at the bathtub scene), "Wild Strawberries" and "The Seventh Seal" (early Bergman),...More

2  Thank TheFoodLegend
Reviewed 17 November 2014

Charming cinema right on Thayer Street, nestled in the heart of Brown University. Highly recommended!

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 18 October 2014

The Avon is well-respected in this area and always has interesting movies to show, usually Avant Garde-types. Prices are reasonable. Can't say the seating is comfortable as the decor is old, but that's what gives this cinema its charm.

Thank renat6
Reviewed 15 October 2014

I saw a showing of Midnight in Paris with a close friend of mine here and never would have guessed what it would be like inside. The decor is awesome, the seats are comfy, the ticketing counter employees are friendly and wiling to answer any...More

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 14 October 2014 via mobile

I love this beautifully restored old theatre in the heart of College Hill in Providence. The movie selections are always great, and it says feels good to support a local business that isn't a chain. In fact, the owner is often at the door greeting...More

Thank DebraM615
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