Reviews of Avon Cinema (Movie Theater)

260 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906, United States

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REVIEWS OF Avon Cinema IN Massachusetts

Pa S

Always a great time at this historic theater. Great, eclectic films you can’t see anywhere else. Once you’ve seen all the current films that you want to watch at your local chain Theatre, and you’re wondering what to do now... head on over to The Avon to see something totally different. While you’re at it, take a stroll down Thayer and feed your face at one of the many eateries along the strip. Never had a bad time there yet.

Qizhong Wang

Great vintage cinema with movies not available at showcase and regal

D Rail

Michael Ball

Gary Goldberg

good indy movies shown in a sub par theater.

Louisa D.

Super cute. Lovely staff.

Chris Figueroa

Megan Snyder

Tyler Harwood

kristin gallipoli

The best! I grew up on the East Side, ( the poor section), and I was exposed to too many movies to remember thanks to the Avon. A perfect place to see a film on a large screen. Give the Avon your time. You are worth it and so is the theater! And let's ban those parking meters! if i could give 10 stars I would.

Mark Beveridge

Dave Fan

quirky old theater that shows an interesting variety of films, new and old

Pa S

Always a great time at this historic theater. Great, eclectic films you can’t see anywhere else. Once you’ve seen all the current films that you want to watch at your local chain Theatre, and you’re wondering what to do now... head on over to The Avon to see something totally different. While you’re at it, take a stroll down Thayer and feed your face at one of the many eateries along the strip. Never had a bad time there yet.

Bogdan Stoica

Cole Roberts

Saw The Imitation Game, great movie, great atmosphere

Charles Roderick

Average theater with no stadium seating but the Avon is unique in that it is the sole theater in RI with shows "arvant guard" and "Indie movies."

Wendy Miller

Love this little gem! Go!

Alexander Cholakov

Very cozy, great vintage atmosphere, and staff is super friendly!

Angela Mascena

Charming local theatre playing indie films. Great for date night

Qizhong Wang

Great vintage cinema with movies not available at showcase and regal

Shelby Southworth

LeeAnn Dobro

Emre Yalchin

Perfect selection of movies. Yet seats are not comfortable and some of them are broken.

Louisa Anne

Lovely theater. Lovely staff. Seats are kinda uncomfy.

Sally Shwartz

Love the Place, the crowd and the movies BUT it needs better sound.

Nancy Worthen

Selection of art films is outstanding.

Marc Archambault

A many years favorite!

Justin Case

Great nostalgic theater

Haley Steigerwald

Awesome old fashioned cinema with interesting movies that change regularly.

Asociación Argentina de Rhode Island

Definitely is one of my favorite movie theaters in the world! Great location, couldn't be better movies and super comfy environment. Avon Cinema in Providence is a MUST!

Janet Dieterle

Beautiful theater!

Mark Greenbaum

Great old time cinema!

Tod Mahony

Robert Barry

A classic

Bea Fulop

DeeDee Witman

Handicapped accessible. Great independent films.

Alexsandro Menez

mike medeiros

Emily Boucher

Charm, character, and films you wouldn't normally see. 5 stars all the way

Miraj Shah

Patrick Hanafin

R Drayton Fair

The Avon is a wonderful and traditional art house cinema with great films and nostalgic feel. As nice as the experience is, the seats (and toilets) are old and small, and the image and sound system are a bit antiquated. A slight upgrade would be nice...

Jayson Salvi

Great independent cinema.

Eddie Hu

Scott Youman

Anonymous Unknown

Always a great environment where they take care of you at the concession without ripping you off

Ecoguide USA

Special screenings of Bolshoi and London theater priductions raises this above "typical" movie multiplexes.

Anthony Soucar

Great place on a great street.

Joseph Andrus

Awesome Classic Cinema

Ty W

Perfect place- the pop corn was over priced as well as the drinks and candy, but I loved it.. My wife and I were the only ones in the theater lol.. she said it was like I rented the whole place out for our date lol... Very clean great staff...

Steve V

The most classic theater experience you're going to get in RI. Friendly folks, artsy films.

Jane LeVasseur

the great movies, a great, charming cinema..best popcorn! overall, terrific place

Pedro Rainerdo Tejeda

Paul Bedard

Austin Lourenco

Cam Neelis

David Posman

Two part: short intro; explanations: A five star theater, without question. Ninety percent of the great films I've seen in the past decade have been at the Avon. I miss Chopin before the film, but you can't complain. Just saw SECOND MOTHER there - BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! P.S.: I need to correct a few comments I made about the Avon in a review written about the Cable Car Cinema down the hill. I wrote that "the Avon plays funky films, etc etc etc" but meant nothing bad. The Avon plays mostly "boutique studio" films - Focus Features, etc - and often premieres eventual Oscar winners - SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, THE KING'S SPEECH, THE HURT LOCKER - but shows, as well, films like Sean Baker's TANGERINE, and PERSEPOLIS. That's all I meant by "funky," or off-beat, which is usually the type of film for which I haunt the Cable Car. The Avon is great. Last night, I was there for the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra, performing live during two Lois Weber films and of course BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN. I also wrote that I liked the "real food" at the Cable Car over the standard movie house fare at the Avon, but the truth is, I like both and love having the variety. Popcorn, candy and sodas are sometimes the only profit margin for art house cinemas like the Avon, and all movie lovers need to insure these treasures remain extant. If you're reading this out of town, come see us in Providence this summer for a Waterfire event; stay in a boutique hotel like the Hotel Providence or the Dean; ride public transit down to Newport for the beach, the mansions, and the Jane Pickens (another great cinema house); check out the Cable Car and the RISD Museum (free on Sundays; the French Impressionists' rooms are not to be missed); but above all visit the Avon and keep it going, as it has been a real special place for me over the years, as it has for so many others since 1938. David R. Posman

Ian Borzain

Carmen Rey

ken poole

Great place to see movies

Jaiden van Bork

Joey Beats

Classic.

Alex Goldman

Nicholas Pennington

An old style theater that shows indie films. Sloping sitting rather than stepped, small screen, and small bathrooms but a beautiful theater.

Dylan Russo

Saw isle of dogs here with my lovely girlfriend. Great movie, cool old school theater (even played the old "let's all go to the lobby" cartoon), but terrible seats. Where my girlfriend and I sat, the chairs where so close that our knees were right against the row in front of us. She's 5' 3" and I'm 5' 9"...Other than the seats, this place is cool. It shows great indie films and wonderful documentaries.

Kai Wyatt

Love it

sophia bailey

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 a reduced price for each movie.

Mark

Si Fish

Kevin Carlson

Quaint and wonderful!

Daniel Pelton

TheAnonymousCuber

Ryan Kopp

Cool old theatre. Attended films for the Providence Children's Film Festival

Austin Rojas

Scott Shuler

Interesting movies, clean theater, fair prices

Foad Torshizi

This is an amazing and historical theater. Moving to Providence from New York, where I used to frequent Film Forum, I was worried that I will miss the well-curated auteur cinema Film Forum brought to New York. But, Avon is an amazing theater with excellent movie choices. I am really glad Avon is here in Providence.

tracy schumacher kanno

Frank Susa

Andrew C

Great arthouse theater. If only RI had more! Man I miss Cable Car.

peter englehart

William Kuresa

Austin

Caitlyn Horbert

Cute place to see an indie film

Scott Joslin

A M

Love this place, so happy for a local movie theatre that shows independent films.

Bruna Bordoni

Love the sign at the front. Confy place. Nice selection of cult films.

Mark De Binder

A perfect example of a classic neighborhood theater.

michael leshinsky

Great old-school movie theater

Nicholas Brown

Abigail Lawson

Bradley Keith

Kye Ehrlich

Support your local theater and this place is amazing

Kayla Lenvy

Jim Monti

You can't go wrong seeing a movie at the Avon!

Dean Toulan

Taylor White

Unknown person

Tamara Stevens

Tyais MacTavish

Nostalgic theater in the student district. Definitely an old time feel. While the parking is tough the area is fantastic for just strolling. The theater has fantastic staff, fair prices, and comfortable seating. Snacks like popcorn and Skittles are available. Worth checking out if you're in the area. Save room for dinner as there are plenty of places to eat within walking distance.

Brittany Radcliffe

great films, friendly, staff, beautiful theatre. the only issues i have are the seats are not SUPER comfortable, and it can be tough finding parking. Other than that, LOVE IT!

violet falk

Good, interesting movies

Arun Das

Nice cinema!

Milton Appleby

Kathy Sherman

Aditi Gupta

Scott Shuler

Interesting movies, clean theater, fair prices

Gregg Johnson

R Ross O'Neill

Simply the best

Catriona S.

Tony Arrow

Fun!

Sergio Ruiz

This historic theatre is gorgeous and makes for a great location for any screening. It can be rented out for a private showing or for watching the many films they cycle through regularly as the theatre they are. Brown Motion Pictures also has their showings here, and the films that my peers make are absolutely phenomenal. Please do make an effort to stop by.

Kyle Stephens

This theater is seriously awesome. Love the small and personal feel to it. Good selection of movies typically and is conveniently located around lots of other stuff to do before and after the movie.

vineeth venugopal

The art house indie theater is a living relic from a time gone by, a golden age of cinema when art transcended language and culture to hold humanity in it's vestigial grip. The seats are comfortable enough and the popcorn is popcorn enough. Its not a multiplex and was never meant to be. The screen and the sound make the bulk of the experience. This is the place to find most indie movies before they drop off the radar. The Avon has single handedly kept up the culture in Thayer street for years. Thank you!

Miles Smiles

I love this theater and am so glad there is a place in Rhode Island that shows the types of movies you won't see in the mega-plexes. The screen and sound aren't quite as in your face as an Imax, but that typically is fitting for the films they show. Thank you Avon!

John White

The last great independent movie theater in Providence. Good restaurants and bars are nearby and make for a enjoyable afternoon or easy night out. Don't miss a chance to go.

Cara Lariviere

David Boyle

Sergio Ruiz

This historic theatre is gorgeous and makes for a great location for any screening. It can be rented out for a private showing or for watching the many films they cycle through regularly as the theatre they are. Brown Motion Pictures also has their showings here, and the films that my peers make are absolutely phenomenal. Please do make an effort to stop by.

Estelle Millman

Wellington Castellucci junior Castellucci Junior

Tina Smith

Good place to go watch a movie

ASTRID BERGER

Debu Tante

I love art house cinemas and Avon is a great one. The only drawbacks are uncomfortable seats and terrible bathrooms. The sound level of the retro introductions varies greatly. I would love to see them renovate to use their space better.

Kyle Stephens

This theater is seriously awesome. Love the small and personal feel to it. Good selection of movies typically and is conveniently located around lots of other stuff to do before and after the movie.

Willem Van Lancker

vineeth venugopal

The art house indie theater is a living relic from a time gone by, a golden age of cinema when art transcended language and culture to hold humanity in it's vestigial grip. The seats are comfortable enough and the popcorn is popcorn enough. Its not a multiplex and was never meant to be. The screen and the sound make the bulk of the experience. This is the place to find most indie movies before they drop off the radar. The Avon has single handedly kept up the culture in Thayer street for years. Thank you!

Dominique Pryor

dave hurley

Great atmosphere.

Laura Poulin-Harkins

Colwynne Fen

Matt Lee

Peter J Lutz

Great theatre. Has an old school charm.

Rambo Hirose

James P. Burke

Daniel Ferrante

I'm 6'3", so the seats are too small and crammed for me. Also, the screen is small and the sound quality is not very good. The popcorn, on the other hand, is good.

Daniel Barnett

What can I say, this theater is an absolute hidden gem! The art deco details takes you back in time to the age of dapper gentleman and flapper girls. The staff is friendly, the refreshments are good and plenty and a wonderful way to spend a couple hours without breaking the bank.

Tina Johnson

Classic old-fashioned cinema! Seats aren't as comfortable and screen is not so big, but I love watching art films at this theater.

Erik Christiansen

Matthew Jacks

Beautiful art deco theater with thought provoking films.

Natalie McIntire

Jaden Andrea

A truly beautiful art deco theater, a jewel of Providence history! Open since 1938.

Dwaipayan Mukherjee

Miles Smiles

I love this theater and am so glad there is a place in Rhode Island that shows the types of movies you won't see in the mega-plexes. The screen and sound aren't quite as in your face as an Imax, but that typically is fitting for the films they show. Thank you Avon!

Christian V.

THE place to go for all the latest in indie movies. There's not much more to say about it than that. The theater has preserved a lot of the old-school touches that once were mainstays of every movie theater, even keeping the old-timey intro telling you to go spend some of that money on concessions.

Beatrice McGeoch

Cory G.

Gianmarco Groppelli, hillbilly

From old school ☆ Un vero "vecchio", caro cinema come vi erano una volta...tanto tempo fa. Eccezionale. Mi piace !!! Gianmarco Groppelli: poet-writer-novelist-movies reviewer.

Brian Allen

stephen gillissie

A cool spot playing indie films. I usually try and catch the Warren Miller release here.

Chris Davis

Old school cinema house vibe is a nice thing to have in Providence, especially because the other major option is a giant shopping mall. Avon is a great place to see a movie and Kabob and Curry is right across the street.

Tessa Martin

It was a fun night. I admit I haven't been here for a long time, and after recent visit I can tell you all that next visit will be a lot closer.

Marcel Serraillier

Imagine an old-fashioned setting, charming, retro, a good international selection, not a Hollywood trend, some special events with interesting guests, a sophisticated audience and you have all that and more at the AVON cinema in Stamford.

Nikolas Floros

Maureen Joline

Went to see The Grand Budapest Hotel here and overall, it was a wonderful experience. Almost a century old, the Avon Cinema is a completely authentic, retro theater, equipped with an old-fashioned popcorn machine, vintage coke bottles, any candy you could want, and a beautiful show room with red velvet curtains. My boyfriend and I were greeted at the door by who I assume is the manager of the theater and, learning that we were new to the place, gave us a little tour and told us all about Avon Cinema's history. It was really a delightful experience, and a great location in Providence. I would highly recommend going!

Grishka Barboy

michael Paliotta

Valerie Leon

Great historic spot with a trendy movie selection!

matthew kramer

Good art theater wish the seats were more comfy.

Dennise D

Geoffrey Potter

Great cinema for indy films. Can't give 5 stars because it is an old/outdated facility. Don't get me wrong, I like the charm of it... just can't give it 5.

Carol Tobian

Love that they're showing Warren Miller!! I'm a Pacific Northwest native who grew up on Warren Miller! It launched SKI SEASON!!

Cheryl Albright

Noah Luogameno

John White

The last great independent movie theater in Providence. Good restaurants and bars are nearby and make for a enjoyable afternoon or easy night out. Don't miss a chance to go.

Shreya Das

Michael Achey

morgan rainey-rebello

Very old school

Tom Burkert

Definitely the geriatrics theater in Stamford.....but they sometimes have films you can't see nearer than Norwalk.....

Steve Kilpatrick

Classic movie theater! Even has a curtain in front of the screen, and shows classic trailers for movies. The seats are small by today's standards, but this theater makes up for it in nostalgia. Delicious fresh popcorn, too!

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