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Avon Theatre


2004 Photo from the Roger Katz collection
272 Bedford St
Stamford CT 06901
(203) 967-3660

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Record #486  
 Opened: 1939
Capacity: 610 seats
Architect(s): William I Hohauser
Architectural Style(s): Neo-Colonial; Art Deco
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Avon Theatre Film Center
 Previously operated by: TransLux Theatres, Crown Theatres

Information for this tour was contributed by Roger Katz.

The Avon was twinned in 1980 by making the balcony a separate theatre. Because state law at the time required a projectionist for every booth a theatre had, a second booth was not built. Instead a drop ceiling was installed in the former balcony, which was actually behind rather than above the main seats. The projector for the larger auditorium projects over the drop ceiling and the beam can just make it onto the screen. The projector for the balcony is angled sharply downward so the beam can get under the drop ceiling.

The murals in the larger theatre and lighting ornamentation in the balcony theatre both have a Pilgrim and Indian motif.

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January 2004 photos from the Roger Katz collection.


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Last featured 2002-12-27. Last edited 4/14/2007.

 
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