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Avon Cinema

2003 Photo from the Scott Norwood collection.
260 Thayer St
Providence RI 02906
(401) 421-AVON

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Record #423  
 Opened: 1915
Capacity: 528 seats
Architectural Style(s): Art Deco
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Toy Theatre

Information for this tour was contributed by Paul Carpender.

The Avon Cinema is owned by Kenny Dulgarian and managed by his brother Richard. It has been in the family since it was built in 1938. It is located on the “east side” of Providence right in the middle of the Brown University campus. In the mid 1980’s they briefly closed the theatre and restored it in the hopes of preserving the ambience of what the movie going experience was like before the days of the multi- and mega-plexes.

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July 2006 photos from the Adam Martin collection.

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Last featured 8/13/2006. Last edited 7/3/2011.

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