272 Bedford Street | Stamford, CT | Box Office: (203) 967-3660

The Avon Theatre proudly presents Movies that Build Community, a new series featuring films that inspire, provoke thought, and spark conversations. 

This series is made possible by the City of Stamford through a generous grant from the Stamford Arts and Culture Commission. 

Admission is free and includes a complimentary popcorn and soda.* 

*Movies That Build Community tickets are only available through our box office. Call (203) 967-3660 or visit in person to reserve your tickets. 

The full schedule for the festival is below. You can also visit our Special Screenings page for more information on the individual films.

You can click on the film name to purchase tickets.

Executive Director Peter H. Gistelinck and Director of Film Programming Adam Birnbaum spoke with Stamford Plus to discuss Avon reCreated, a breathtaking transformation of the historic Avon Theatre, breathing new life into our beloved community cinema arts center.

Click here to read the full cover story.


Enjoy a special treat from the Avon when you attend the 2024 Stamford Downtown Winter Restaurant Weeks, running February 19th through March 3rd, 2024.

All Stamford Downtown Winter Restaurant Weeks diners will receive one free medium popcorn with a general admission ticket purchase at the Avon. To receive this offer, diners should ask for an Avon voucher when dining at a participating restaurant. 

Over 30 downtown-area restaurants will participate in Stamford Downtown Winter Restaurants Weeks, which will feature prix fixe menus ranging in price from $15 to $20 for lunch and $30 to $55 for dinner, plus special promotions.

For menus and details (including exceptions), click here.

News 12 CT spoke with Executive Director Peter H. Gistelinck and Director of Film Programming Adam Birnbaum to discuss the impact of the Avon, where every screening celebrates the art of storytelling.

Watch the full interview.

John Breunig of the CT Post takes a closer look at the Avon Theatre's Avon reCreated campaign and exciting renovation plans.

Click here to read the full article

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