Support The Avon


The Avon Theatre has been a cherished fixture in downtown Stamford since 1939, welcoming millions of film fans since opening its doors. But right now, the Avon needs your help. 

The pandemic has put us in a difficult place, threatening our existence as dozens of independent cinemas around the country have permanently closed. We cannot let that happen here. Here's why: 

As a mission driven, non-profit independent cinema, the Avon has long offered films that are artistically significant, focus on meaningful social issues, have historic value, educate, and inspire local audiences.

 The Avon provides free annual memberships to local educators, enabling them to bring the lessons of quality cinema into their classrooms. The Avon has welcomed hundreds of local students just this past year for free screenings of educationally significant films.
Avon screenings are often accompanied by live panel discussions with filmmakers, artists, or renowned subject experts. These programs are frequently done in collaboration with other local organizations. 

Avon audiences contribute over $1.5 million annually to the Stamford economy as they combine trips to the theater with visits to downtown bars, restaurants, and retailers. 

The Avon celebrates film as an art form and strives to support the careers of aspiring filmmakers. This year, the Avon provided $8,500 in scholarships to college bound high school seniors who submitted essays about films that changed their lives. 

The Avon has reopened with a strict set of safety protocols. But this, combined with a closure of many months has taken a toll. Your support can make a real difference. Thank you for your consideration.


The Avon Theatre relies on support from our members and our community to continue to provide excellent programming, sponsor our educator program and annual scholarship competition, keep our historic facility beautiful and current and to work with other non-profit organizations on educational and cultural events.

Become a Member

Your membership support makes a difference! Ticket revenues cover less than half of our operating expenses. You can join at either the Primary or Carte Blanche levels. There are myriad benefits to becoming a member of The Avon.

• Support your local, non-profit, independent cinema

• Reduced general admission

• Invitations to sneak previews

• Members-only events

• Discounts on special events

• Free Admission on your birthday

• A free general admission ticket when you join or renew
CLICK HERE to download our membership application
For questions about our membership program, please contact Louisa Greene at 203-661-0321 or email


The Avon would like to thank all the generous people who have volunteered their time with us over the years! We continue to need volunteers at the theatre during showtimes and for special events. We also need volunteers in our Greenwich business office for special events and mailings. All volunteers receive special discounts. If you are interested in volunteering at The Avon, please take a moment to fill out our Volunteer Information Sheet. You can submit the form by dropping it off at the box office at 272 Bedford St., Stamford, CT, or mailing to The Avon Theatre at 8 Sound Shore Drive, Suite 140, Greenwich, CT 06830.
CLICK HERE to download our volunteer information sheet
Please call Louisa Greene at 203-661-0321 or email to learn more about how you can be part of our Avon family.

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