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I believe I was brought here at age 6 by my sister.
The 1941 French film “Remorques” by Jean Grémillon.
Yes, good movie. I have it on dvd.
In June, 1948 the Providence Police had banned the 1941 French film Volpone by Maurice Tourneur, as “indecent and irreligious.” It was scheduled to be shown at the Avon. It had also been condemned by the Catholic Legion of Decency (CLOD).
Saw this here with my mother and sister when I was seven years old. Made a big impression on me.
She was, of course, in the original Broadway production as well as the movie version.
UPDATE: Should also be listed as “Somerset Playhouse.”
I believe the theatre first opened on July 3, 1950 with the play “Harvey” starring James Dunn.
I believe I was brought here by my parents when I was 9. Programs like this were advertised on the local Italian radio station. It MAY have been the first movie I ever saw at the Avon Cinema.
According to reports, the Hub (Gem, Family) was located at the head of Social Street.
Was playing March 11, 1953 and that week.
Took a bus to see this program at the end of the school year as an 8th grader, age 13.
Went to see this program here at age 12. Robert Francis, who starred in “They Rode West,” was supposed to appear in person as a promotional. He didn’t show up and I was disappointed.
Went to see this here at age 12. Loved it.
I saw GWTW here for the first time during this revival. I was 12 years old. Admission for me was 25 cents.
Not sure if this auction was for theatre items or not. The place would close in three years.
Two art houses of the era: Avon and Art cinemas.
The film can be watched on You Tube, complete, dubbed in English.
This looks like the 1953 film version with Sophia Loren as Aida (with Renata Tebaldi’s voice.)
I attended a performance that seminarians (like myself at the time) were bussed to. It would be charitable to say it was a mediocre show and at times even laughable, as a number of us opined.
These had been shown in the previous decade at the Avon Cinema in Providence.
I watched this here, dubbed. Some boorish teens were in the audience.
UPDATE: This theatre was still showing films, perhaps on and off, until the early 1970’s, per newspaper ads found.