Sufjan Stevens should make a song about The Avon…

September 26th, 2006

AvonThe Avon Theater is back! And it is better than ever…. As a kid the Avon Theater was the place I saw movies. Muppets. ET. Orca (my older sister took me and I ended up turning around in my seat during the scary parts). It’s in downtown Decatur, IL (which was “town” for us country kids out in Niantic) and once the mall opened, the Avon dried up along with the rest of downtown.

Well, the Avon reopened. Just as I remember: old theater stage, orchestra pit, balcony seating. Not only do they have $4.50 matinee shows but cartoons before the show (I know?! it’s like the ‘50 in there), no ads (what a concept) and the owner calls out over the loudspeaker about coming attractions and concessions. After a preview for a movie he yelled, “That looks great… I’m going to be the first in line for that!”

If you happen to be stranded in Decatur, IL - we highly recommend a stop at the Avon…

www.theavon.com

Entry Filed under: Travel, Sight Seeing

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