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Movie That Build Community

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - June 19 @ 9:00 pm EST

This new film series was 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

Selma (2014) (PG-13) Wed. 2/21 at 7 pm
Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for Blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated with President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Run 128 Mins.

A Field of Dreams (1989) (PG) Wed. 3/27 at 7 pm
When Iowa farmer Ray (Kevin Costner) hears a mysterious voice one night in his cornfield saying “If you build it, he will come,” he feels the need to act. Despite taunts of lunacy, Ray builds a baseball diamond on his land, supported by his wife, Annie (Amy Madigan). Afterward, the ghosts of great players start emerging from the crops to play ball, led by “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. But, as Ray learns, this field of dreams is about much more than bringing former baseball greats out to play. Run Time 107 Mins.

Apollo 13 (1995) (PG) Wed. 4/24 at 7 pm
The film tells the story of astronauts Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise aboard Apollo 13 for America’s fifth crewed mission to the Moon, which was intended to be the third to land. En route, an on-board explosion deprives their spacecraft of much of its oxygen supply and electrical power, which forces NASA’s flight controllers to abort the Moon landing mission and improvise scientific and mechanical solutions to get the three astronauts to Earth safely.

Run Time 140 Mins.

Local Hero (1983) (PG) Wed. 5/22 at 7 pm
An American oil company has plans for a new refinery and sends someone to Scotland to buy up an entire village, but things don’t go as expected. Run Time 111 Mins.

Pride (2017) (R) Wed. 6/19 at 7 pm
U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.聽Run Time 119 Mins.

The parking lots adjacent to and behind the Avon Theatre are privately owned, consider parking elsewhere, pay for parking across the street behind Tutti Pazzi, Italian Restaurant & CVS on Forest Street sealed parking, and outdoor parking lot. Street parking is free on Sundays.

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Venue

Avon Theatre Film Center
272 Bedford Street
Stamford, CT 06901 United States
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Start:
February 21 @ 7:00 pm EST
End:
June 19 @ 9:00 pm EST
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://avontheatre.org/special-events-2/