Sunday, April 22, 2012

We All Live at The Avon

photo from bredgur,
One of our best local resources - if you ask lil' ol' me - is The Avon Theatre. Not only to they bring us the finest in arty farty movies, they also feature quite a few cool and special feature evenings. 

Here are two that caught my eye:

1. An Evening with Frank Langella. On Monday, May 14th starting at 7pm, The Avon is showing the Connecticut premiere of Robot and Frank, an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival and starring Mr. Langella. Frank Langella is one of those actors that I know that I know...but couldn't quite place him until I recalled that he was Nixon in Frost/Nixon. He was tremendous! 

The event features a Q&A with Mr. Langella himself moderated by Joe Meyers, the CT Post's film critic. Tickets come with a copy of his new book, Dropped Names

Pick up a ticket ($25 for members/Carte Blanche and teachers; $35 for everyone else) by calling 203-661-0321 or stop by the box office. 

2. The Beatles' Yellow Submarine. On Thursday, May 24th at 9pm and again on Saturday, May 26th (mid-day, time TBD), The Avon will show the digitally restored the classic 1968 mop top movie. The CD is also being re-released. The animation has been painstakingly restored, frame-by-frame. There will also be a raffle for a T-shirt from Imaginations Smoke Shop in Stamford. Tickets will be free for Carte Blanche, $6 for members, $8 for students/seniors (Thurs show only) and $11 for everybody else.  

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