Avon Theater

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    The Avon opened in 1950 and closed in 1969. It's now a Japanese restaurant.

    Broughton Street, Savannah.

    1. Darrell L James 62 months ago | reply

      One must presume they found a way to level the floors.

    2. JAB88. 62 months ago | reply

      Wow, quite a short time that it ran as a theater, Interesting conversion, never seen a theater to restaurant conversion before.

    3. ferret111 62 months ago | reply

      They must have. I've heard of a few former theaters having a new floor built on top of the old one, sort of like an inverted ramp.

      Yeah, it certainly didn't last very long. 1950 is kind of late for a downtown theater.

    4. Dornoff Photography 60 months ago | reply

      I would love to see what they did with the interior of this building. Just think of the possibilities you could do to modify the floor to create a unique dining experience in a building like this.

    5. Darrell L James 60 months ago | reply

      There was an event space, near me, in an old two-screen cinema, one of the many which failed in the rise of the riser-seating 30-screen megaplexes. The floors there were not fully levelled, but levelled in such a way as to convert about every three rows of seats into a nice flat surface, accomodating a row of round tables, seating 8 or 10 persons.

      The screens were still there, for use in showing the wedding montage video, or even for use as a business conference space. It was very nicely utilized space, and kept an old theater alive. They have since moved, way out south, and I fear the cinema space is empty yet again.

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