The Avalon Theatre has been a cornerstone of northwest Washington DC since the theater opened in February 1923. In April 2003, the Avalon became a nonprofit theater operated by The Avalon Theatre Project. As an independent, nonprofit theater, the Avalon offers exciting and diverse programming that includes outstanding first-run commercial films, independent and foreign films, documentaries, film festivals, and special programs for families and seniors. The Avalon Café opened in April 2009 in one of the theater’s retail spaces and enhances the movie-going experience with gourmet food and beverages.
As a nonprofit film center, the Avalon Theatre entertains, educates, serves, and connects the Chevy Chase and metropolitan Washington DC communities through the best of film.