Wednesday Signature Series

Held only at the Avalon, the Wednesday Signature Series is a group of six rotating programs that showcase unique films from around the world. Screenings are held on Wednesday evenings at 8:00pm in our historic downstairs theater.

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Upcoming Films

The Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened
(nr) 97 min
in English
Avalon Docs

Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince’s Broadway musical Merrily We Roll Along opened to enormous fanfare in 1981–and promptly flopped, closing after just sixteen performances. Director Lonny Prince draws back the curtain on the extraordinary drama of the show’s creation – and tells the stories of the hopeful young performers whose lives it transformed.

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One Show Only!
Wed, Apr 5 at 8PM
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Tiger Theory
(nr) 106 min
in Czech with English subtitles
Lions of Czech Film

Czech That Film Festival, April 12 & 13. A box-office smash in the Czech Republic, director Radek Bajgar’s poignant debut takes viewers on the road with veterinarian Jan, who yearns for the call of the wild. An unconventional patient gives him an idea, setting him on a journey of self-discovery that just might change his life for the better, even though it might lead him to the nuthouse along the way.

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One Show Only!
Wed, Apr 12 at 8PM
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The Teacher
(nr) 102 min
in Slovak with English subtitles
Lions of Czech Film

Czech That Film Festival, April 12 & 13. Set in the early 1980s in Czechoslovakia, an elementary school principal calls an urgent meeting for parents. There are allegations that a seemingly kind teacher is using her students to manipulate their parents into providing a host of perks. Will the teacher’s cozy connections with the Communist Party keep the parents silent or will they stand up against the corruption?

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One Show Only!
Thu, Apr 13 at 5:15PM
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The Devil’s Mistress
(nr) 106 min
in Czech with English subtitles
Lions of Czech Film

Czech That Film Festival, April 12 & 13. Beautiful Czech actress Lída Baarová takes Germany’s silver screen by storm and in the process steals the heart of one of the Third Reich’s most powerful men — Joseph Goebbels, the Minister of Propaganda. Baarová rejects offers from Hollywood to enter into a passionate affair with one of Hitler’s closest followers, but at what price?

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One Show Only!
Thu, Apr 13 at 8PM
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Admission (as of July 1, 2016): $12.25 Adults, $9.00 Matinee Shows, $9.50 Seniors (62+), $9.75 Students, $9.25 Children (12 & under) and Military, $8.00 Avalon Members, $7.00 Seniors who are Avalon Members.
Same rates apply to Wednesday Signature Series programs. Avalon Members must purchase their discounted tickets at the box office.

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