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For over 25 years the Avon has been offering first-run art house foreign and independent films on Providence's College Hill. The theater has a plush, retro interior and its where artsy Brown or RISD students come to watch directors like Truffaut, Malle and Herzog among more contemporary ones like Ira Sachs and Nadav Sherman. It's located on bustling Thayer Street, and even if you don't catch a show, the neighborhood still merits a visit because it provides a great excuse to shop, eat or just stroll the Wriston Quadrangle on the Brown University campus.
With 16 screens open to fans, this cinema, located on the entertainment level of the landmark Providence Place Mall, is the place to catch the latest blockbuster. Its proximity to the food court makes it a hot destination for a casual date. Expect to find yourself amid peppy teens and cheery families who throng the venue. Check the website for more details and make your bookings beforehand to avoid any disappointments. The place can get quite crowded, especially on weekends.
This suburban movie hall is a big draw due to its bargain prices. The unbelievably low ticket rates seem to have created an ardent fan following that populates the venue every time a new movie hits town. Ask for a gift book of ten tickets for an even better deal. The cinema can also be rented out for special occasions and screenings. Check the website for more details.
Open through April to September months, Rustic Tri-View Drive-In is an open-air cinema that has retained its nostalgic charm since it opened in the 1950s. Enjoy a date under the stars as you watch a movie on one of three huge screens. For USD25 per car, vistors can enjoy two films back to back on the screens in one evening. Fill up a carload of family and friends and head to this open-air cinema for some old-school fun under the twinkling summer sky!