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AVALON THEATRE
Washington, DC, USA



The Avalon was built in 1922 and has been owned by several chains. The previous owner (Loews-Cineplex) ran the theatre into the ground, closed it and did a "slash and burn" job. The Avalon was renovated and reopened in 2003 by a community group, The Avalon Theatre Project. The presentation is now much improved.



Booth for theatre 2. Drive-In platter, Century SA, Eprad lamphouse, and Sharp video projector.



Century SA projector.



Soundrack for theatre 2 with Dolby CP55.



The original dimmer is no longer used.



A dye-transfer print of "Wizard of Oz" projected in the big house.



The lobby looking towards the entrance to the big theatre.



Auditorium 1 as seen from the booth. Masking stops are preset for 1:1.33, 1:1.66, 1:1.85, and 1:2.39. Both theatres can show all four formats as well as video.



Auditorium 1 as seen from the screen.



The booth for theatre 1. Drive-In platter, Strong Super 80 lamphouse, Century JJ projector.



Century JJ. The Eiki video projector can be seen in the background. The Avalon has a Betacam SP player and two DVD players.



Soundrack for theatre 1 with Panastereo CSP1200, DTS 6D, and QSC amps.


Photos from the George Roher collection.

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