The Avalon Theater's Centennial Gala on May 6
Throughout 2023, the Avalon Theatre is celebrating 100 years of operation and 20 years as a community-centered nonprofit film center. Wharton Club members & guests are invited.
About the Event
5:30pm – 7:00pm
The Avalon: 100 Years, 2023 short film
Sherlock Jr., Classic Buster Keaton 1924 silent film
Live musical accompaniment by the Andrew Simpson Ensemble
World premiere score by Andrew Earle Simpson
5612 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
Centennial Gala with Food, Drink and Merriment
7:00pm – 9:30pm
CHEVY CHASE VILLAGE HALL
5906 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD
(7 minute walk from the Avalon; bus transportation available)
Patron Ticket ($325)
Ticket to both the film program and Centennial Celebration
Reserved seating at the film program
Name listed in the event program
Program Only Ticket ($75)
Admission to the film program
Unable to attend the Centennial Gala?
Consider making a tax deductible donation.
About Andrew Simpson
Andrew Earle Simpson is an acclaimed composer of opera, silent film, orchestral, chamber, vocal and choral music.
A full professor in the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama and Art at the Catholic University of America, Andrew is one of America’s foremost silent film musicians, having performed at venues around the world.
About the Avalon’s Centennial
Throughout 2023, the Avalon Theatre is celebrating 100 years of operation and 20 years as a community-centered nonprofit film center.
The Avalon opened in 1923 as a silent film theater, became a “Talkie” in 1929, and was designated as an historic landmark in 1996. After the theater’s sudden closure in 2001, the Avalon was restored and reopened as a community supported nonprofit theater in 2003.
The Avalon’s monthly 100 Years of Cinema Magic program runs through November and is highlighted by this 1920s themed Gala event in May.