Avalon Theatre

The nonprofit, community supported historic Avalon Theatre in Chevy Chase, DC is a film and education center that entertains, educates and inspires the metropolitan Washington, DC community. View more information on their Member Feature Page

 

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Fall Lottery

Events occuring October through December will be available for registration in the Fall Lottery opening on September 9th. 

A Better Life
Presented by: Avalon Theatre

Undocumented immigrant and hardworking single dad, Carlos embarks on a physical and spiritual journey in order to reconnect with his teenage son and keep him from getting pulled into the local gang life.  When his work truck is stolen, his dream of a better life is in danger.  Click here to view the trailer
Dates: 10/22/19 (6th-8th grade), 10/23/19 (9th-12th grade)
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2.5 hours
Location: Avalon Theatre; 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20015
Content Area: Social Studies/History/Geography, Civics/Government, Science, Diversity
Learning Standards: Here are links to two sample curricula that were used this school year. All curricula include standards that are addressed in the film: https://www.theavalon.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Universal-curriculum.pdf; https://www.theavalon.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/A-BETTER-LIFE-curriculum.pdf
Ticket capacity: 300 per screening
Supplementary Materials: Universal Film Curriculum Guide
 for "A Better Life"

Science Fair
Presented by: Avalon Theatre

Filmmakers follow nine high school students from around the globe as they compete at an international science fair. As 1,700 of the smartest, quirkiest teens from 78 different countries face off, only one will be named Best in Fair. Click here to view the trailer.
Dates: 12/10/19 (6th-8th grade), 12/11/19 (9th-12th grade)
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2.5 hours
Location: Avalon Theatre; 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20015
Content Area: Social Studies/History/Geography, Civics/Government, Science, Diversity
Ticket capacity: 300 per screening
Supplementary Materials: Universal Film Curriculum Guide
 for "Science Fair"


Winter Lottery

Events occuring from January through March will be available for registration in the Winter Lottery opening on December 2nd. 

Soundtrack for a Revolution
Presented by: Avalon Theatre
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music, featuring performances of freedom songs by top artists. The film includes riveting archival footage and interviews with civil rights activists including Rep. John Lewis, Harry Belafonte and Julian Bond. Click here to view the trailer. 
Dates: 2/11/20 (6h-8th grade), 2/12/20 (9th-12th grade)
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2.5 hours
Location: Avalon Theatre; 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20015
Content Area: Social Studies/History/Geography, Civics/Government, Science, Diversity
Ticket capacity: 300 per screening 
Supplementary Materials: Curriculum Guide
 

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
Presented by: Avalon Theatre
This is the true story of Irena Sendler who was a social worker who was part of the Polish underground during World War II and was arrested by the Nazis for saving the lives of nearly 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them of the Warsaw ghetto. Click here to view the trailer. 
Dates: 3/17/20 (6h-8th grade), 3/18/20 (9th-12th grade)
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2.5 hours
Location: Avalon Theatre; 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20015
Content Area: Social Studies/History/Geography, Civics/Government, Science, Diversity
Ticket capacity: 300 per screening 
Supplementary Materials: Curriculum Guide
 


Spring Lottery

Events occuring April through June will be available for registration in the Spring Lottery opening on March 2nd. 

Chasing Coral
Presented by: Avalon Theatre
Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate.  Divers, photographers and scientist set out on an ocean adventure to discover why the reefs are disappearing and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. Click here to view the trailer. 
Dates: 5/12/20 (6th-8th grade), 5/13/20 (9th-12th grade)
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2.5 hours
Location: Avalon Theatre; 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20015
Content Area: Social Studies/History/Geography, Civics/Government, Science, Diversity
Ticket capacity: 300 per screening
Supplementary Materials: Universal Film Curriculum Guide
 

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