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

THE COURAGEOUS HEART OF IRENA SENDLER 
Presented by: Avalon Theatre

Cinema Classroom at the Avalon brings together academics and film to spark students' creativity, expand their world and develop their critical thinking skills. This year-long series of 5 outstanding films is designed to enhance students' classroom studies and encourage media literacy. Each program consists of a film screening followed by a discussion featuring an engaging guest speaker. An introduction will provide students with background about the film and elements related to film technique. Teachers will receive study guides and trailers in advance

"The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler" tells the story of one of the most remarkable heroes of World War II, saving 2500 Jewish children during the German occupation of Poland. As a social worker with access to the Warsaw Ghetto, Irena realized that thousands of children were in danger. She recruited sympathetic friends and co-workers to smuggle children out and place them in safe homes, farms and convents. At great personal risk, she devised schemes to sneak the children by Nazi guards.  Running time:  95 minutes. 
Dates: 12/4 (6th-8th grades); 12/5 (9th-12th  grades)
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2.5 hours
Location: Avalon Theatre; 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20015
Discipline: Media/Film
Curriculum Connections: History/Geography, Civics/Law, Diversity
Grades: 6th -12th Grade

Ticket capacity: 250 per screening (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible.)

Supplementary Materials: Curriculum GuideLink to the Trailer

for "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler"


Winter Lottery

Events occuring between January and March will be available for registration in the Winter Lottery opening on December 3rd 

SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION
Presented by: Avalon Theatre

Cinema Classroom at the Avalon brings together academics and film to spark students' creativity, expand their world and develop their critical thinking skills. This year-long series of 5 outstanding films is designed to enhance students' classroom studies and encourage media literacy. Each program consists of a film screening followed by a discussion featuring an engaging guest speaker. An introduction will provide students with background about the film and elements related to film technique. Teachers will receive study guides and trailers in advance

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.
Dates: 2/12 (6th-8th grades); 2/13 (9th-12th  grades)
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2.5 hours
Location: Avalon Theatre 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20015
Discipline: Media Arts
Curriculum Connections: History/Geography, Civics/Law, Diversity
Grades: 6th - 12th
Ticket capacity: 250 per date (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible.)

Supplementary Materials: Curriculum Guide; Link to the Trailer

for "Soundtrack for a Revolution"

DOLORES
Presented by: Avalon Theatre

Cinema Classroom at the Avalon brings together academics and film to spark students' creativity, expand their world and develop their critical thinking skills. This year-long series of 5 outstanding films is designed to enhance students' classroom studies and encourage media literacy. Each program consists of a film screening followed by a discussion featuring an engaging guest speaker. An introduction will provide students with background about the film and elements related to film technique. Teachers will receive study guides and trailers in advance

One of the most important activists of our time, Dolores Huerta was an equal partner in founding the first farm workers union with César Chávez. Leading the fight for racial and labor justice, Huerta evolved into one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century–and she continues the fight to this day, in her late 80s. This film is being shown in conjunction with Women's History Month and will  be shown in English with Spanish sub-titles. 
Dates: 3/19 (6th-8th grades); 3/20 (9th-12th  grades)
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2.5 hours
Location: Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015
Discipline: Media/Film
Curriculum Connections: Foreign Language, History & Geography, Civics/Law, Diversity
Grades: 6th - 12th Grade
Ticket capacity: 250 per date (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible.)

Supplementary Materials: Curriculum GuideLink to the Trailer

for "Dolores"


Spring Lottery

Events occuring between April and June will be available for registration in the Spring Lottery opening on March 4th

CHASING CORAL
Presented by: Avalon Theatre

Cinema Classroom at the Avalon brings together academics and film to spark students' creativity, expand their world and develop their critical thinking skills. This year-long series of 5 outstanding films is designed to enhance students' classroom studies and encourage media literacy. Each program consists of a film screening followed by a discussion featuring an engaging guest speaker. An introduction will provide students with background about the film and elements related to film technique. Teachers will receive study guides and trailers in advance

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.
Dates: 5/14 (6th-8th grades); 5/15 (9th-12th  grades)
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2.5 hours
Location:  Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015
Discipline: Media/Film
Curriculum Connections: Science, Environment, Technology
Grades: 6th - 12th Grade
Ticket capacity: 250 per date (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible.)

Supplementary Materials: Curriculum GuideLink to the Trailer

for "Chasing Coral"


Previous Lotteries

A BETTER LIFE
Presented by: Avalon Theatre

Cinema Classroom at the Avalon brings together academics and film to spark students' creativity, expand their world and develop their critical thinking skills. This year-long series of 5 outstanding films is designed to enhance students' classroom studies and encourage media literacy. Each program consists of a film screening followed by a discussion featuring an engaging guest speaker. An introduction will provide students with background about the film and elements related to film technique. Teachers will receive study guides and trailers in advance

"A Better Life" is a touching film that highlights the struggles of undocumented Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles, for whom ordinary problems can easily turn into personal catastrophes and who cannot go to the police or the courts for protection. A father’s struggles with his son, as he attempts to provide him with opportunities he never had add an important dimension to this engrossing story.  Running time:  Running time— 98 min.  
Dates: 10/16 (6th-8th grades); 10/17 (9th-12th  grades)
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2.5 hours
Location: Avalon Theatre; 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20015
Discipline: Media/Film
Curriculum Connections: History/Geography, Civics/Law, Diversity
Grades: 6th -12th Grade

Ticket capacity: 250 per screening (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible.)

Supplementary Materials: Curriculum GuideLink to the Trailer

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