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Avalon Theatre turns 100

Grand Junction's great downtown theater, the Avalon, might have been called something else as a result of a naming contest in 1922.

But it was the Avalon when it opened in January, 1923. And this Mary Pickford film was the first movie shown there.

My history column about the theater's planning, opening and early programs is below.

Avalon 1-8-23
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bob silbernagel

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