History

History

Apart from its Art Deco architecture, what makes Garner’s movie theater unique is that it was built in the brief snapshot of time when the motion picture industry was literally re-inventing itself. This movie house was the first in the region expressly built for high quality sound movies.  Learn more about the history of the Avery as compiled by Jill Blank.

Detailed history compiled by Jill Blank.

The Leader published a commemorative 2-part tabloid in honor of the completion of the Avery Theater’s rehabilitation and restoration efforts in 2013. View (or download) it here:
Avery Theater Tabloid, part 1
Avery Theater Tabloid, part 2