In March, The Avon Theatre Film Center, out of concern for its employees and the community, pressed pause on its services. They dimmed the house lights, but on its website—avontheatrefilmcenter.com—shared trailers of upcoming films. During the shutdown, the member-supported nonprofit dedicated to the art of cinema also started Avon Online: online screenings ($12 or less). Plus, the staff took to Instagram to share ideas for arts-lovers to find virtual resources. For example, for “Cinema Stumper,” they posted a glimpse of a production and winners received two movie tickets. They also let us know about the Facebook Live screening of Vincent van Gogh: A New Way of Seeing, hosted by @exhibitiononscreen; the free Thursday-evening streaming of The National Theatre plays on its YouTube channel; and ten free online art classes at artsy.net. The arts community banded together and shared creative ideas.
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