Avon Theatre Celebrates Hitchcock



Greenwich, CTOctober 28, 2021

The Avon Theatre Film Center hosted their 13th Annual Red Carpet benefit “The Avon Celebrates Hitchcock” on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at l’escale at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor. This year’s festivities were an homage to the great films of Alfred Hitchcock. The l’escale terrace and ballroom were transformed into a set right out of The Birds – Hitchcock’s classic horror film. Black crows hung from tree branches, and huge martini glasses with giant green olives served as table décor. Hitchcock loved his martinis! Many guests had fun dressing up as Hitchcock film characters – from Grace Kelly in a 1950s cocktail dress to Tippi Hedren with black crows and dripping blood stuck in her dress!

Carol Cohen, Jean Doyen de Montaillou and Mary Ann Henry co-chaired the benefit with Jenny Clark as the creative Hitchcock décor designer. Exit 5 musicians Laura Kaehler, John Motay and Marycate Muller entertained the partygoers with harmonious jazz and folk music throughout the evening.

Co-founders of the non-profit Avon Theatre, Chuck and Deborah Royce, highlighted the Avon’s commitment to keeping its doors open during the pandemic following strict safety protocols. The pandemic has seriously impacted the movie industry with many local movie theaters nationwide closing permanently. The Avon is now the last historic independent cinema still open in Connecticut. The Royces presented the Avon Award to Jenny and Chris Clark for their support of the arts and commitment to the Avon’s role as an important cultural hub in the metro-Stamford area. All proceeds from “The Avon Celebrates Hitchcock” party and online auction will support the theater’s programming, operations and annual College Scholarship Fund.

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