08/28/08

New Independent Theater in Avon

Labor Day weekend marks the tentative grand opening of the Outer Banks and Hatteras Island’s first small Independent Movie Theater, adjacent to the Big Wave Dave’s convenience store and Village Grocery in Avon.

David Dixon, a local resident, film aficionado, and owner of Big Wave Dave’s, established the theater with a large projection screen and 40 comfy theater seats.

The theater will be able to serve beer and wine and will showcase primarily independent films — movies that aren’t generally available to an everyday audience, let alone an audience on Hatteras Island.

“I’d go to film festivals, and I loved these films and loved the festival feel, and I realized there were really great movies that were never going to be shown anywhere,” says Dixon.

In addition to showcasing independent films, the theater will also feature local musicians and national comedians several nights a week. Comedians are planned to take the stage on Wednesday nights, with local musicians playing Thursdays and / or Fridays. A complete schedule of events will be available at the Big Wave Dave store.

The theater is also expected to be open well into the off-season, with election results on the big screen in November and Christmas movies, such as “It’s A Wonderful Life” during the holidays.

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