Posts tagged with "Towne Cinema"

Towne Cinema hosting UGA tailgate party

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 2, 2016

Avondale Estates is hosting a tailgate and viewing party for the University of Georgia’s season opener against North Carolina. It kicks off Sept. 3 at 5 p.m. The Towne Cinema is located at 106 North Avondale Road in Avondale Estates. “The first 150 guests will have access to the game on the projector box and […]

Decatur Community Players present ‘Little Mermaid’ at Towne Cinema

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 3, 2015

The Decatur Community Players will present a junior stage version of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” this weekend. Tickets will cost $10. Show times are: December 4th 6 p.m. December 5th 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. December 6th 1 p.m. Buy tickets at the door or online at “The Decatur Community Players are a kids […]

Towne Cinema, more than an old building

Posted by November 6, 2015

Editor’s note: A portion of this article is being reprinted with the permission of, Decatur High’s media program.  By Mary Margaret Stewart, Avondale Estates’ Old Towne Cinema: a 91-year-old building, formerly home to The Avon, Our Way Cafe, Metro Dance Company, and now, a music venue. Although the cinema sat vacant after Nickel and […]

Avondale’s Towne Cinema granted business license, owner dresses like Elvis

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 31, 2015

It has been more than a year since Avondale Estates City Commissioners signed off on turning the city’s historic Towne Cinema building into a music venue. On Friday, the city announced that the venue is open for business. The city has issued a business license and certificate of occupancy to Tony Longval, a roadie turned entrepreneur. […]

2014 – The year in photos

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 25, 2014

Reporting is the bread and butter of what we do, but words have their limitations. Sometimes the right photo says it all. Over the past year, we’ve photographed City Commission meetings, festivals and local businesses. Here are the ones that we think best tell the story of 2014. Enjoy.

Do you know Towne Cinema’s history?

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 5, 2014

Back in June, Avondale Estates City Commissioners approved a permit that would allow a music venue to open in the city’s historic Towne Cinema building. But just how historic is it? The owner of that music venue wants to find out. Tony Longval reached out to Decaturish and asked for the public’s help in digging […]

Welcome to Towne – Music venue approved

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 24, 2014

It’s settled: there will be a new music venue in Avondale Estates in the old Towne Cinema theater in the city’s downtown. City Commissioners approved a conditional use permit application for the venue during the commission’s June 23 meeting. The applicant is Tony Longval, a roadie who wants to transform the historic building into the […]

Meet Avondale – Residents warm to music venue

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 18, 2014

Tony Longval told Avondale Estates residents on Wednesday that owning a theater has been “a lifetime dream.” Longval wants to make that dream a reality in Avondale’s historic downtown. He’s applied for a conditional user permit application to turn the Towne Cinema building into the Avondale Theatre. He attended a work session on June 18 […]

Towne Cinema may become a music venue

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 17, 2014

An entertainment company wants to take over the Towne Cinema in downtown Avondale Estates and turn it into a new music venue. Avondale Estates City Commission will hold a work session on June 18, starting with a public hearing at 5:30 pm. One of the agenda items is a “conditional use permit application” for The Avondale Theatre. […]

Getting full – 2 retail spaces left in Tudor Village

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 9, 2014

The announcement that a cake shop will be moving to Tudor Village in Avondale Estates also marks a turning point for one of the city’s key retail spots. Fisher Paty, a managing partner with building-owner Oakhurst Realty Partners, said the entire building is 60 percent leased. “On the retail space, we just have the (Towne […]

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