Community theaters have been a cornerstone of civic life throughout history. From countryside to city, they've played host to events ranging in scope and style from comedic acts to Shakespearean plays and from symphonic performances to rock-'n-roll concerts — and in so doing have brought the wider world to our own doorstep. The elemental bonds of shared experiences, fond memories, and timeless storytelling have cultivated community strength and stability from our earliest beginnings. The Avalon Theatre is Grand Junction's own community gem, cherished by over five generations of Grand Valley residents dating back to its vaudevillian roots. Today, this historic treasure is uniquely positioned to return even greater dividends to our community.
The Avalon Theatre Foundation was formed in the early 1990s with the mission of historic preservation, generational heritage, and continued commercial operations. Its mission remains the same today but with an added sense of responsibility and vision.
The Avalon Cornerstone Project is a capital fundraiser to renovate and expand the facility, making it capable of accommodating a wider range of uses that will support improved commercial, cultural and community benefits to the Grand Valley.