About Us

Owned by the non-profit corporation, Garner Main Street, Inc., the Avery Theater is an entertainment venue for residents of Hancock County and the surrounding areas. Originally opened as a single-screen movie theater in March 1931, the 21st Century version opened to the public on August 16, 2013, with the family-oriented movie “Despicable Me 2.”


The Avery Theater will impact the quality of life and create an active location in the downtown area for moviegoers.


Garner Main Street, Inc. will restore the Avery Theater to its original purpose. The Avery Theater will enhance the economic growth of Garner. The Avery Theater will be a venue for people of all ages to view current Hollywood movies and independent films.