Frequently Asked Questions

When are movies shown?

Movies are shown 6-days a week with the new show starting each Friday. Times are as follows: Friday & Saturday 7PM, Sunday 4PM, Monday CLOSED, Tuesday thru Thursday 7PM.

Is the theater handicap accessible?

The main floor is fully accessible, including the ground-level restrooms. The auditorium has five spaces reserved for wheelchair patrons that are interspersed throughout the seating area.

Hearing impaired patrons will have access to personal headsets. In addition, closed caption viewing devices are also available for use. Both items are available for use at any seat in the auditorium. To request a device, ask the volunteer working in the Ticket Booth.

What is your Rated R Policy?

We encourage parents and guardians to familiarize themselves with movie contents and themes regardless of the rating and determine if it is a good fit for their child.

The Avery Theater Executive Committee has issued the following policy for Rated R movies:

One parent or adult guardian must accompany under the age of 17 patron(s) to box office and purchase the ticket(s) for a Rated R movie.

One parent or adult guardian must attend the complete movie with patrons under the age of 13.

A parent or adult guardian is not required to watch the movie with patrons 13-16 years of age as long as they were present for the ticket purchase.

An adult guardian is defined as an adult aged chaperone at least 21 years of age, responsible for the minor(s) at the time.

Driver’s license or state identification card are the only accepted forms of identification to verify patron’s age of 17 or older.

How many seats does the theater have?

The auditorium has seating for 198 people: there are 193 theater seats and 5 wheelchair spaces. The auditorium of the original Avery had 400 seats; with the new auditorium, care was taken to make wider-spaced rows and quality theater seats a top priority. Today’s Avery provides a quality viewing experience for all patrons.

Can the theater be rented?

The VIP Lounge, and the Marquee Room can be rented for $40 for 1-3 hours, plus the purchase of movie tickets. The Auditorium can be rented for a variety of different eligible events. In all cases, a room-usage deposit is required. For more information about the rental policies, see the Rental page.

When are movies shown?

Movies are shown 6-days a week with the new show starting each Friday. Times are as follows: Friday & Saturday 7PM, Sunday 4PM, Monday CLOSED, Tuesday thru Thursday 7PM.

How does a person work or volunteer at the theater?

Teams of volunteers will primarily staff the Avery. Send an email to AveryVolunteer@gmail.com or leave a message at 641-925-2879 (AVRY)..

What’s upstairs?

The projection booth, the VIP Lounge, and the Marquee Room. The Marquee Room and the VIP Lounge are available for rent and must be reserved in advance. For more information about the rental policies, see the Rental page.