The Avon Theater was probably best known for its Saturday matinées catering to the youth of the area. The management would promote two movies with a live piano player and contests during the intermission between movies.
During the 1950's the cost of admission was 25 cents. Popcorn, candy and sodas were very inexpensive - 10 cents for a soda.
Watertown and surrounding communities such as Brownville and Dexter. Bus service ran 25 cents and stopped at the old terminal behind the Hotel Woodruff. The bus service ran once an hour to Dexter and back on weekends.
The Avon Shoe Store was originally three doors up from the theater at 168 Arsenal Street, and was named after it so people would know where it was. They kept the name after their move to Public Square.
The Avon was demolished in the late 1960's during Urban Renewal.