AVON THEATER MANAGEMENT TEAM
Dedicated to Making Your "Avon Theater Experience" One you'll Return to Again & Again!
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Skip Huston
"Head Honcho"

Ashley Petty
"The House Mother"
General Manager
 
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Troy Taylor
"Avon Godfather"
Famous Author
Bon Vivant
Raconteur
All Around Good Guy

Susan Burke-
Theater Management Group LLC
Managing Director

 






Chris Barnett - Projection Booth Manager  / Head Facility Guru
Year Round Staff

Hannah Elliott -
Co-Manager
Year Round Staff

 

Bridget Spitzer-
Co-Manager &
    Administrative Assistant to Head Honcho
Year Round Staff


Megan Markwell-   
 Team Leader
Head Honcho's Niece
     Year Round Staff
 

Brynna Bergin - 
 Team Leader
Year Round Staff

Melissa Huston- Rinchiuso
  Mr. Popcorn
Honcho / Popcron Flavors Creator/
Head Honcho's Daughter
 


Jamie Hanson-

 Popcorn Hostess
Year Round Staf

Sydney Buechler
 Popcorn Hostess
Year Round Staf


Emilee Oliver
 Popcorn Hostess
Year Round Staf

Leslie Dale -
 Popcorn Hostess /
College Breaks

Jill Monroe -
 Popcorn Hostess /
Beloved Veteran Staffer


 
 Kelsey Bradford - Popcorn Hostess /
Beloved Veteran Staffer
 
Ashtyn Kline-
Popcorn Hostess
Beloved Veteran Staffer
  
                                                                                                     Howard Taormino-
 
(with famed Director JAMES CAMERON on right-)
FILM BOOKING EXTRAORDINARY

                                         
        

Huck--
The Alien Dog
(in the spooky old haunted bathroom that's been closed off for over 70 years!)
 


Doug Hicks -
 Marquee / Facility
  

AVON STAFF IN JULY 2013

AVON STAFF IN JULY 2012


FRONT ROW (l to r): Chris Barnet, Skip Huston ("The Head Honcho"), and Susan Burke-Huston ("Mrs. Head Honcho")
SECOND ROW (l to r): Addison Rinchiuso, Melissa Huston-Rinchiuso, Lily Bell Rinchiuso, Ryan Rinchiuso, Ashley Petty ("The Mangler") and Mallory Wiedenkeller
THIRD ROW (l to r): Jill Monroe, Leslie Dale, Hannah Elliott and Becky Cundiff
BACK ROW (l to r):  Bridget Spitzer, Taylor Woods and Brynna Bergin
MISSING: Victoria Rossi

SOME OF OUR STAFF AT ROCKY HORROR, Oct. 2013!!

(left to right) Jill Monroe, Leslie Dale, Jamie Hansen, Sydney Buechler, Co-Manager Bridget Spitzer,
Team Leader Brynna Bergin, Melissa Rinchiuso-Huston,

General Manager Ashley Petty,  Co-Manager Hannah Elliott and, on the floor, Team Leader Megan Markwell

SOME OF OUR STAFF AT ROCKY HORROR, Oct. 2011!!

(l to r) Ashtyn Kline (ex-staffer), Hannah Elliot (Assn't Mngr.) Mariah Marshall (friend of Jill Monroe), Jill Monroe (staffer home from college),
 Brynna Bergin (current staffer), Mallory Wiedenkeller (ex-staffer), and...
The Famous ASHLEY PETTY (Boss Lady!)
 

AVON STAFF IN JANUARY 2011


FRONT ROW: Jill Bergin, Brynna Bergin
MIDDLE ROW: Hannah Elliott, Whitney Martin, Ashtyn Kline, Emily White, Lily Rinchiuso,
Ashley Petty, Chris Barnett, Mallory Weidenkeller, Jenny Wagner
BACK ROW: Jill Monroe, Kelsey Bradford, Megan Markwell-Huston, The Head Honcho, Sue Huston, Addison Rinchiuso,
Melissa Huston-Rinchiuso, Annemarie Mudd-Duncan, Leslie Dale

 
OUR GIRLS IN ACTION!!
(l to r) Molly, Whitney & Ashley

(Courtesy Decatur Herald & Review) 


<-------- THE AVON POPCORN GIRLS!
(app. 6 1/2 years ago!)
Hannah, Mary, Jennifer, (back row)
Whitney & Ashley

The Head Honcho in a picture that was used for a New York magazine article!

Susan & Lily at Santa's House
(Christmas 2007)

Sue with the granddaughter hooligans, Addison (on trike) and Lily (with Sue) Spring of 2013 on the back patio of the Huston abode.
OLD & RARE AVON PICTURES

Avon Theater in 1940

Avon Theater on Opening night in November 1916

Here's an ultra-rare picture of the Avon around 1989 when it was attempted to be re-opened as a Country & Western, "Branson-like" performance
theater.

A picture of the Avon when it had been closed for years. This is prior to Skip Huston re-opening it in April 0f 1999. It is estimated this photo was taken sometime between 1996 and 1999.

Skip Huston in 1975 when he was a hot guitar gunslinger! Taken at a Springfield, Illinois party just 3 days before he moved to California.

SKIP HUSTON in Feb. 2004 when the AVON TWINS project was announced!
A VERY rare photo of the ballroom BEFORE The Avon Twins were constructed!!

Skip Huston standing in the nearly- finished lobby  of the new Avon TWINS annex in late-September of 2004

Decatur Herald & Review photo of Troy Taylor in the "haunted hallway" above the Avon's lobby with an old edition of his book, Haunted Decatur.
Former Staff Members We Miss! (Some May be back!)

Chad Gordy-Tech
 
Brian Harden-
Popcorn Wrangler

Molly Kiick
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Assistant Manager

Abby Andrick-
Assistant Manager

Anna Gentry - Our FIRST Popcorn Girl!! (2001-2003)
  Whitney Martin-
Popcorn Hostess

Mary Herrod-
Popcorn Hostess

Emily White- -
Assistant
Manager

Jon Goodman-
Popcorn Wrangler

Victoria Rossi-
Team Leader

(left to right) Abby Andrick   (Assn't Mngr.),  Rachel Scott (Popcorn Hostess),  Samantha Andrick (Manager)
 
Taylor Woods-
Popcorn Hostes


 

Steven Gray

Digital Sytems

Julie Trueblood-
Manager
 
Becky Cundiff-
Popcorn Hostess

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