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Avalon Theater

1 Casino Way (The Casino), Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
+1 310-510-0179
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Traveler Description: The historic Avalon Theater is one of the nation's first art deco movie houses designed to embrace the advent of talking motion pictures. Built in... more »
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Camarillo, California, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A visit to Avalon for a weekend should include a visit to the historic Casino, and if time permits, to see a movie in this historic venue. The grand old interior of yesteryear is not in its former grandeur in the days of real casino gambling and parties, but is still a glimpse into that past. With Catalina Island being... More

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Beverly Hills, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I love this historical , beautiful place . I truly enjoyed the decoration , the old art there. Architecture of The Casino in Avalon is amazing !

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Temecula, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
29 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Go to the organ recital before the movie. The theater is a work of art and has a tour, well worth taking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While we were on our vacation, we had 2 movie tickets included in our hotel package. Nice evening walk to the casino, and the inside has a nice large screen to view the movie and has beautiful artwork on the walls on we believe was canvas. will come back next time we are on the island :)

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Redondo Beach, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

The outer tile mosaic, foyer, murals, and twinkling "stars" are definitely unique. This building has a lot of history, almost one-hundred years of it! The sound system is only in the front, and they don't turn the volume very loud. There are no 3D movies shown here, and their new "screen" is a series of long panels which become visable... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is such an iconic place, how can you not go...we had such fun here...just walking around and looking. It really is a must go!

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Los Gatos, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Wonderful ambiance, old California design, pipe organ concert before the movie on weekends, fantastic sound, reasonable price

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Riverside, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Avalon Theater is located in the Casino and is beautiful and worth a ticket price just to get a look at the architecture and mural inside of the theater. The sound quality is very poor, but depending on the movie, may not matter too much.

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Owatonna MN
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We arrived at the Casino after touring the island in a golf cart, then with a tour guide in a small bus. Everyone said we needed to visit the Casino. Unfortunately it was late in the day and the inside was not open to the public. However the murals on the outside walls and the plants in the gardens around... More

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Really expensive but not unlike everything else is on the island. Make sure the movie is something worth seeing.

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