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Avalon Theater

1 Casino Way (The Casino), Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
+1 310-510-0179
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Ranked #1 of 16 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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Redondo Beach, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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New Delhi, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

You have to pay 10 dollars as entry fees,you may as well since there are very few things to do on the island.

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Lake Forest, California, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I love old movie theaters, and this is my favorite historic movie theater. It doesn't even matter what movie you're going to see. The experience is being the theater itself. The decor just takes your breath away when you walk in. Unfortunately, there's only one movie and one screening a day, so if you can't stay on the island late... More

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Palmdale, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Great little movie theater. Wait it seats 1200 people!!!! Organist is wonderful before the movie. Liked having one showing, and a nice walk to and from the theater olongapo the beach

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Carlsbad, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It's the only show in town so we always hope there will be a great movie playing here when we visit. Even if there isn't, we typically go anyway. Can't say that about any other movie theaters today! Being a New York native, this place reminds me so much of Radio City Music Hall. Make sure you go early to... More

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