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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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Idaho
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Great location, very well kept. Might want to open up the theatre to visitors other then movie goers. Thoroughly enjoyed our time at the theater

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Riverside, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Go early to hear the organist play on a vintage theater organ. The seating is red velvet with original floor venting. Giant murals fill the entire place and the ceiling sparkles with twinkling star lights.

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Claremont, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We visited the museum in the same building. in the evening we went to hear the organ music but in Oct. it is only played on weekends before the movie. We skipped the movie.

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Eugene, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Even when the movie isn't very good (but Hercules had a fine vintage feel for fun this past September), this is one of the greatest of American movie theaters. Huge theater, with superb decor finely maintained. A friendly devoted staff. Good cheap popcorn! And an organ that still play. The glorious setting facing the ocean is like no other theater.... More

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Long Beach, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We did not enter the theater, but the building is very impressive from the outside and the lobby. Good little bar right next door to grab a small bite and a drink while watching the locals on their boats.

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Garden Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The Avalon Theatre is located in the lower level of the Catalina Casino. Beautiful art deco murals thought out the building make this a one of a kind, must see. The night we went they played the old pipe organ the hour before the movie. We received movie tickets from the Avalon Grill with our meal (Dinner and a Movie... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The tickets are slightly pricey at $15 each, but the ambiance in the theater is well worth it. It's been maintained very nicely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is really great place to go to check out. It's really nice and the your guy is super friendly and nine and funny. The balcony of the casino have a killer view of the ocean. Got to check it out while you there.

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The tour is a deal! We could not believe how magnificent this little gem is! Absolutely gorgeous and the museum is great!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

We went to a matinee and the screen blacked out twice with no compensation and no employees were being helpful. It's always something there!

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