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Stunning... entertaining too...

Caught the Catalina film festival awards and saw movies that had not been released there. It was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elizabeth S
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WOW,neat place.

We toured the place in 2010 and this year(2018) we watched a movie. Awesome place. well worth the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The Avalon Theatre is located in the lower level of the Catalina Casino building. It was built in 1929 as one of the first theaters designed for talking movies. The original Page organ still is played before the movies on Friday-Sunday nights. The...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Caught the Catalina film festival awards and saw movies that had not been released there. It was fun dress up and to mix with stars under the stars... in the theater.

Thank Elizabeth S
CatalinaICO, Manager at Avalon Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us for the Catalina Film Festival, Elizabeth! We look forward to welcoming you back again next year!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We toured the place in 2010 and this year(2018) we watched a movie. Awesome place. well worth the $ Don't forget the popcorn.

Thank AsotinKid
CatalinaICO, Manager at Avalon Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us again! We'll be showing a special screening of Step Brothers this Friday evening at the Catalina Wine Mixer. We'd love for you to join us!

Reviewed July 18, 2018

The Avalon Theater is enormous and the artwork is beautiful. The theater itself has stunning paintings and the ceiling is designed with twinkling stars. Throughout the summer months, they show movies there every evening, usually starting at 7:30. The art and detail in this historical...More

Thank Susan G
CatalinaSCICo, Manager at Avalon Theater, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Thank you for visiting the Avalon Theatre, Susan! The theatre is beautiful and we are so happy that you enjoyed it.

Reviewed June 28, 2018

Take the tours, read about the history of this little island and enjoy the visit. It is a great weekend trip! If you like to scuba dive, take to the water. You will not be disappointed.

Thank LasVegasPatti2018
CatalinaSCICo, Manager at Avalon Theater, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Thanks for the positive review on Catalina Island, Patti! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

No moviepass so I had to payup! I asked in advance so it wasn't a surprise. Beautiful theater! Fun to listen to organ music. No movie previews or ads which was different. I can't help but wish the walls of that building could talk.

Thank Carol L
CatalinaSCICo, Manager at Avalon Theater, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Glad you had a wonderful time at the Avalon Theatre, Carol. We agree -- the Page Pipe Organ is truly a gem. Thanks for seeing a movie with us.

Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

One of a kind amazing theatre! Historical casino building recommend going to the movies nightly at 7:30 pm

Thank Mary Jo C
CatalinaSCICo, Manager at Avalon Theater, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Thank you for the positive feedback, Mary Jo! I am glad you were able to experience some of Catalina's history.

Reviewed April 15, 2018

In addition to the one-of-a-kind, highly ornate maritime murals on the walls of the theater, the vacation town crowd that generally comes to the movies here has a friendly, festive vibe. This enhances the viewing experience, whatever film happens to be showing. And you cannot...More

Thank William M
Reviewed March 6, 2018

When I got to Catalina I was really excited about all that the island had to offer. Its off season so I was really looking forward to spending a late night out at the casino. Therefore, I want to be clear with anyone who had...More

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Reviewed November 2, 2017

Huge theater with great murals....and a organist playing before the show starts.....Sophie Tucker wasn't there!!!! We enjoyed a movie in this movie theater that still keeps the flavor of the 30's/40's.......Only one movie shows so you have no choice, but we wanted to see the...More

Thank Lovevacationtime
Reviewed July 30, 2017

This amazing theater is located in the Casino of Catalina Island. We had a tour in the casino, and had a chance to watch an informative documentary film about the Casino's history in this beautiful theater. The theater is still operating, hosting film screenings and...More

Thank Lalaki-Papaki
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Theater, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Dear Lalaki, Thank you for choosing the Casino Tour. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Andrew General Manager

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Response from 2millionmilers | Reviewed this property |
Movie theater and yes it is still open
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Response from CatalinaICO | Property representative |
We don't offer any self guided tours of the Casino. We offer two guided tours, one is called the Casino Walking Tour and the other is the Behind the Scenes Tour. You can purchase tickets for either tour on our website... More
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