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Lots of Waling, but Fascinating History

Took a tour of the Avalon Casino. Tour included construction, history of the facility, the theater... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
lrb881
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Wilmington, Delaware
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amazing art, and history The tour guide was a wealth of information and answered all questions... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2019
Haller4
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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 4 weeks ago

Took a tour of the Avalon Casino. Tour included construction, history of the facility, the theater, the projection room, and the wood floored ballroom. Tour guide was a character with lotos of stories, possibly embellished, but interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lrb881
VisitCatalina, Manager at Avalon Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us on one of our Casino tours! We would love to have you tour with us again.

Reviewed January 2, 2019

amazing art, and history The tour guide was a wealth of information and answered all questions asked.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Haller4
VisitCatalina, Manager at Avalon Theater, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2019

Thank you for joining us on one of our Casino tours! We look forward to having you visiting us again in the future.

Reviewed October 5, 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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CatalinaICO, Manager at Avalon Theater, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

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

Reviewed September 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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CatalinaICO, Manager at Avalon Theater, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Movie theater and yes it is still open
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Response from VisitCatalina | 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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