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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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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, visitcatalinaisland.