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“Escape from Earth”
Review of Avalon Theater

Avalon Theater
Ranked #10 of 57 things to do in Avalon
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Owner description: 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 theater features first-run movies, seats 1,184 people, is 138 feet across and 43 feet high. Art deco murals by John Gabriel Beckman (designed the artwork in the Grauman's Chinese Theater)adorn the walls and create a glamorous ambiance.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Escape from Earth”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

I will watch any film just to be in this historic theater. This theater is one of the most beautiful theaters in the country. If you are in Avalon for the evening; be sure to see a film here.

Visited March 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“A novel experience”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

We stayed late to watch a movie in the Casino, because I've been obsessed with it since I was a child. There is only one movie a week, and it was not one I really cared to see... but you do what you have to do. There was an organ concert before the movie started (worth the price of admission alone) and then the lights dimmed, the starry sky lights twinkled, and the movie began... about a half hour in my legs were numb from the rather uncomfortable seats in the theatre. By the time the movie was over my back had spasmed and my legs were on fire. I'm a big guy (~6'4") and there was just no flex in the seats. All in all, i'm happy I did it. It was a chance to see a film in a neat setting with an awesome organ demonstration before hand. All things considered, I may go again and leave after the concert...

Visited June 2012
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San Diego, California
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37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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“Worth seeing”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

The Avalon theater is a truly unique place to show films. It is on the bottom floor of the Avalon casino building. There are many beautiful murals on the walls and a gorgeous antique organ sitting in the very front. If you want to see the theater, buy a movie ticket and go inside and see it. Do not purchase the tour of the place which I found to be nu-informative, boring and a complete rip-off.

Visited February 2013
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Mission Viejo, California
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62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Going to the movies here was an "Event"”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We loved going to the movie here. The whole experience from box office, to organ music to the gorgeous murals was breathtaking. We can't wait to go again! Beautiful!

Visited February 2013
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Grants Pass, OR
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“Very nostalgic!”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

Among the movies we've seen there are LINCOLN and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Great place for these movies - wish they would change movies more often.

Visited January 2013
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