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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
We walked up to the Casino while exploring the island. We noticed a flier advertising a first run movie in the Avalon Theater that we had not yet seen. (Note that the Avalon Theater is inside the Catalina Island Casino. It took me a minute...More
Date of experience: March 2019
VisitCatalina, General Manager at Avalon Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2019
Thank you very much for your review! We're so happy that you enjoyed your movie experience and we hope you'll come watch more films with us again soon!
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
VisitCatalina, Manager at Avalon Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2019
Thank you for joining us on one of our Casino tours! We would love to have you tour with us again.
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 2 August 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 28 June 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.
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.