We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Avalon Theater

1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
+1 310-510-0179
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Fun evening

No moviepass so I had to payup! I asked in advance so it wasn't a surprise. Beautiful theater! Fun... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Carol L
,
Salt Lake City, Utah
via mobile
Love this Movie Theatre

One of a kind amazing theatre! Historical casino building recommend going to the movies nightly at... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mary Jo C
,
San Clemente, California
via mobile
Read all 273 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
CONTACT
Website
+1 310-510-0179
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Avalon
from US$129.00
More Info
from US$129.00
More Info
from US$37.00
More Info
from US$100.88
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (273)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"organ music"
in 12 reviews
"murals on the walls"
in 3 reviews
"blast from the past"
in 3 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 3 reviews
"huge theater"
in 3 reviews
"movie night"
in 5 reviews
"historic building"
in 4 reviews
"behind the scenes"
in 13 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 3 reviews
"gathering place"
in 5 reviews
"ball room"
in 3 reviews
"catalina island"
in 9 reviews
"casino"
in 57 reviews
"art"
in 17 reviews
"film"
in 12 reviews
"concert"
in 10 reviews
"play"
in 12 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 272 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 April 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 7 March 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

3  Thank Brandy R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 November 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 Love vacation time
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 July 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful theater with an old school feel. Elegant design and historical feel to the expansive one room theater. We arrived early and were entertained by the organist for approximately 30 minutes before the film began. There is a small snack bar, but not a huge...More

Thank Mark B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed seeing "Sing" here --- scenery around is historic and enjoyed walking around it and in it -- walk to theatre is also really neat -- only negative is screen is small for such a big theatre -- but again fun place with great...More

1  Thank Hibby922
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful! Saw a movie and we were very entertained by the organ music. Found out that there are only 4 of this type of organs in the world. Amazing performance. Good movie too!

Thank Tonia T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Beautiful architecture & a charming tour guide who even taught the ladies to swing dance at the end in the grand ballroom. We loved seeing the inside of the casino & hearing all about the history of Catalina & the Casino (gathering place). It's truly...More

Thank afouquette
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 hotels in Catalina Island
Aurora Hotel
339 reviews
.43 miles away
Catalina Boat House
151 reviews
.44 miles away
El Terado Terrace Mini Suites & Townhomes
432 reviews
.44 miles away
Hotel Catalina
202 reviews
.47 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Steve's Steakhouse
1,215 reviews
.61 miles away
Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co.
244 reviews
.51 miles away
Lloyd's of Avalon Confectionary
209 reviews
.55 miles away
Bluewater Avalon Seafood Restaurant
1,171 reviews
.55 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Two Harbors Dive & Recreation Center - Day Rentals
5 reviews
.55 miles away
Catalina Island Casino
758 reviews
.38 miles away
Catalina Island Casino Ballroom
275 reviews
.34 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
RoanePrince
25 June 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from 2millionmilers | Reviewed this property |
Movie theater and yes it is still open
0
Votes
nicof617
7 April 2015|
Answer
Response from CatalinaSCICo | 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
3
Votes
;