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“Superb murals, great view” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Avalon Theater

Avalon Theater
Ranked #8 of 56 things to do in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Owatonna MN
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Superb murals, great view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

We arrived at the Casino after touring the island in a golf cart, then with a tour guide in a small bus. Everyone said we needed to visit the Casino. Unfortunately it was late in the day and the inside was not open to the public. However the murals on the outside walls and the plants in the gardens around the building were worth the trip. There were also wonderful views on the harbor.

Visited July 2014
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“$$$”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Really expensive but not unlike everything else is on the island. Make sure the movie is something worth seeing.

Visited August 2014
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Grand old casino”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

You have to pay 10 dollars as entry fees,you may as well since there are very few things to do on the island.

Visited June 2014
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Palmdale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Small venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Great little movie theater. Wait it seats 1200 people!!!! Organist is wonderful before the movie. Liked having one showing, and a nice walk to and from the theater olongapo the beach

Visited July 2014
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Carlsbad, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“My Favorite Movie Theater”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

It's the only show in town so we always hope there will be a great movie playing here when we visit. Even if there isn't, we typically go anyway. Can't say that about any other movie theaters today! Being a New York native, this place reminds me so much of Radio City Music Hall. Make sure you go early to hear the organist play before the show. Go down front and stand right behind him and marvel at his keyboard wizardry. The interior is a piece of art with gorgeous lighting. OK, the seats can be a tad uncomfortable--and hope you don't get seated next to a ghost! (The place is haunted, ya know!) And when the movie isn't playing, take a tour of the place. It's well worth your time. A glimpse into a long gone era.

Visited June 2014
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