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Avalon Theater

1 Casino Way (The Casino), Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
+1 310-510-0179
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Must see! The architecture...iconic historic building. Theater seating is OLD, cramped and truly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Fabulous theater to visit

I mainly wanted to see this marvelous deco theater inside so I went to a movie. I've been in many... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Larry F
Kearney, Nebraska
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“organ music” (11 reviews)
“art deco” (11 reviews)
1 Casino Way (The Casino), Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
+1 310-510-0179
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must see! The architecture...iconic historic building. Theater seating is OLD, cramped and truly NOT comfortable; but, look around and the pain is totally worth it.

Thank AdamsLoveToTravel
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I mainly wanted to see this marvelous deco theater inside so I went to a movie. I've been in many old and restored theaters but this one is among the finest you will ever see. They do not call it restored because it has always...More

Thank Larry F
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This building is awe-inspiring and the tour was excellent. We took the behind the scenes tour. Our guide was so passionate about the buildings future and past and very knowledgeable. It's on our bucket list to go back to Catalina Island for New Years Eve...More

Thank Roger R
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

OK so my boyfriend and I decided to go to canceling Island for the day. We have never been and so we were looking forward to this. We went to the theater and saw a movie. It was really very interesting with the organ player....More

Thank ladc2001
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This is the coolest way to spend your evening :)) seats are comfy enough and the painting on the ceiling is breath taking.. Usually they show one movie at a time and if you are lucky, you get to hear the organ. We loved it...More

Thank Faranak M
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Worth just paying the money to walk in and see it. The acoustics are interesting too. Depending on where you sit, you can hear other people talking far away as if they are right next to you. So beware.

Thank 182AnneN
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I LOVE seeing films inside the Casino and make a point to every time I'm on island. The architecture, the amazing art deco murals and the spectacular sound within the theatre is something to behold.

1  Thank BGoddard
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

A great way to spend an evening on Catalina. Gorgeous, old-fashioned movie theater with colorful art deco murals inside. Some nights, there is an organ player performing an hour before the movie. The seats aren't uncomfortable, but they are not the large modern seats of...More

1  Thank avalon2020
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We did the basic tour of this casino (no gambling) on our anniversary trip to Avalon. I would highly recommend! It's a really great way to learn about the history of the island as well as the venue itself. We enjoyed seeing both levels of...More

1  Thank Liz S
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Took the 1:15 tour. Beautiful building. Fun to go backstage to the dressing rooms, into the projection booth to see the antique arc-lamp projectors, and learn the history. Well worth the time and money.

1  Thank Dan C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is it a drama theatre or movie and is anything still play there?
25 June 2015|
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Response from 2millionmilers | Reviewed this property |
Movie theater and yes it is still open
Do we need to do anything ahead of time for the tour or can we just tour on our own?
8 April 2015|
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