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The Famed Catalina Island Casino & Avalon Theater

The ivory Catalina Casino towering over the oceanfront has been an iconic piece of island architecture since 1929. Despite its name, there is no gambling here. Instead, this "casino" is a hub for entertainment and cultural events, hosting everything from big-name singers and Broadway shows to lavish weddings and New Year's Eve celebrations. On the lower level of the casino you'll also find the stunning art deco Avalon Theatre, which was one of the first movie houses designed specifically for "talkies". This elegant movie palace offers movies every night, as well as weekend matinees.


Prices -

Prices vary per event.

Hours -

Movies run nightly at Avalon Theatre at 6:30 pm.


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  • Movie Theatre
  • Ballroom
  • Event Space
  • Wedding Venue
  • Guided Walking Tours


  • Can you gamble on Catalina Island?

    Despite its name, the Catalina Casino is not actually a casino, so you won’t find any gambling there. Instead, this “casino” plays host to the island’s most exciting events and year-round entertainment including concerts, festivals and plays. You can even take one of three guided walking tours of the casino and Avalon Theatre.
  • What can I see at the Avalon Theatre?

    The Avalon Theatre is a gorgeous, 1,184-seat theatrical palace with a 50-foot domed ceiling that shows feature films every night starting at 6:30pm. On Friday and Saturday evening, about one hour before the start of the film, you can also enjoy a performance by the theatre’s old pipe organ. Check out the list of the theatre’s current and upcoming movies: https://www.visitcatalinaisland.com/things-to-do/catalina-casino/movie-theatre/

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