Located on the lower level of the Catalina Casino, the Avalon Theatre is an art deco masterpiece and was the first theatre in the United States designed specifically for talking pictures. The theatre’s legendary acoustics were copied by the builders of Radio City Music Hall in New York. The theatre’s hand-painted murals, which adorn its 43-foot high dome, were designed by John Gabriel Beckman, whose work is also featured on the façade of Hollywood’s Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.
Avalon Theatre has discontinued screening nightly first-run films; however, we invite you to explore the Catalina Casino on one of our guided daily tours. (Note: tours are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions)