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  • Avalon
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  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

This circular white structure is one of the finest examples of art deco architecture anywhere. Its Spanish-inspired floors and murals gleam with brilliant blue and green Catalina tiles. In this case, casino, the Italian word for "gathering place," has nothing to do with gambling. To the right of the theater's grand entrance is the quaint Catalina Island Museum, which examines chronicle 7,000 years of island history. First-run movies are screened nightly at the Avalon Theatre, noteworthy for its classic 1929 theater pipe organ and art deco wall murals.

The Santa Catalina Island Company leads two tours of the Casino—the 30-minute basic tour ($12) and the 90-minute behind-the-scenes tour ($26), which leads visitors through the green room and into the Wrigleys' private lounge.

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1 Casino Way, Avalon, California, 90704, United States

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310-510–2414-museum; 310-510–0179-theater

Sight Details:

  • Museum $5

Published 07/06/2016


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