1429-Avalon Casino – Catalina Island, CA

The icon of the island is the casino. This has been a dance hall since the nineteen twenties. All of the famous big bands played here prior to WWII. Thousands would boat over for the weekend to listen to the music of the era. It is now a private event hall and movie theater. It has been lovingly maintained and daily tours are given to show off her beauty. The movie theater has an acoustically perfect spherical ceiling. No amplification is needed for a speaker on the stage to be heard in the back row. The theater also houses a 4-manual 16 rank pipe organ.

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Inside the theater.

Stage, movie screen, organ, and organ pipes behind the gear-styled artwork over stage.

Organ pipes behind.