JUMP TO:
  • Top Places
  • All
0 Ratings
+ Share On... Facebook Twitter

Avalon Casino Ballroom

Map & Directions 1 Casino Way
Avalon, CA 90704
FLAG
 
310-510-7400

Description

LA Weekly's Description

Located "26 miles across the sea," as the Four Preps used to croon, the Casino Ballroom looms like a Moorish Art Deco castle over Catalina's picturesque Avalon Bay. Surrounded by water on three of its sides, the imposing white building, topped by a red-tiled roof, rises to the equivalent of 12 stories. The ground floor houses a history museum and the Avalon Theatre, which, when it opened in 1929, was one of the first movie palaces designed for sound. The large theater has its original Page pipe organ and continues to show films daily. Ornate glass and wrought-iron deco lamps and giant, almost-psychedelic sea-life-themed murals adorn the inside of the theater and the front of the building. Up on the second level lies the refurbished ballroom, which used to host big-band big names like Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Kay Kyser, as well as a flock of Tinseltown celebrities. There may no longer be gambling in the Casino Ballroom, but the venue (reportedly the largest circular ballroom in the world) frequently presents jazz, swing, rockabilly and blues concerts. Even when no one's scheduled to perform, this architectural marvel is still worth a visit. An hour-long afternoon tour occurs daily.

 
Member Reviews

No Reviews yet, leave the first one below!

Your Review:

Your Rating:

 

 
Tips from foursquare

  • Liz A. on 07/28/11

    So beautiful!

Check out Avalon Casino Ballroom on Foursquare

More Theaters in Los Angeles

See More Theaters in Los Angeles

Reviews and News

No recent reviews or news articles for this place.
advertisement

Today's Daily Deal

E-Cigarette Ultra Kit ($50 value) View more Voice Daily Deals

Events Nearby

Bars and Clubs Nearby

See More Bars and Clubs
advertisement
Loading...