2017 Celebrating Carol Frances 84th birthday, Catalina Island. Mt. Ada hotel, Island Tour, Avalon, and the Casino.
Arriving and checking out some legendary history
A drive around the island, the airport and conservation.
Continue the drive, eagles and a theater
The town, the guest house and a dive shop
The theater and the casino
The Avalon Theatre is located in the lower level of the Catalina Casino and features first-run movies. The theatre seats 1,184 people and is 138 feet across and 43 feet high. Art deco murals by John Gabriel Beckman adorn the walls and create a stunning ambiance.
William Wrigley Jr. commissioned the construction of Catalina Casino in 1929 to mark the 10-year anniversary of his 1919 purchase of Catalina Island. Nearly 90 years later, this 11-story icon stands as a reminder to Catalina’s historic beginnings as a romantic escape for the millions who made the 26-mile trip across the sea to enjoy a movie, dinner and dancing during the Casino’s early days as the hub of Avalon nightlife