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Catalina Island Museum`s Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building Evokes the Best of Avalon`s Past

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

The museum`s new home will feature an outdoor amphitheater on the hillside at the back of the building`s second floor. It is expected to become the center of Avalon`s entertainment scene when it opens in 2015.

 

Violin Soloist from San Francisco Symphony to Perform at 2nd Annual Holiday Symphony Concert

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

The 2nd Annual Catalina Island Museum Holiday Symphony Concert will feature the Stanford Symphony Orchestra and a violin soloist from the San Francisco Symphony on Friday, December 12.

 

Charlie Chaplin`s Brother Linked with Catalina Island`s Aviation History

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

Syd Chaplin, brother to Charlie Chaplin, is credited with the first regularly scheduled air passenger service in the United States in 1919.

 

Catalina Island Museum Welcomes Huge Crowd for National Museum Day

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

Over 1,300 people participate in the Catalina Island Museum`s celebration of National Museum Day.

 

A 26-Piece Symphony Orchestra and a Soprano Vocalist to Accompany The Phantom of the Opera

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The 28th Annual Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit will take place on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm in the Avalon Casino Theatre.

 

Free Admission to the Catalina Island Museum This Saturday!

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

This is the fourth year the Catalina Island Museum has opened its doors free of charge on National Museum Day.

 

Catalina Island Museum`s Chaplin Exhibition EXTENDED Due to Popular Demand

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

Since its opening, the "Chaplin and Goddard" exhibition has welcomed over 20,000 people - including nearly 2,000 children, ages 15 and under, who experienced the exhibition at no charge thanks to a generous donation from Blanny Avalon Hagenah.

 

Catalina Island Museum Celebrates National Museum Day with Free Admission

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

By offering free admission on National Museum Day, the Catalina Island Museum strives to expose the rich history of the island to an even greater audience.

 

Stanford Symphony Orchestra to Return for the Museumís 2nd Annual Holiday Symphony Concert

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

Anna Wittstruck will return to conduct an ensemble of the prestigious Stanford Symphony Orchestra and a special guest from the San Francisco Symphony, violin soloist Chen Zhao for the 2nd Annual Holiday Symphony Concert.

 

Tour the World`s Oldest Fishing Club this Saturday and Support the Catalina Island Museum

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

Saturday, September 13 is the only day this year to tour the world`s oldest fishing club.

 

Celebrate National Museum Day with Free Admission to the Catalina Island Museum

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

Held in concert with Smithsonian Magazine`s Museum Day Live, this year`s celebration of National Museum Day will take place on Saturday, September 27th.

 

One Day Only! Support the Catalina Island Museum by Touring the World Famous Tuna Club

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

The Tuna Club`s historic clubhouse opens its doors only one day each year, to benefit the Catalina Island Museum. This year`s tour takes place on Saturday, September 13th.

 

Construction of the Catalina Island Museumís Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building Can Be Compared to that of the Casino Building

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The museumís staff and Board of Trustees envision that the Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building will redefine entertainment in Avalon much like the Casino did when it opened.

 

Rare Tour of Avalonís Tuna Club to Benefit the Catalina Island Museum - Limited Tickets Available -

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

Tour the legendary Tuna Club of Avalon on Saturday, September 13 in support of the Catalina Island Museum.

 

Rare Footage of Chaplin and Goddard Cruising to Catalina Island Included in the Current Catalina Island Museum Exhibition

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Rare film footage of a weekend cruise to Catalina Island with Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard on their yacht in 1933 is included in the Catalina Island Museum`s current exhibition.

 

Limited Time Only: Pre-Sale Tickets for the 2015 Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit Offered at Last Year`s Prices

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Through August 31st only, the Catalina Island Museum is offering tickets to the 28th Annual Silent Film Benefit at last year`s prices.

 

Tour the World Famous Tuna Club and Support the Catalina Island Museum - One Day Only!

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

Access to the historic clubhouse founded in 1898 is restricted to members only, except once a year, when the club opens its doors to the public to share its amazing history.

 

Beatles Fans Traveled Great Distances to Attend the Museum`s Screening of A Hard Day`s Night

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

Two friends from Virginia recently proved how far they would go to view "A Hard Day`s Night" and meet Pattie Boyd when they traveled 2,357 miles to the Catalina Island Museum`s 50th anniversary screening of the Beatles` hit movie.

 

Sisters Who Met The Beatles 50 Years Ago, Attend Catalina Island Museum`s Screening of A Hard Day`s Night to Meet Pattie Boyd

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Two persistent sisters from Harbor City got to go back stage at a Beatles concert in Las Vegas in 1964. They shared their story when they attended the museum`s 50th anniversary screening of "A Hard Day`s Night" with Pattie Boyd.

 

Exclusive: Pattie Boyd on the Beatles and Filming A Hard Day`s Night, Part 2

BEATLES EXAMINER

In part one of the two-part interview with Beatles Examiner, Pattie Boyd talked about getting the role for the movie, "A Hard Day`s Night." In this concluding segment, she talks about her life with George Harrison.

 

Exclusive: Pattie Boyd on the Beatles and Filming A Hard Day`s Night, Part 1

BEATLES EXAMINER

In the first part of a two-part interview, Pattie Boyd talks about getting the role for the movie.

 

Pattie Boyd to be Interviewed Following the Museumís Screening of ďA Hard Dayís NightĒ

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

Immediately following the screening of "A Hard Day`s Night,", Pattie Boyd has agreed to a rare interview with the museumís Executive Director, Dr. Michael De Marsche. After the interview, a hosted wine reception will take place in the theatre lobby.

 

Bruce Belland of The Four Preps to Make Special Guest Appearance at the Museum`s Music Festival

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

In 1957 Bruce Belland co-wrote what would become Catalina Island`s unofficial anthem: "26 Miles (Across the Sea)." He will perform that song during this year`s Catalina Island Museum Fourth of July Music Festival.

 

Pattie Boyd: The Beatles Had A Strange Sense of Humor

GOOD DAY L.A. - FOX 11 NEWS

Pattie Boyd, first wife of George Harrison and Eric Clapton, appeared on Good Day LA to talk about the 50th anniversary celebration of "A Hard Day`s Night" with the Catalina Island Museum on Sunday, July 6.

 

Catalina Island Museum`s Construction Project Approaches the Island`s Water Crisis with Innovative Thinking

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"...not one drop of potable water from Avalon will be used for the remainder of the museumís construction project.Ē