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Escape to Catalina Exhibition features Hollywood`s Original Bad Boy: Errol Flynn

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

The museum`s current exhibition delves into the personal memoirs of various stars that spent their free time on the island during the 1930s and 40s.

 

Explore John Wayne`s Connection to Catalina Island Through the Museum`s Current Exhibition

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

Catalina Island was a preferred getaway for John Wayne, "The Duke," and his family. Learn more by visiting the museum`s current exhibition.

 

Museum Treasure Map Adds Educational Value for Its Young Patrons

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

Kids visiting the Catalina Island Museum have the opportunity to get a free gift by participating in the treasure map scavenger hunt through the museum`s galleries.

 
 

Rare Tour of Avalon’s Tuna Club to Benefit the Catalina Island Museum

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience the birthplace of sport fishing.

 

Catalina’s First Film Star Featured in Museum’s “Escape to Catalina” Exhibition

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

Visit the exhibition, Escape to Catalina: Hollywood’s Biggest Stars on Catalina Island, to learn more about the antics of Catalina’s first film star, Old Ben, and his fellow celebrities enjoying all that Catalina Island had to offer.

 

One Day Only! Tour the Oldest Fishing Club in the U.S. and Support the Museum

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, August 1st.

 

Largest of 3 Main Galleries in Museum’s New Building Dedicated to the History of the Island

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

The Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building of the Catalina Island Museum represents a significant improvement over the museum`s current facility.

 

Museum Announces Two Comedies for the 2016 Silent Film Benefit

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd films to share the screen.

 

Sell-Out Crowd Attends Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit

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A record-breaking crowd filled the Avalon Casino Theatre for the museum`s Silent Film Benefit - a first in the 28-year history of the event.

 

Catalina Island Museum’s Fundraiser to Feature an Orchestra of Southern California’s Most Talented Musicians

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Experience the unique opportunity to view the original 1925 version of The Phantom of the Opera in the Avalon Casino Theatre with live musical accompaniment at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 16th.

 

`Phantom` Fun on Catalina Island

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Watch the 1925 classic in the gorgeous 1929 Avalon Casino Theatre. "The Phantom of the Opera" haunts the 1929 Avalon Casino Theatre on Catalina Island on May 16. Why? It`s the Silent Film Benefit for the Catalina Island Museum.

 

Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit to Screen The Phantom of the Opera

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A rare opportunity to see the original "Phantom of the Opera" with live musical accompaniment by a 30-piece orchestra, soprano vocalist and an organist in the historic Avalon Casino Theatre.

 

The Filming of Mutiny on the Bounty Featured in Museum`s New Exhibition

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

"Mutiny on the Bounty" remains one of the most ambitious movies ever filmed on Catalina Island. However, its success did not come without a price.

 

Museum Silent Film Benefit Celebrates the 90th Anniversary of The Phantom of the Opera

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

"The Phantom of the Opera" is listed by many historians as "one of the ten greatest films ever made." This year marks the 90th anniversary of its release in 1925.

 

Construction of the Catalina Island Museum`s New Home Progressing Steadily

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The construction of the Catalina Island Museum’s new home, the "Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building" marks the most important building project on the island in over 80 years.

 

Internationally Acclaimed Soprano Lisa Vroman Talks About Upcoming Performance for the Museum`s Silent Film Benefit

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

Experience the unique opportunity to view the original 1925 version of The Phantom of the Opera in the Avalon Casino Theatre with live musical accompaniment by a 30-piece symphony orchestra, a soprano vocalist and organist at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May

 

New Museum Exhibition Explores Why Hollywood`s Elite Flocked to Catalina Island During the 1930s and 40s

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Experience Catalina Island’s heyday of the 1930s and 40s at the latest exhibition of the Catalina Island Museum: Escape to Catalina: Hollywood’s Biggest Stars on Catalina Island.

 

Grammy Award Winner Richard Kaufman Talks About Returning to Avalon for this Year`s Silent Film Benefit

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

The Catalina Island Museum presents a very rare opportunity to experience The Phantom of the Opera with a 30-piece symphony orchestra led by Grammy Award-winning conductor Richard Kaufman.

 

A 30-Piece Symphony Orchestra to Perform the Original Phantom of the Opera Musical Score at the Museum`s Silent Film Benefit

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

Experience the unique opportunity to view the original 1925 version of "The Phantom of the Opera" in the Avalon Casino Theatre with live musical accompaniment by a 30-piece symphony orchestra, a soprano vocalist and organist.

 

Renowned Organist Dennis James to Perform at the Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

One of the most respected cinema organists in the world, James recently sat down with the Catalina Island Museum to discuss his career and the upcoming performance of The Phantom of the Opera for the museum’s annual Silent Film Benefit.

 

The Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit Presents “The Man of a Thousand Faces” in “Phantom of the Opera”

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The Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit presents Lon Chaney in his most famous and horrifying role as Erik, the Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House.

 

Special Visit to the Avalon High School Music Class by the Stanford Symphony Orchestra Has Lasting Impact on Students

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

Prior to the annual Catalina Island Museum Holiday Symphony Concert, conductor Anna Wittstruck and the full ensemble of the Stanford Symphony Orchestra visited the Avalon High School music class.

 

Catalina Island Museum Announces the Addition of Organist Dennis James for its Annual Silent Film Benefit

THE CATALINA ISLANDER

Dennis James is recognized as one of the most highly rated cinema organists in the world. He will provide live musical accompaniment for "The Phantom of the Opera" along with a 30-piece symphony orchestra and a soprano vocalist.

 

Internationally Acclaimed Soprano Lisa Vroman to Perform During the Museum`s Silent Film Benefit

AVALON BAY NEWS

For the very first time in the history of the Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit, a soprano vocalist will accompany the feature film along with a 30-piece symphony orchestra.