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Catalina Casino, Avalon Bay
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1957
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The twelve-story Catalina Casino, a focal point of Santa Catalina Island entertainment since it opened in 1929, is surrounded by the sea on three sides and is visible at the edge of the bay on the right along with several boats and a large ship. Although The Casino is an icon of Catalina and Avalon, there isn't any actual gambling allowed. The stunning Art Deco building stands at 140 feet tall and contains the world's largest circular ballroom with a 180-foot diameter dance floor as well as a beautiful movie theater. The Casino hosts most of Catalina's major indoor events, including the annual New Year's Eve Celebration, and the Catalina Island Jazz Festival.
View of Avalon Bay and the Catalina Casino, located at 1 Casino Way on Santa Catalina Island. Various structures, such as piers, residences, restaurants, and stores, are seen throughout the city of Avalon on the left.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Santa Catalina Island-Avalon Bay.; S-002-337.4 4x5 (Additional print)
Catalina Casino
Art deco (Architecture)--California--Santa Catalina Island
Boats and boating--California--Santa Catalina Island
Buildings--California--Santa Catalina Island
Bays--California--Santa Catalina Island
Santa Catalina Island (Calif.)
Avalon (Calif.)

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