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Catalina Island Museum Celebrates National Museum Day with Free Admission

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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 Museum’s 2nd Annual Holiday Symphony Concert

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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

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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

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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

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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 Museum’s Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building Can Be Compared to that of the Casino Building

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The museum’s 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 Avalon’s Tuna Club to Benefit the Catalina Island Museum - Limited Tickets Available -

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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!

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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

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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 Museum’s Screening of “A Hard Day’s Night”

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Immediately following the screening of "A Hard Day`s Night,", Pattie Boyd has agreed to a rare interview with the museum’s 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

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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 museum’s construction project.”

 

Museum`s Executive Director Talks About the Significance of the Screening of A Hard Day`s Night on July 6

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Don’t miss this rare screening of A Hard Day’s Night, followed by a book signing and live interview with Pattie Boyd, in which she will share her memories and first-hand experience of the Beatles during the height of Beatlemania.

 

Fighting Chance to Kick Off the 3rd Annual Museum Fourth of July Music Festival

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Fighting Chance has been performing on Catalina Island since 2007. Their fan base grows with every show. Don`t miss them at this year`s Catalina Island Museum Fourth of July Music Festival at 4:00 pm on Casino Point.

 

Rare Interview and Book Signing with Pattie Boyd to Follow Museum`s Screening of A Hard Day`s Night

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Pattie Boyd`s book, "Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Me," debuted at the top of the New York Times Best Seller list. Following the screening of the classic film and her interview, Ms. Boyd will sign copies of her book.

 

Museum`s Fourth of July Music Festival to Feature One of the Island`s Favorite Bands: Something

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Island favorite, Something, does not take themselves too seriously. However, their musical talent cannot be dismissed.

 

Catalina Island Museum to Screen “A Hard Day’s Night” – Its Director is Commonly Referred to as the ‘Man Who Invented the Music Video’

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Known for his work with Peter Sellers, Richard Lester was chosen to direct the Fab Four in their first film, "A Hard Day`s Night." He would go on to direct the group`s second film, "Help!" and the acclaimed Superman movies of the 1980s.

 

The Mudbugs Cajun and Zydeco Band to Perform in California for the Very First Time at the Catalina Island Museum Fourth of July Music Festival

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In its third year, the Catalina Island Museum Fourth of July Music Festival has proven to be the best place to enjoy the holiday with family and friends.

 

The Catalina Island Museum and Fans Around the World Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles Arrival in America

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Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the movie`s London premiere, the Catalina Island Museum has arranged for a special appearance by Pattie Boyd, who had a role in the film and later married the Fab Four`s George Harrison.