Avalon Silent Film Showcase: Double Feature

Avalon Silent Film Showcase: Double Feature

36th Annual Avalon Silent Film Showcase

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Doors for museum members open at 12:00 pm, doors for not-yet-members open at 12:30 pm

Program begins at 1:00 pm

Join us for one of the most authentic 1920s cinematic experiences offered today. Our annual Avalon Silent Film Showcase highlights the beautiful Avalon Casino Theatre built by William Wrigley Jr. in 1929. It was one of the first built for talking films and its acoustics were studied by the engineers for Radio City Music Hall. 

This year, we are excited to present a double feature: The White Shadow (1923) and Upstream (1927) with live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla (Composer/Piano) and Nicole Garcia (Violin/Percussion). New this year, we are excited to welcome legendary comedian Ron Lynch as our emcee. 

The White Shadow is Alfred Hitchcock's first film. Thought to be lost, the film turned up in 2011 in New Zealand. It was preserved and re-released in 2013 by the National Film Preservation Foundation.

Set in Paris, this film tells the story of a wild girl who becomes possessed by the soul of her twin sister who died to save her life.

Museum members $20, Not-yet-Members $25

Special Thanks to Our Title Sponsor


Make it a Roaring 20s Weekend

Spend that Saturday evening dancing the night away during the Avalon Ball put on by the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles. This is their 20th year and it is always a great way to experience the Casino Ballroom as it was originally intended. Click here for more details.

Date & Time

May 13, 2023 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


1 Casino Way, Casino Building, Avalon, CA 90704 View Map

Contact Information

Name: Kellie Costello

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