One day each year, the Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit offers a rare and authentic 1920s cinema experience in the historic Avalon Casino Theatre. This year's film is Terror Island (1920).
Harry Houdini stars as an inventor who travels to the South Seas, where there is buried treasure belonging to a girl. The girl's father is being held captive by cannibals until she returns a pearl that belongs to one of their idols. Terror Island was filmed on Santa Catalina Island.
Award-winning composer, sound designer, and friend of the Louise Brooks Society, Michael Mortilla, and a group of the very best musicians in the nation will provide the live orchestral accompaniment. The group will perform an original score written by Mortilla.
This year's event also features an art auction and a member's only pre-performance magic show. More details to come. Period dress is encouraged.
Make it a Roaring Twenties Weekend: The Art Deco Society of Los Angeles hosts the annual Avalon Ball on Saturday, May 19th at 6:00 pm in the historic Casino Ballroom. Attend our Silent Film Benefit in the afternoon and then dance the night away to Big Band music! Click HERE for more info.