$75 for a Full Weekend Pass to Catalina Film Festival in Avalon ($150 Value)

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An entire day of fun
Annette T. · December 15, 2015

What You'll Get


A movie theater is like a middle-school dance: the lights are dim, there's not much talking, and it's an acceptable place to cry in public. Make a date with this Groupon.

$75 for Full Weekend Pass ($150 Value)

With a full weekend pass, cineastes enjoy access to all film screenings and panels at the festival for the duration of the weekend. This includes the Friday-night red-carpet event and party, during which Stan Lee (creator of Spider-Man) will receive the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation's Great Communicator award. Passes also include access to red-carpet celebrity arrivals, sponsored parties, a gala event with sponsored food and drinks, a Saturday-night Cinco de Mayo party, and the festival's wrap party and award presentations on closing night. Formal attire is required for Friday-night festivities, but the remainder of the weekend calls simply for casual clothes. See the full schedule here.

Catalina Film Festival

Azure waters lap the shores of Catalina Island, a picturesque setting a mere 22 miles from Los Angeles, but one that feels worlds away. Here, as the lights dim and the curtains retract from the silver screen, cinephiles and the stars of Tinseltown convene to revel in the magic of the movies. Now in its 100th year, the Catalina Film Festival invokes this transcendent cinematic experience with screenings of more than 75 films, ranging from animation and documentaries to student films and features. These stories light up screens across the island, including that of the historic Avalon Theatre, a 1,200-seat art-deco structure remarkable for being the world’s first sound theater and Orson Welles’ favorite place to take a nap.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires May 7, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Must be 18 or older. Extra fee for ferry transport. Extra $7 for The Avengers, which is not included with this Groupon. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Catalina Film Festival


Azure waters lap the shores of Catalina Island, a picturesque setting a mere 22 miles from Los Angeles, but one that feels worlds away. Here, as the lights dim and the curtains retract from the silver screen, cinephiles and the stars of Hollywood convene to revel in the magic of the movies. William H. Macy, Rosario Dawson, Nicolas Cage, and the late Wes Craven are just a few of the marquee names that have graced the festival in years past.

Now more than a century old, the Catalina Film Festival invokes this transcendent cinematic experience with dozens and dozens of screenings, ranging from animation and documentaries to student films and features. These stories light up screens throughout the island, including that of the historic Avalon Theatre, a 1,200-seat art-deco structure remarkable for being the world’s first sound theater and Orson Welles’ favorite place to take a nap. Nightly parties and galas, expert panels, and even the occasional treasure hunt all culminate in the final evening's award ceremony.

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