1735 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028
The Avalon is one of Hollywood's most historic landmarks. Opened in 1927 as a stage theatre, the Spanish colonial revival building became the home for CBS radio broadcasts in the 1940s. The 1950s brought television and icons like Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis, Judy Garland and Bing Crosby to the famous stage. In the 1960s the venue was renamed the Hollywood Palace and hosted the likes of The Beatles, Fred Astaire, Jimmy Durante and Merv Griffin's iconic talk show. In 1978 after an intensive remodel, the building reopened as The Palace, a concert venue and night club designed as a West Coast version New York's Studio 54. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s the venue served as hotbed for the rising musical acts and DJs until it was purchased by its current owners in 2002. Renamed Avalon Hollywood, the venue currently hosts awards show parties, movie premiere events and concerts several times a week.