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Age Limit

Thursday TigerHeat: 18+

Friday CONTROL: 19+

Saturday AVALON: 21+

Door Times

Thursday TigerHeat: 10:00PM

Friday CONTROL: 9:30PM

Saturday AVALON: 10:00PM

Identification

A valid Government Issued ID is required for admittance to all events.  Accepted Forms of Identification are limited to the following: State Issued Driver’s License or ID Card, (note that out of state IDs may not be accepted if their validity cannot be verified), Government Issued Military ID, Government Issued Passport.  Please note that copies of any of the above will not be accepted, and temporary driver’s licenses will not be accepted.

Tickets

You can purchase pre-sale tickets for our events through our website. We sell tickets at the door for our events. Our box office opens for ticket sales when doors open for the event. Ticket prices vary by event.

Dress Code

Upscale casual.  No beach clothing, shorts, sandals, tank tops, sporting attire or baseball hats. Management reserves the right to make all final dress code decisions and can refuse entry for any reason.

Mosh Pits

AVALON does not condone or tolerate Mosh Pits. Anyone found to be instigating or participating in a Mosh Pit will be subject to eviction from the venue.

Intoxicated Guests

Any guest arriving in an intoxicated state will be refused entry regardless of ticket purchase. Management reserves the right to make all final decisions regarding guest intoxication and can refuse service to anyone for any reason.

Party Buses

No party buses are allowed to drop off or pick up at AVALON.  All party bus guests will be refused entry regardless of ticket purchase.

Parking

There is a paid parking lot next to AVALON and one across the street next to Capitol Records. If you find a spot on the street at a parking meter be sure to read the signs before heading into the club.

CHEAPER PARKING OPTIONS
There are $10 parking lots at 1800 Vine (entrance on Yucca) and 6223 Selma (on Selma between Argyle and El Centro).

History

AVALON is one of Hollywood’s most historic landmarks. From The Beatles first West Coast performance in 1964 to ABC’s hit television variety show The Hollywood Palace to Sasha’s first West Coast DJ residency, the theater at Hollywood & Vine has been a show business epicenter since opening in 1927.

1920 - 1950

1735 Vine St. opened its doors for the very first time on January 24, 1927, known then as The Hollywood Playhouse. The venue featured traveling shows, bringing in some of the biggest stars from Broadway to perform at the newly-opened theater. After a successful run of shows in the 1920s, the building was renamed to The WPA Federal Theatre and was used for government-sponsored programs throughout the Great Depression. Following this, the building was renamed once again to The El Capitan Theatre in the 1940s and used by CBS to broadcast their network radio shows, as well as hosting a burlesque variety show called Ken Murray’s Blackouts.

1950 - 1960

In the 1950s, The El Capitan Theatre was converted from a live playhouse into a television studio. Over the course of the decade, the theatre brought icons like Bob Hope, Judy Garland, and Bing Crosby to the stage, as well as playing home to television programs The Colgate Comedy Hour and This Is Your Life. On September 23, 1952, Richard Nixon delivered his famous “Checkers Speech”. The theatre was briefly renamed to The Jerry Lewis Theatre while Jerry hosted his weekly Saturday night television program there.

1960 - 1970

Proceeding the termination of Jerry Lewis’ weekly program, the historic building at 1735 was renamed once again to The Hollywood Palace. ABC created a new variety show at the theatre and featured notable guest hosts like Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Judy Garland, and Joan Crawford. Many notable musical acts got their start on the show, including The Rolling Stones and The Jackson 5. The show, titled The Hollywood Palace Variety Show, was very successful and ran for 7 years, ending in 1970.

1970 - 1980

Throughout most of the 1970s, ABC chose to lease the building out to various entities to use as a television studio. In 1978, private business man Dennis Lidtke bought the building from ABC. Lidtke extensively restored the building into a concert venue and nightclub, shortening the name to The Palace. Audience seats were removed from the theatre and balcony seating was made accessible for the five-night-a-week mega dance club featuring the largest light and sound system in Los Angeles.

1980 - 1990

The Palace continued to gain notoriety throughout the 1970s and 1980s as the hottest nightclub in California, and was considered the West Coast version of the infamous Studio 54 nightclub. While the likes of Prince, Madonna, and the Rolling Stones were often seen celebrating at the club, it also became known as the epicenter of British Invasion, with first time US performances from Eurythmics, Culture Club, The Clash, Duran Duran, Erasure, Fine Young Cannibals, Madness and ABC.

1990 - 2000

During the 1990s, The Palace continued to be at the forefront of the evolving American rock scene. Notable artists like Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails, and The Beastie Boys performed at the venue, cementing it as a premier musical destination. During this time, The Palace also began to host a DJ night featuring the legendary Frankie Knuckles and Goldie.

2000 - Present

In September 2002, The Palace was bought by its current owners and became AVALON Hollywood. With an unrivaled sound and light system and an interior remodel, AVALON quickly became the must attend venue in Hollywood, hosting Rolling Stone Grammy parties, movie premier events, and concerts several times a week. AVALON also became a beacon for electronic music on the West Coast with ground-breaking residencies from the likes of Sasha, Matthew Dear, and Erick Morillo, as well as notable performances by Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Swedish House Mafia, Eric Prydz, Hot Since 82, Paul Oakenfold, and Fatboy Slim. Every Friday night, AVALON hosts the long-running club-night series known as CONTROL, and has seen superstar DJs like Skrillex, Porter Robinson, Wolfgang Gartner, and NERO grace the decks. Just recently, AVALON retro-fitted the entire venue with a brand new, top-of-the-line sound system featuring whopping 40” subwoofers, the largest ever installed in a club.

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