Monday, July 9, 2018

Catalina Island Museum will screen 'Death Defying Acts' on July 18

The Catalina Island Museum will screen the 2008 movie Death Defying Acts starring Guy Pearce and Catherine Zeta-Jones in their outdoor amphitheater on Wednesday, July 18. Here are details:

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Movies at the Museum
Death Defying Acts (2008)
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (film begins at dusk) 
This annual summer program takes advantage of our outdoor amphitheater and Avalon's beautiful summer nights. Catalina Island and magic are the main themes for this summer's film series. In Death Defying Acts, Guy Pearce stars as Harry Houdini who is on a tour of Britain in 1926. He enters into a passionate affair with a Scottish psychic, played by Catherine Zeta-Jones, who is out to con the famous magician. (Death Defying Acts is rated PG.) 
Click for tickets and more information.

Don't forget that your ticket gives you access to Houdini: Terror on the Magic Isle, an exhibit devoted entirely to Houdini's 1920 movie, Terror Island, which was largely filmed on Catalina. The exhibition runs through October 7 and is a must see!

For more information and upcoming events visit the Catalina Island Museum website or Facebook.



  1. Had the great pleasure of lecturing both Pearce and Zeta-Jones on Houdini, in the pre-production phase. Yes, I even managed to hold her hand. No, I didn't wash for a week!

  2. Released 10 years ago today, btw.