‘Peter Pan' to Visit Catalina Island

The 1924 silent film will screen at the Avalon Casino Theatre.

PETER PAN AND ISLANDS... are a duo that most every fan of children's literature knows about, for the isle of Neverland is one of the best-known water-surrounded spots in all of bookdom. And while finding our way to Neverland nowadays might be a mite tricky (especially if one does not have the power to fly), locating a beautiful island nearby isn't quite as hard. And, nope, sticking one's arms out and flying to this island is not required but a trip on a boat is (though going by helicopter is another option). It's Catalina Island we speak of, and a certain Mr. Pan will be calling upon the Pacific-pretty destination in May, via the annual Silent Film Festival. He'll be on the screen, let us note, as the "film" in the name of the event suggests, and that screen will be showing the 1924 version of the J.M. Barrie tale (as the "silent" in the name reveals). If you know your cinematic "Peter Pan" versions, you'll definitely know that the 1924 movie was...

FILMED ON CATALINA ISLAND, making the place of the screening all the more meaningful. Many "Peter Pan" mavens and those who love the hilly, bison-beautiful island will be out for the Saturday, May 20, 2017 fundraiser, so alighting upon your ticket in advance is recommended. "Period dress is encouraged" for the Catalina Museum benefit, so whether you want to wear your best Tinkerbell wings or something that suits the 1920s, start dreaming sartorial dreams now. To see "Peter Pan" on an island feels a touch meta, and even magical, but when the opportunity comes along, well, you've got to fly with it.

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