The Avalon gets a starring role in Taylor Hackford's "Against All Odds" (Columbia, 1984) as Jake's Palace, a nightclub owned by James Woods. The film also stars Jeff Bridges and Rachel Ward.
James Woods at the bar at the back of the main floor of Jake's Palace.
A shot at the main floor bar.
A look up the main lobby stairs in "Against All Odds." This entrance
into the auditorium from the landing is a recent modification.
A view supposedly from Woods' office looking down onto the stage.
A street view of the Avalon as Jake's Palace in "Against All Odds."
Another street view from the film.
The building, at 1735 Vine St., opened in 1927 as a legit theatre called the Hollywood Playhouse. Later, among other names, it was a TV studio called the Hollywood Palace. It's now a music club called the Avalon. See the Hollywood Playhouse page on the Los Angeles Theatres website for more history and many photos.