Avalon Ballroom

Avalon Ballroom
1268 Sutter St & Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA

One of a thirties chain of old swing ballrooms upstairs in a building built in 1911
called the Puckett Academy of Dance. It had an L-shaped balcony, gilded booths, and columns. Red flocked wallpaper and a lot of mirrors, with the stage in the far diagonal from the door. Like a music hall with a sprung wooden dance floor.

Belonged to John Wooley, leased to Chet Helms.

First show 22 April 1966.

Now it is a multi-movie house.