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Catalina Island Casino

1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 877-778-8322
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The iconic Catalina Casino epitomizes everything glamorous about Santa Catalina Island. On the lower level the building features extraordinary Art Deco murals and a classic 1929 pipe organ inside the Avalon Theatre, which still shows movies on its massive screen.The top level of this 12 story high architectural wonder features the beautiful, world-famous Casino Ballroom, a masterpiece of design and a long-standing venue for the world’s best musical performers and big bands. It is also a popular venue for weddings and special events. The only access to the building is through an exclusive Casino Tour offered through Discovery Tours. Once on the tour you’ll soon understand why many call this the most romantic place in Catalina.
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1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 877-778-8322
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you love history you will love this place! The tour is $14 a person and there is also another behind the scenes tour which is more but I think totally worth it!

Thank Ellen V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful theatre, wishing i was born a hundred years ago, or at least 50. Seems like an amazing venue for special events if it was supported for such

Thank 639499LizW330
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although it is an historical site, I was bored shortly after paying the entry fee. It's not easy being old and ADHD!

Thank wavslide J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of history on this tour of the entire building. Very worthwhile and we had an excellent guide for hte 1.5 hours or so. This gathering place goes back to the 1920s and thru the 1950s had many big bands, hollywood celebs and more. On...More

Thank 6sandy6
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely unique architecture and wonderful history of the Wrigley family and their love of the island. A great guided tour really enjoyable.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding views of Avalon harbor and the jazz sessions are fantastic.This festival is celebrating 30 years and it is highly recommended for smooth jazz fans.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful venue but man please install elevators..youll be out of breath after a 6 stage ramp..but the concert and service was well worth it.

Thank Bobby B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The history is fascinating and the venue is amazing. Plan to spend some time though... it's pretty thorough.

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have time, take the behind the scene tour. Paul have us a wonderful tour of the casino including the back stage, the private screening room and the projection room. Another local who graciously answered all of our questions. The ball room is a...More

Thank PSpencerCSmith
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the hour long tour. It is a very beautiful building (not the type of casino that has gambling, they explain the real meaning of the word casino on the tour). Good views of the island on top where they stop last and let you...More

Thank Rebecca H
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19 October 2017|
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Response from CatalinaSCICo | Property representative |
The Casino Theatre is open year round. We show movies nightly at 7:30 pm. We are currently working on a small restoration project in the theatre, but the theatre is still open. We will occasionally close the theatre for a... More
20 September 2016|
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Response from SMOgal | Reviewed this property |
Check the Catalina website for current events.
29 March 2016|
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Response from Steven J | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, Wrigley engineered it like a baseball stadium with a ramp style structure to get up to the ball room which was very state of the art to move the thousands of guest in and out of the theatre and ballroom which... More