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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“minute tour” (41 reviews)
“art deco” (51 reviews)
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1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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"behind the scenes"
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"minute tour"
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"art deco"
in 51 reviews
"beautiful building"
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"movie theater"
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"catalina island"
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"dance hall"
in 12 reviews
"grand ballroom"
in 16 reviews
"gathering place"
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"backstage tour"
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"lots of history"
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"pipe organ"
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"step back in time"
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"great tour"
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"ball room"
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"longer tour"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although only 45 mins, this was a fantastic tour and our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He explained the entire history of the building and we toured the theatre and ballroom. Well worth the ticket price, highly recommend.

Thank mrstats69
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure to take the behind the scenes tour with Frankie of Avalon. The casino is a beautiful building with lots of history. Wonderful acoustics and magnificent theater and ballroom. A must see while in Catalina

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m very glad a went on this tour! Very informative and very neat seeing an old theater with so much detail and art. I will definitely be paying to see a movie here now that I’ve been on the tour. Tour guide was funny!

Thank Travis L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a gambling den! It has a beautifully decorated movie theater downstairs and upstairs a huge ballroom with fantastic views. We took the tour (45 minutes - 1 hour) and were entertained by Frankie. He was very knowledgeable about the casino. We did not do...More

Thank frugalshopper
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing Art Deco architecture. All original dark wood lighting. THe movie theatre acoustics are bar none and still has the original theatre organ installed. They have silent movie night once a month. Home of a 5,000+ Sq feet wood dance floor contructed in the 1920...More

Thank Randy D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am a Los Angeles girl and not until today had I seen the inside of the Avalon casino. Breathtaking!! The theater, with Old Hollywood art/curtain/acoustics and twinkling celling stars was a wonderful view of the glamourous days. The ballroom and circular wooden dance floor...More

1  Thank JungleJt
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Prepare to be stunned by the early-20th-century ornateness of the movie theater in this casino. The maritime-themed murals. The intricate lighting, evoking stars in the heavens. Yes, the seats are a stiff throwback and lack modern conveniences like cupholders, but what do you expect when...More

Thank William M
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

No casino but lots of history. Beautiful 1920s style movie theater and great views from the dance floor.

Thank ECTravelerW
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Tour guide Rebecca was very informative, entertaining and engaging. This is a must see in Avalon. Very interesting history and beautiful Art Deco murals and architecture.

Thank David E
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Didn't get a chance to go inside but the outside is beautiful. I plan to go do the night tour one day.

Thank yay83
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Suzie623
18 December 2017|
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Response from diannkay | Reviewed this property |
Don’t think so, but food outside vendor
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Suzie623
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
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maiedell
20 September 2016|
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Response from SMOgal | Reviewed this property |
Check the Catalina website for current events.
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