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Catalina Island Casino

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Address: 1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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The iconic Catalina Casino epitomizes everything glamorous about Santa...

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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Yes, take a Tour

We all have seen the Casino, but does anyone really know the history of it? Well after taking the tour I now know the history and I was amazed! Such a beautiful place and until... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
dwchatt33
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Huntington Beach, California
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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We all have seen the Casino, but does anyone really know the history of it? Well after taking the tour I now know the history and I was amazed! Such a beautiful place and until you are inside and up close you really don't know. Take one of the tours, they aren't that long but you will leave doing all... More 

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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not only is the Casino an grand structure, it's an ICON! We did the backstage tour with Rebecca and we were very impressed by the history of the building and all of its nostalgia. You really are taken back in time to an era that fancied dancing, music and art. Listening to Rebecca relaying the various "stars/celebrities" that walked through... More 

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Brea, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The theater is out of this world. Breath taking decoration. The organ concert before the movie was great fun. The silent movie we went to the next day, with orchestration was wonderful.

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Thank LindaSue1
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Casino tour is definitely worth the time even tho I know everyone wants to spend time outside. Our tour guide, Paul, was very knowledgeable. The casino is a real gem!!

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Thank patriciakS8458KN
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very nicely preserved theater at the base of the casino. This is the first theatre that showed talking movies. They only show 1 movie per month.

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El Cajon, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to the Catalina Island Casino thinking we were going to see a casino. You know where you can play on slot machines, Blackjack tables, and more. But surprise, there is no casino. This historical landmark that dates back to the late 1920's. If you go to Catalina Island you must take the Catalina Island Casino... More 

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Coronado, California, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First went to the casino theater to see Beauty and the Beast. It was a perfect film to see in this beautifully appointed theater. The next day we took a tour and saw the beauty on the outside of the building as well as the record-setting dance floor upstairs and the inside of the theater. I loved walking around the... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went here to see a movie. What a magnificent theatre! I felt like I had been transported to the 1920's. The murals, the seats, the entrance, the kind staff--it all made for a fun evening.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to Catalina Island you must take the Catalina Island Casino tour. This is not a gambling casino but rather a historical landmark that dates back to the late 1920's. It is a theatre, and a ballroom that was frequented by the big bands during that era. Our tour guide, Frankie, was very good! They have 2 tours... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The casino is beautiful. The Art Deco and woodwork is definitely worth your time to see. We recommend you take the behind the scene tour. We also enjoyed a movie and went early to enjoy the organ music. There is no gambling in this casino, it's more for the arts.

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