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Address: 1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310-510-8687
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Activities: Group tours/day tour, Dancing
Description: 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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We watched a movie in the Casino. The theater is very old and historic. Before the movie begins and organist plays live music from an old organ at the foot of the stage. Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Paso Robles, CA
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Paso Robles, CA
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We watched a movie in the Casino. The theater is very old and historic. Before the movie begins and organist plays live music from an old organ at the foot of the stage. Very interesting architecture. The theater has a seating capacity of 1100 people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Rebecca led us on the Experience tour on 6/30/15, and it was very enjoyable. She moved us along quickly so that we could fit a lot into the 30 minute tour. She was knowledgeable and friendly, and even treated us to a dance and a song!

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Clarkston, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Not a casino as in gambling. Simply a building in the round. It has lots of history and I have enjoyed seeing it a couple of times.

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Bellflower, California, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have visited the Casino on Catalina Island many times and having just been there a day ago I decided to finally review this attraction. First of all the word "Casino" means gathering place in Italian. This casino has always only been a place of gathering, there was never any gambling at this venue. The casino boasts a 6000 person... More 

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El Monte, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

You learn a lot about Catalina on this tour Was really fun to see the big ball room at the top of the casino. Also the theatre is so pretty.

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Apple Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This was our first trip to Catalina Island. I had seen pictures of the exterior of the Casino for years. When I was very young I pictured the Casinos of Monaco, with ladies dressed in their finest, and gentlemen in White tuxedos, drinking their vodka martinis (shaken not stirred). I was completely disappointed, turns out it’s a theater. Sorry Bond,... More 

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Savannah area, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We saw a movie on a Sunday night and really enjoyed the organ concert that preceded our showing and the theater is just really spectacularly decorated. Since we didn't have time to take a tour, seeing a movie was great way to experience the casino.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This building is pretty cool, but what makes it a "must see" is the role it played in the development of Catalina Island. We were staying overnight, so we went to the movie showing in the theater that evening. We went early to enjoy the pre-show organ concert and study the amazing murals painted around the huge theater. The next... More 

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Diamond Bar, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We've been going to Catalina for many years and have always enjoyed seeing all the sites. One of the most beautiful and definitely one of the oldest places of architecture on the island is the Casino. It houses the theater on the main floor as well as the museum which is on the outside. The theater has gorgeous, hand-carved, wooden... More 

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great tour of an historic, beautiful building that is not a casino. Single tour available or combine with movie night to view. Upstairs ballroom was used in the big band days for dances. The movie theatre is amazing.

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Address: Address: 1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310-510-8687
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon

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