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The Magic Castle

Address: 7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Central L.A)
Phone Number: 323-851-3313
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Ranked #15 of 310 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Dinner Theaters, Cultural
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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Type: Dinner Theaters, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities

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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Where else can you go to see upfront magic tricks performed right in front of your eyes with either brunch or dinner served to you?

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Ah, the Magic Castle. The name is not an exaggeration - it literally is a castle, filled with magic. The rules have changed a bit over the years in terms of the exclusivity, but the best way to get in is if you know a magician who performs there and can get you on the guest list. That way you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

I received four guest passes so I gathered up some friends and went to the Castle for a night of magic. We parked the car then went to the bar to get some drinks. In the bar was a piano that played all by itself, that was interesting and it really set the mood for the rest of the night.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is once again a place that is good for "show" not food. The service is ok but take the kids or a very tourist minded relative and they will love it!

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Los Angeles, California
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31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Everyone should visit The Magic Castle once, which you'll find is enough, but it's a Hollywood institution. It's been featured in so many tv shows and movies from the seventies and eighties that it feels as though it's stuck in time. To me, that's a good thing. Enjoy dinner, walk around the cool space, and watch a magic show...it's a... More 

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los angeles, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were truly impressed by the landmark, entertainment, as well as the food! We thought a place like this would probably have less than palatable food, but we were all impressed. The acts were close up and humorous, we loved it. Dress to impress and have a good time!

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Los Angeles, California
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I had the fortune of snagging an invite to The Magic Castle when I was managing a team of recruiters back in 2007. One of the gentlemen that we placed in a great new job, invited our team to join him for dinner and we were IN! You can tell this place is pretty unique just from driving up in... More 

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Torrance, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is truly a magical place. There is something going on in every room. The piano that could play any song you mention was fascinating. We took our son there for his birthday and he had the time of his life. He even got to go on stage with one of the magicians!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Four of us went for dinner to the Magic Castle last night. The venue was great, the food and drinks were great and the magic was awesome. I had always wanted to visit the Magic Castle but I never knew anyone who was a member until recently. A new friend who is a member, gave us a guest pass. We... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The shows were jaw dropping and amazing. It was such a wonderful experience and the history of the place is very interesting.

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