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The Magic Castle

7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Central L.A)
323-851-3313
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Ranked #24 of 390 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Dinner Theaters
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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Baltimore, Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We arrived early and attended many shows before an outstanding dinner. I strongly suggest plenty of time to attend the smaller shows. The main show was our least favorite and did not mind the wait to see some of the special rooms. The meal was fantastic and the service was exceptional. If you can get tickets a must see in... More

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Capistrano Beach, CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I've always LOVED coming here but this last time was different. More people, more commercial, and slightly tacky. The lights seemed a little brighter which, like at any club or restaurant, rarely reflects well on a place like this. Dinner is overpriced and average but that has always been the case. It used to be a treat to get a... More

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Deerfield, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I have wanted to go to the Magic Castle for years, but the only other time I was in the city, I did have an invite. I was able to gain entry this time by staying at the Magic Castle Hotel, next door. It was worth the wait! ( I disagree on the reviews that suggest it is too "pricey."... More

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Ontario, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Magic Castle is an exciting experience! It was wonderful to dress up and be around a very nicely dressed crowd. The magic acts at every turn were so fun! We had dinner reservations at 8 pm. We showed up at 6:30 and walked into three different magical acts that were so fascinating. The dinner was pricey but so, so... More

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Portland, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been to the magic castle on at least 6 different occasions. You must be invited by a member in order to gain entry and there is a strict formal dress code. It is such a fun experience! The food is good, but a bit on the pricey side. Definitely do have dinner as it guarantees you seating in... More

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San Clemente, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Was celebrating a friends 60th Birthday was fortunate not to be paying the bill! Food was good it is a historic place in LA need members invite to attend! If you like magic a must if you can find someone to sponsor you!

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Magic Castle is an exciting and magical experience for the entire family. The dinner was scrumptious, the magic shows were absolutely mind blowing! The first show in which you are given tickets to enter are the most exciting ones to attend - the others are great too. The entire night was absolutely fantastic and entertaining - I have absolutely... More

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Birmingham. UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We visited since we were guests at the wonderful Magic Castle Hotel and we love magic. It is a bit of an anachronistic club with a kind of Victorian feel I suppose that is the golden age of magic and general spookery. We went for the brunch which was pricey at $40 but a pretty good buffet with some excellent... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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138 reviews 138 reviews
109 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I always love coming to the castle. They really go all out to give you the full experience. Food is great. Shows are great. Wandering and exploring the castle feels like you really are lost in magic.

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Monrovia, California
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187 reviews 187 reviews
43 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There are a few ways to visit the Magic Castle. Know a corporate sponsor, and snag an invite. Or "friend" a magician. You can't just walk up and have the entrance doors magically open. That adds to the cachet. Everyone there is there as a guest of someone. Everyone obeys the dress code, which is jacket and tie for men,... More

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