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The Magic Castle

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Address: 7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone Number: 323-851-3313
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In this day of homogenous entertainment, something truly unique!

We were introduced to the Magic Castle by a friend and amateur magician who is a member. It is set in a lovely old mansion built in the early 1900s that has been preserved and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Bonnie G
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Phoenix, Arizona

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Rancho Bernardo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We went with an organized bus tour for a Saturday brunch and magic shows. The entire experience felt kind of rushed, chaotic and underwhelming, but I'm glad I can say I've been there. A must-do for magic fans. PROS: ~A unique 'LA' experience. ~If you've never seen magic shows, you'll probably be amazed! ~The main magic show was EXCELLENT but... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were introduced to the Magic Castle by a friend and amateur magician who is a member. It is set in a lovely old mansion built in the early 1900s that has been preserved and turned into a semi-private club for magicians and their friends. There are 3 separate bars, a great restaurant, several small auditoriums for different styles of... More 

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Drummoyne, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Wow! No budding magicians in our family and not a lot of time in LA, so we were a little undecided about giving up a day at Disneyland to go to The Magic Castle, and are so glad we did. Entralling and truly intimate and entertaining shows, a wonderful buffet brunch and an amazing place. It is possibly one of... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Magic Castle is the private clubhouse for the Academy of Magical Arts and currently boasts over 5,000 of the world's greatest magicians and performers as members. As soon as I first learned about this exclusive club, I set out trying to score a guest pass from a member (you can read more about how I did that and our... More 

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Anaheim, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Even though I'm not a huge fan of magic, or the cheesiness that entails with the slip of the hand, abracadabra type entertainment, this place is fun and should be visited at least once. - First off, adults only, and there is a formal dress code. Coat and tie, Dresses or formal pant suit. Its outlined on their web site,... More 

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Malibu, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

If you enjoy magic, in particular near field Magic, this is a very fun evening. Food is buffet style and fine. Originally, I went with a Member but you can make reservations and go as couple, small group or family. I believe they are also booking group events there now. It's worth a visit and a unique, Hollywood experience. Have... More 

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Vegas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I'd like to give the Magic Castle the benefit of the doubt...maybe it was a particularly off night...but the experience I had there was so weird it seemed like a joke. Arrogant parking attendants who were not happy that their hanging out and chattering had been interrupted. No direction from anyone how to enter the building itself. A disinterested staff... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Delicious dinner buffet served while being entertained by two amazing magicians is how the evening started. During our visit we enjoyed several magic shows as well as a tour of this incredible property. An experience I will never forget!

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Whether you are a member or not, you need to plan ahead for a dinner and evening of magic shows at this Hollywood institution. The food is first rate and the magic shows are almost always outstanding. The close up magic is particularly amazing so don't miss out on seeing close up what the black arts can do. Be sure... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

over 50 years ago before this was called the magic castle, on a bike ride thru hollywood i walked up the step to this original odeserted victorian. i heard a voice say hello im houdini, some day you will be a great magician, then he stated a a seance i gave at the ravens wood with pat culliton and vincent... More 

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Additional Information about The Magic Castle

Address: 7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone Number: 323-851-3313
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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