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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 389 Attractions in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Dinner Theaters
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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Deerfield, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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109 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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43 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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Santa Ynez, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have been to the Magic Castle twice over the past 30 years (spoiler alert... it has not changed!). The first time I visited, it was with family and I recall that we had a great time. This time, I took several employees to the Magic Castle while we were in LA on business, and we had a blast! The... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were greeted with smiles and glasses of lemonade as we arrived. Nick (concierge) couldn't have been more friendly or helpful, explaining the hotel and amenities. Gave us a map and recommended places for us out-of-towners. Free snacks, 24hr warm pool, great suite, free laundry, breakfast incl. already planning a return trip!

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