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“Take the time to see” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Catalina Island Casino Ballroom

Catalina Island Casino Ballroom
1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310 510 2000
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Ranked #11 of 63 Activities in Avalon
Type: Historic Sites, Theaters, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
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Owner description: Few words can describe the ambiance of the Catalina Casino: it epitomizes everything glamorous and romantic about Catalina Island. The one-of-a-kind venue is simply stunning inside, outside, and all around. If the meticulously decorated walls could talk, they’d tell countless stories of romance and celebration gathered from decades of memorable events. The immense, Deco-themed ballroom is large enough to contain weddings, large meetings or lectures or musical events. The Casino has retained its signature lavish style: a stunning medley of rose-hued walls, an arching, 50-foot ceiling with five Tiffany chandeliers, an elevated stage, raised seating areas surrounding the wooden dance floor, and a vintage full-service bar anchoring the back. A sweeping veranda surrounds the ballroom with stunning 360-degree views of Avalon Bay.
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“Take the time to see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

This place host a lot of functions and is just fun to think how old it is. All over Catalina island you will see the old tile and art deco but this place has it all.

Visited February 2013
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Burbank, California
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“The View from the Top”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

This building is just beautiful. The Art Deco murals alone are worth the stop, but take the indoor tour and in spite of the steep ramp to the Ballroom at the top is worth the difficult climb. If you can, stay for the movie that runs at 7:30 every evening. If you are staying in town, the walk back from the theater will be quite pleasant.

Visited December 2012
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Tucson, AZ
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“Catalina Island Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Located in the Casino - very small - only takes about 1/2 hour to see the whole thing. Very small giftshop. Interesting video plays continuously with famous island visitors and events on the island.

Visited February 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Beautiful building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We took the quick inexpensive tour and were able to see the theatre and ballroom. Both have beautiful art deco decor and it was a fun little tour.

Visited January 2013
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Lehi, Utah
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“Iconic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

What an amazing facility! Loved the opportunity to be backstage and see the original workings of the theatre--original projectors, the stage area, the Wrigleys private area, etc. The theatre itself is just such a treat--and it is so well maintained. The ballroom upstairs is fantastic. I wish we had been allowed more time to take pictures outside on the balcony surrounding it. That was my only complaint--we were kind of rushed when we went outside, and the views from there were great.

Visited January 2013
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