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Catalina Island Casino

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Address: 1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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The iconic Catalina Casino epitomizes everything glamorous about Santa...

The iconic Catalina Casino epitomizes everything glamorous about Santa Catalina Island.On the lower level the building features extraordinary Art Deco murals and a classic 1929 pipe organ inside the Avalon Theatre, which still shows movies on its massive screen.The top level of this 12 story high architectural wonder features the beautiful, world-famous Casino Ballroom, a masterpiece of design and a long-standing venue for the world’s best musical performers and big bands. It is also a popular venue for weddings and special events. The only access to the building is through an exclusive Casino Tour offered through Discovery Tours. Once on the tour you’ll soon understand why many call this the most romantic place in Catalina.

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Love going to the cinema at the Casino! Love the Casino!

Love going to the cinema at the Casino! Wife and I go every time we are in Avalon! No matter the movie! The Organ concert is a gas.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love going to the cinema at the Casino! Wife and I go every time we are in Avalon! No matter the movie! The Organ concert is a gas.

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Concord, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the behind the scenes tour. The theater is incredible; the black walnut panels in the waiting area are magnificent. you don't see that type of craftsmanship anymore. The theater decor is delightful. Hard to imagine someone painting those walls. The ballroom is likewise magnificent. Art Deco in the best sense and well preserved. A truly enjoyable tour. When... More 

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Haddam, CT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful building! And I'm sure if those walls could talk ... Frankie From Avalon is quite a character and very knowledgeable tour guide. We took the 40 minute tour and really enjoyed seeing the movie theater (amazing) and the grand ballroom. It is a short walk from town (plenty of benches along the way if you need to... More 

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Sparks, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth while going to see. Great tour guide. We did both tours. I like the behind the scenes for the best. It is quite warm inside and beautiful. The ballroom that they had for dancing were they had up to 6,000 people on the time is incredible. Acoustics is great the whole Casino. Archer guide actually some choice to demonstrate... More 

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Nineveh, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The presentation and film are amazing...do not miss. The building itself is a sight to behold and the history is so fun!!!

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Ridgecrest, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is both eerie and beautiful at the same time. The views from the top are amazing but it is quite a walk for anybody who isn't used to walking for very long. When I got to the ballroom it took everything in me not to run to the middle and the "Sound of Music" twirl because it is... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super cool building! The interior is art deco, very retro. Prior to the movie, there is an organist playing on only 1 of 3 in the world. The seats though... not so comfy 😆 Our rear ends we're glad when the movie was finished. Great movie, btw.

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Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love the tiles all around the "malecon" is such a lovely place to visit over and over ! I love to go fishing !

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

Contrary to popular belief, this is not an actual casino where any types of gambling. It is actually a movie theater, concert hall, multipurpose sort of venue.

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Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

The Catalina Island Casino houses the first-ever theater for motion pictures with sound plus one of the country's biggest dance floors! The architecture is a marvel and boasts stunning artwork and decorative features throughout the casino, which was never home to gamblers. The "Discover the Casino" tour was 40 minutes -- look for the 2-for-1 coupon from local vendors. And... More 

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