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Catalina Island Casino Ballroom

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Address: 1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310 510 2000
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Few words can describe the ambiance of the Catalina Casino: it epitomizes...

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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The ballroom is only open for tours, however a few times a year they do have it open for dances. If you can experience this, book and go, I was not disappointed

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
snookiet
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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ballroom is only open for tours, however a few times a year they do have it open for dances. If you can experience this, book and go, I was not disappointed

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got to see the Ballroom at the Casino on the Behind the Scenes Tour with Tour Guide Rebecca. It is beautiful and amazing. Imagine 4000 people all at once on the dance floor.

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Thank Suzan B
Grand Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I never knew about Catalina Island until the ship stopped there on a recent cruise excursion. The town is called Avalon and it served as a resort area for Hollywood types back in the day. It has lost that status but still serves as a coastal haven for tourists and locals.

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Thank Carol B
Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the behind-the-scenes tour and walk on the same ballroom that has hosted hundreds of thousands of celebrities and regular people, and learn great stuff about the history and culture of Catalina Island.

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Thank Ray Q
Aliso Viejo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been several times and we visited just recently. They have a movie nightly showing on the bottom floor and a ballroom on the top floor that holds a ridiculous number of ppl

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Thank CaribbeanFan79
Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going toCatalina for over 60 years, and the Casino has always been a favorite spot. Tour is good for the history, but I do miss roller skating!

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Thank librarynan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The casino tour is reasonable and shows you both the theater and ballroom. Also you'll see a short video on the construction of the casino. Also suggest seeing a movie in the 1200 seated theater. It is beautifully renovated and quite a treat. I think movies are Friday night

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Thank Spiritfuleyes
Amarillo
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the Discover the Casino tour with Rebecca as our tour guide. When we bought our tickets the lady told us NOT to take Behind the Scenes. Instead of talking about the history of the building Rebecca told us 6 times how we needed to take the Behind the Scenes and that she didn't have enough time to tell... More 

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

There is a tour they offer for you to re-visit the history of the Casino. The tour does cost. They also have movies that show in the really ornate theater sometimes.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I just returned from the Avalon Ball in Catalina Island. The Casino Ballroom is the location for this classic styled event featuring music and dance from the good old days of long ago. Everyone's dressed in their gowns and tuxedos trying to bring back a little taste of a time we only see in movies. We are... More 

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