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“Catalina Casino tour”

Catalina Island Casino Ballroom
Ranked #7 of 56 things to do in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed October 4, 2012

We went on the Casio Back Stage Tour. It lasted 1 1/2 hours and you learned a great deal about what the word Casio means and how it applied to the Casio built by Wrigley in the early 1900s. The building was almost all original. I took video of the entire tour. It was permitted and encouraged. The theatre is still in use as is the 15000 sq ft ballroom. Certainly worth the time and money.

Thank DonR8700
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Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

With my wife, saw this beautiful structure and took in a movie. They had the organ player there so that was cool. Art on walls inside theater was better than expected. Movie picture and sound was fine. A+++++

Thank RespectIsEarned
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

We did the Behind the Scenes Casino tour and it was awesome! So much history and beauty everywhere! Our tour guide was Kathy and she did a really great job! She answered all of our questions and was very passionate about her job. One of the highlights was getting to see the beautiful pipe organ in the theater. Our group not only got to see it, but we were treated to our own private concert from the man that plays the organ on weekend nights before movies. It was amazing! The ballroom is also very beautiful and so rich with historic details! We highly recommend this tour and hopefully you will be blessed with Kathy for your tour guide!

Thank Rebecca B
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Gorgeous interior, takes you back in time. Love the theater, the artwork is spectacular.If you get a chance to take the tour, it's worth it. There's lots of stairs, so might be challenging to some.

Thank doggiemom_2
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

The sights and stories told about the amzing history of the Casino and Avalon never got boring with our wonderfully sweet tour guide Emily! What a beautiful historic building with tons of character and charm!! The theatre was spectacular and the Ballroom is breathe taking!

Thank Caroline C
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