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Catalina Island Casino

1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 877-778-8322
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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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1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The most iconic building on Catalina Island is a must see. The history and location make this an an absolute treasure. The story behind the building is very fascinating and the opulent inside will blow you away. Catch a movie, take a tour, imagine the...More

Thank RangerNate
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although our wedding size wasn’t large enough to require this venue for our wedding or reception, we did find ourselves here for some amazing photos post-reception on 11/11. We were lucky to share 6 days on the Island (4 of which were shared with 60...More

Thank Lindsay W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to see the nightly movie and was treated to an organ recital before hand which was excellent. Beautiful theater and well worth the price of the movie tickets to get the whole experience.

Thank Scott_0100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is truly a special place. The views from above are astounding, the history of the structure is fascinating. I highly recommend the guided "behind the scene's" tour. The guides show you all the hidden areas of the casino while they tell you the history....More

Thank Tom_hiredweapon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love history you will love this place! The tour is $14 a person and there is also another behind the scenes tour which is more but I think totally worth it!

Thank Ellen V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful theatre, wishing i was born a hundred years ago, or at least 50. Seems like an amazing venue for special events if it was supported for such

Thank 639499LizW330
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Although it is an historical site, I was bored shortly after paying the entry fee. It's not easy being old and ADHD!

Thank wavslide J
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Lots of history on this tour of the entire building. Very worthwhile and we had an excellent guide for hte 1.5 hours or so. This gathering place goes back to the 1920s and thru the 1950s had many big bands, hollywood celebs and more. On...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Absolutely unique architecture and wonderful history of the Wrigley family and their love of the island. A great guided tour really enjoyable.

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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Outstanding views of Avalon harbor and the jazz sessions are fantastic.This festival is celebrating 30 years and it is highly recommended for smooth jazz fans.

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Suzie623
19 October 2017|
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Response from CatalinaSCICo | Property representative |
The Casino Theatre is open year round. We show movies nightly at 7:30 pm. We are currently working on a small restoration project in the theatre, but the theatre is still open. We will occasionally close the theatre for a... More
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maiedell
20 September 2016|
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Response from SMOgal | Reviewed this property |
Check the Catalina website for current events.
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Candutk
29 March 2016|
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Response from Steven J | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, Wrigley engineered it like a baseball stadium with a ramp style structure to get up to the ball room which was very state of the art to move the thousands of guest in and out of the theatre and ballroom which... More
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