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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“art deco” (51 reviews)
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1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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+1 877-778-8322
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"behind the scenes"
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"minute tour"
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"art deco"
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"beautiful building"
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"movie theater"
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"catalina island"
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"dance hall"
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"backstage tour"
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"pipe organ"
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"step back in time"
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"great tour"
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"ball room"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I am a Los Angeles girl and not until today had I seen the inside of the Avalon casino. Breathtaking!! The theater, with Old Hollywood art/curtain/acoustics and twinkling celling stars was a wonderful view of the glamourous days. The ballroom and circular wooden dance floor...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Prepare to be stunned by the early-20th-century ornateness of the movie theater in this casino. The maritime-themed murals. The intricate lighting, evoking stars in the heavens. Yes, the seats are a stiff throwback and lack modern conveniences like cupholders, but what do you expect when...More

Thank William M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No casino but lots of history. Beautiful 1920s style movie theater and great views from the dance floor.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tour guide Rebecca was very informative, entertaining and engaging. This is a must see in Avalon. Very interesting history and beautiful Art Deco murals and architecture.

Thank David E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't get a chance to go inside but the outside is beautiful. I plan to go do the night tour one day.

Thank yay83
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide, Rebecca, was entertaining, easy to understand, and knowledgeable about the historic building. The tour explores all of the green rooms, projection rooms, ballroom, and lavish theater built in 1929. She weaves a fascinating story about those times and how the Wrigley family...More

Thank dvmal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a spectacular building inside and outside! We got married inside this building 25 years ago and on re-visiting for our Silver Wedding Anniversary we did the “Twilight At The Casino” Tour, conducted by “Frankie From Avalon”. Excellent tour, very informative, a superb opportunity to...More

Thank Christine R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Casino on Catalina Island is the "opera House in Sydney Harbor" - an icon that everyone recognizes. Beautiful to look at with beautiful views. It's also a theater!

Thank ggleofamily
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We knew we wanted to go to the Casino for a movie as well as the tour behind the scenes the next day. This place is beautiful & built by William Wrigley the chewing gum magnate. It was the very first talking movie theater in...More

Thank Lexibelle
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is a must visit for ANYONE that visits Catalina Island. I was fortunate to visit Catalina Casino and watch a "scary/action" movie one night...by myself. The walk back to my B&B was done at a much faster pace. Must see!

Thank Brent T
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Suzie623
18 December 2017|
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Response from diannkay | Reviewed this property |
Don’t think so, but food outside vendor
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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
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Response from SMOgal | Reviewed this property |
Check the Catalina website for current events.
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