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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...more
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1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed during the #catalinawinemixer. Really great island to visit with rich history and wonderful views!

Thank Janet C
CatalinaICO, Manager at Catalina Island Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to visit us at the Catalina Casino, Janet! We hope that you had a wonderful Wine Mixer weekend and we look forward to welcoming you back again next year!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to get a look inside this iconic attraction on a cruise that stopped at Catalina.The Art Deco interior is amazing and brings one back to the more glamorous times!A huge pipe organ resides in this blvd.Would love to hear it playing...More

Thank rickcardo
CatalinaICO, Manager at Catalina Island Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting us at the Catalina Casino! There is so much history behind this "gathering place" and we would love to invite you to join us on our other Casino tours on your next trip to Catalina!

Reviewed 5 days ago

We took a wonderful tour of the Casino; before we came to the island, we thought this iconic building was a gambling establishment based upon the name. Casino means gathering place in Italian, and this dazzling building is just that; the bottom level contains a...More

Thank volcanogirl
CatalinaICO, Manager at Catalina Island Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for touring the Catalina Casino! We are happy to hear that you appreciate the architecture and history just as much as we do. We would absolutely love to invite you to join us on our other Casino tours.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Three days of jazz at the best venue in southern california! Beautiful ballroom with balcony outdoor views!

Thank Peppy H
CatalinaICO, Manager at Catalina Island Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for joining us for JazzTrax! We hope that you come and visit us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No offshore gambling, no Indian casino, just a unique historical facility dating back to another age. There is a huge ballroom, that adds to its uniqueness. On the lower level, there is a grand old style movie theater.

Thank JordanS8
CatalinaICO, Manager at Catalina Island Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, Jordan! We would love to invite you to explore our other Casino tours.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This art deco building that was a casino in the roaring 1920s currently has movies at night. However, it's well worth a stroll along the waterfront to view the box office portico with mosaics where you can book a tour of the interior. Also, walk...More

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
CatalinaICO, Manager at Catalina Island Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us at the Catalina Casino! We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked around the Casino during the day, it is a beautiful building in a great setting. We went into the theater in the evening. The seats and view were fine, the building is pretty inside too. Later that night we attended a concert on...More

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CatalinaICO, Manager at Catalina Island Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review on the Catalina Casino! We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We watched a first run movie In a very beautiful old style movie theatre on the coast of Catalina IslandMore

Thank Gina D
CatalinaICO, Manager at Catalina Island Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us at the Catalina Casino, Gina! You're right, it is not a casino as we know it today - when it was built in 1929 the meaning at the time meant 'gathering place'. We look forward to welcoming you back again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the nominal fee. A really comprehensive 50 minute your of a beautiful iconic piece of the jazz age. Loved it!

Thank Elaine S
CatalinaICO, Manager at Catalina Island Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us on one of our Casino tours, Elaine! We would love to invite you to join us on one of our other tours!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Art Deco style architecture a real feel of going back in time and a view on top of Avalon is so beautiful

Thank Michael C
CatalinaICO, Manager at Catalina Island Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us on one of our Casino tours, Michael! The island is full of history and we would love to invite you to explore our other Casino tours!

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Suzie623
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Response from diannkay | Reviewed this property |
Don’t think so, but food outside vendor
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19 October 2017|
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Response from CatalinaICO | 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
19 September 2016|
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Response from SMOgal | Reviewed this property |
Check the Catalina website for current events.
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Candutk
28 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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Andrea R
11 July 2015|
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Response from Michael N | Reviewed this property |
You will need to purchase a ticket
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