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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not take a tour, but it would probably be a good idea to appreciate the architecture and history of the building. We went into the old, massive movie theater prior to the movie and enjoyed several pieces of music on the 1929 pipe...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank retiredandtraveling5
VisitCatalina, Manager at Catalina Island Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

So happy to hear that you enjoyed our beautiful theatre! We would love to welcome you back and take a tour with us, there is so much more to see.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an awesome time touring the casino yesterday. Our guide Steven was super knowledgeable about the casino, the art and era and the history of the casino. It helped that it was like a private tour since it was only me and my wife...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David H
VisitCatalina, Manager at Catalina Island Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for touring the Catalina Casino with us, David! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time and we are looking forward to having your tour with us again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw some poor reviews that is was too loud and could not enjoy it. Here is the secret. Opt for the less expensive tickets and sit all the way in the back. The two stage speakers are the size of a car, so if you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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VisitCatalina, Manager at Catalina Island Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us at the Catalina Casino! We would love to invite you to take one of our tours to learn more about our historic venue.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent another New Year at this gorgeous place....great food, music, service, and decor. Definitely worth every penny.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ArizonaOD
VisitCatalina, Manager at Catalina Island Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us at the Catalina Casino! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our venue and we are looking forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our previous eight visits to Avalon, we have never been able to line up our schedule with the Casino tour schedule. This time we were lucky twice. We got the tour tickets and we scored “Frankie from Avalon” as our tour guide. He’s been...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Duncan F
VisitCatalina, Manager at Catalina Island Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us on one of our Casino tours! We are happy to hear that Frankie was an excellent guide and we would love to have you join us again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You've got to see the theatre and ballroom if you're in Avalon. But avoid The tour guide named Frankie. Frankie of Avalon is a sweet guy. But he's a horrible guide. Reveals all the spoilers before showing the 10 min video. Extolling his virtues as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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VisitCatalina, Manager at Catalina Island Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us at the Catalina Casino! Although, we are sorry to hear about your experience. We would appreciate it if you would reach out to us at social@scico.com so that we may discuss your experience further.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most compelling image of Catalina as you pull into the harbor on your vessel is the casino. It's an unusual structure - we didn't go inside but walked around it. Interesting design and fits the unique island that is Catalina.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LuxeFamilyFun
VisitCatalina, Manager at Catalina Island Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Catalina Casino! We would love to invite you to join us on one of our Casino tours during your next visit.

Reviewed 16 December 2018

This is a fabulous building. If you don't want to see a show or movie you can pay a minimal fee to go into the theatre and listen to the organ music played before the movie. That was excellent. The theatre has been restored and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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VisitCatalina, Manager at Catalina Island Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

Thank you for visiting us at the Catalina Casino! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our historic venue and we are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 11 December 2018

Make sure that you see a movie here. The murals are truly exceptional. There is a live organ player in the evenings. It is a very special treat.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank runningandmusing
VisitCatalina, Manager at Catalina Island Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018

Thank you for visiting the Catalina Island Casino! We are happy that you enjoyed our historic theatre and we look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 26 November 2018

Such a beautiful and iconic landmark. We did the Twilight tour with Frank (guide) and enjoyed the full moonrise over the Pacific from the upper promenade.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ryan N
CatalinaICO, Manager at Catalina Island Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2018

Thank you for touring the historic Casino, Ryan! We hope that you'll be able to visit us again soon!

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Don’t think so, but food outside vendor
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Response from VisitCatalina | 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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