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Our guide was so terrific he took time to allow you to feel each room and enjoy it it’s amazing how... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
trustitl
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South San Francisco, California
via mobile
Went to the movies

We went and saw Jaws on its opening night the casino was more fun than the movie. I'll give you a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carol L
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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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...more
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1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide was so terrific he took time to allow you to feel each room and enjoy it it’s amazing how they construct the casino from the bottom to the top dance floor it was so exciting!More

Thank trustitl
CatalinaSCICo, Public Relations Manager at Catalina Island Casino Ballroom, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

trustitl, It's so good to hear you enjoyed your time with your guide! That building has a ton of history, it's one of my favorite places on the island and I'm glad you had a good time learning more about it. Come dance with us...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went and saw Jaws on its opening night the casino was more fun than the movie. I'll give you a spoiler alert the good guys live the bad guys get eaten by dinosaurs and the end to dinosaurs fight and plummet to their death....More

Thank Carol L
CatalinaSCICo, Manager at Catalina Island Casino Ballroom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting us at Avalon Theatre, Carol! We generally change the movie every week or every other week.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great way to learn about the island and the building. It is a walking tour through history. Our guide really knew his information and was awesome!

Thank Marilyn F
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Love the 1920s / 1930s feel and decor. Made going to a movie there a real experience. Note: Tuesdays movies are only $10.

Thank cahanna2018
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

This tour is a must for anyone new to Catalina, especially if you like Art Deco architecture. The Casino is 89 years old this year and has a very interesting history. Seeing the Casino Theater alone is worth the price of the tour. You will...More

Thank LorrieLarryM
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Going to a building as part of a get-away may seem counter-intuitive, but do it! The Casino is the iconic symbol of Avalon, and the interior was just as impressive. We took the 40 minute tour which starts with a movie about the Construction of...More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 4 February 2018

One of the Best New Year's ever. The service, food, orchestra, etc was everything to make an evening perfect.

Thank healthymillionaire
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

During the day, the only way to see this stunning ballroom is to take a tour of the casino, which is definitely worth it. However, they also hold periodic events, dances, festivals, etc. The art deco decor is lovely, and the wood floor is beautiful...More

Thank KayMacTravel7
Reviewed 13 January 2018

What an amazing tour! When we first arrived to the 'Casino', we did a quick walk around. From the outside, it's a huge building, but you can't even begin to imagine the beauty until you're walking inside. Our tour guide was Frankie from Avalon and...More

Thank davinadawson
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Catalina Jazz Festival celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017. We decided to make it a part of our 20th wedding anniversary weekend. We spent a lovely Saturday afternoon at the concert and were not disappointed. The featured artist was Gerald Albright. The music was...More

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