“the focal point of Santa Catalina since 1929”
Dominating the Avalon landscape from its regal perch along the harbor, the casino exemplifies the style and romance of Catalina Island. Restored to its original condition, the Art Deco, circular icon is a stunning reminder of Catalina’s glorious past. The Catalina Casino gets its name from the Italian language, where “casino” means a gathering place. There is no gambling at this facility. Rather, the massive twelve-story building is divided into a spectacular grand ballroom and movie theatre. It is also available for events and weddings. Completely restored just a few years ago, the ballroom retains its original romantic style -- a lavish medley of rose-hued walls, an arching, fifty-foot ceiling with five Tiffany chandeliers, an elevated stage, raised seating areas around the dance floor, and a vintage, full-service bar in back.
I live on Catalina Island. People get bummed all the time when I inform the this Casino doesn't involve any gambling, but rather, offers historical beauty and amazing experiences. You could enjoy a movie on the bottom level in the most elegant, mural-rich movie theatre you'll ever see. Upstairs, you could join in on any of the many events hosted in the breath-taking ballroom, including the long-running Jazz Trap Festival in October. Highly recommend seeing this still active landmark of majesty.
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The Catalina Casino
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