"The Magic Castle opened its doors at 5 p.m. on January 2, 1963. Today more than four decades later, the Castle has become the world-famous "home" to the Academy of Magical Arts, Inc.and their invited guests. The Magic Castle is the private clubhouse for the Academy of Magical Arts, Inc, a very special organization devoted to the advancement of the ancient art of magic. The purpose of The Academy is to encourage and promote public interest in the art of magic with particular emphasis on preserving its history as an art form, entertainment medium, and hobby. Beginning with a charter membership of 150, the Academy has grown into a world-renowned fraternal organization with a membership of nearly 5,000."
The Magic Castle is a private club. You must be a member or have a guest card from a member. You must have your guest card with you when you arrive at the Magic Castle.
Dinner seatings are at 6:00PM, 8:00PM, and 9:15PM. I like to go to the 6pm dinner seating because it is not as crowded and I have the rest of the night to check out the shows and hang out at the bar. It is somewhat expensive here, for example Rob and I went with our good friends Manny and Marisela for dinner and the bill ran up to over three hundred dollars. Dinner is very good, the service is impecable, and the shows are excellent. I brought a camera but once inside you are not allowed to take pictures. The dress code is strictly enforced, men have to wear a jacket and tie and women have to wear either dresses or pantsuits, no casual wear. it was definitely a fun time.