Magic Dinner Theaters

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Postby Tony Brent » 02/02/06 08:02 AM

Any idea how many magic dinner shows there are in the U.S.? I'm doing some research for a book. Any information would be appreciated.

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Postby Chris Aguilar » 02/02/06 08:11 AM

Here's one near me.
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Postby NCMarsh » 02/02/06 08:21 AM

Houdini's Showplace
(941) 351-1250
5500 N Tamiami TRL
Sarasota, FL 34243
Vince Carmen and Yvonne

Though the theater is not centered around magic, I perform walkaround (and will likely soon perform stand-up) at:
The Golden Apple Dinner Theatre
(941) 366-5454
25 N. Pineapple Ave
Sarasota, FL 34243


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Postby Guest » 05/19/06 01:55 PM


Likely you will have to poll this information state by state. However, most states have a very good statewide restaurant association. (They also have good lobbyists! Good lobbyists require information.)

Good Luck!

Bob Sanders
(The old university marketing professor and registered lobbyist)

Postby Amos McCormick » 05/19/06 02:43 PM

I know of these:

Teatro ZinZanni - Seattle and San Francisco
Merlin's Magic Dinner Show - Orange, CA
Outta Control Magic Dinner Show at WonderWorks, Orlando
Magic of Polynesia - Honolulu

I had written them down a while back for some reason, so I'm not sure whether they're still in business.

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Postby Guest » 05/20/06 05:30 AM

I want to mention Warren & Annabelle's but I'm not sure it is exactly what you're thinking of in terms of structure. You have dinner in a pre-show area while being entertained by singers and Annabelle the piano-playing ghost, THEN you move into the theatre for the magic part of the evening (and continuing cocktail service).

It's not a dinner theatre in the traditional sense (your dinner table gives you a view of the stage) I suppose, but I think it still warrants a mention.

Warren & Annabelle's is in Lahaina on the western shore of Maui.


Postby Guest » 05/24/06 05:38 AM


I will post a shameless self-promotional response. We have a monthly show of dinner and magical entertainment in Atlanta, Indiana. It traces the nexus of the history of cooking and magic. Each course is followed by a multimedia historical presentation and either a demonstration of cooking or magic. You can see more information at our website, .

Postby Guest » 05/27/06 06:47 AM


You posted too late this time. I finished up there May 12th. Had I known you were there I would have made it a point to drop in while I was touring up there.

Keep us posted!

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander

Postby Guest » 05/27/06 07:43 AM


My buddy Gerry Griffin is the proprietor of the California Magic Dinner Theatre, in Martinez, CA.


Postby Guest » 03/17/07 07:44 AM

In January and February while working the Gulf Coast, I had the opportunity to visit Sno's near Baton Rouge for a great dinner and magic. Catch Tim working there when you get down that way.

(Go early if you don't plan to wait!)

Bob Sanders
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