The Academy of Magical Arts is proud to present “The Houdini Séance” - Hollywood’s most famous and immersive theater experience, a Milt Larsen original, one-of-a-kind evening in the astonishing Houdini séance room at the Magic Castle®. We’ve prepared a sensational dining experience for you and your guests, and we’ve invited a world-class medium to sit at the table and conduct a special séance, an attempt to contact the great magician, Harry Houdini, who died on Halloween in 1926. You’ll witness dazzling artifacts from his amazing career; hear the story of his battles with fraud mediums, and enjoy an evening of magical mysteries with weird surprises that you’ll never forget.
Your Séance dinner experience is held in our legendary Houdini Chamber, adjacent to our dining room. Recommended check-in time is between 6:00-6:15pm. The experience begins with a multi-course dinner, lasting approximately an hour-and-a-half. After dinner, you will briefly leave the chamber to allow staff to clean and prepare the room. You will then be guided through an hour-long journey to the beyond attempting to summon the spirit of Harry Houdini. After your experience, we encourage your party to enjoy world-class magic and explore the club house.
- Evening Itinerary -
6:00PM - Arrive at The Magic Castle® (check with front desk for buttons / valet etc.)
6:15PM - Check-In with the Maitre D'
6:30PM - Dinner in the Houdini Chamber
8:30PM - Houdini Séance Begins!
10:00PM - Magic Show (Palace or Peller Pending Availability)
11:00PM - Explore & Enjoy the Club!
Dinner Package includes
Four Course Menu
Additional Wine Pairing available for each menu
Soft Drinks, freshly brewed coffee, iced and hot teas
The Séance Experience (approx. one hour)
Limited edition commemorative Houdini souvenir coin
Houdini’s Dinner - $225* per person
Wine Pairing +$35 per Person
hors d'oeuvre choice of:
Thai Curry Crab Bisque
chive oil, dungeness crab meat
3oz Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, Italy
AMA Famous Chili
slow-cooked ground tenderloin, kidney beans
3oz Dragon’s Tooth by Trefethen, Napa Valley
appetizer choice of:
Spicy Ahi Tuna Poke
furikake seasoning, smoke salmon caviar, yuzu ponzu, avocado cream, wonton, cilantro
3oz Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay, Sonoma County
Roasted Bosc Pear & Burrata
apple butter, hazelnut praline, arugula salad, lemon truffle vinaigrette
3oz Honig Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
main course choice of:
Filet Mignon 6oz Larsen Cut
roasted marble potatoes, baby carrots, bordelaise sauce
3oz Daou Cabernet, Paso Robles
Berbere Airline Chicken
truffle parsnip cream, baby turnips, wild mushroom, confit marble potato, sage jus
3oz Decoy Merlot, Sonoma County
Three Cheese Ravioli
english peas, baby carrots, confit toy box tomato, tarragon beurre blanc, shaved pecorino
3oz Paraduxx Blend, Napa Valley
5oz J.P. Chenet Sparkling Dry Rose, France
Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake, Very Berry Mixed Tart OR Lemon Sorbet
*Reflects Member Price
- Additional Information -
• The Séance Dinner is available to parties of 10 to 12 adults (ages 21+) and is offered Wednesday through Sunday only. All séances require a member present.
• Our "Presto!" One-Day membership is available for $300 and is required for all non-member groups.
• Valet is $8 for full members and $8 for "Presto!" members/non-members. You may choose to host the valet or guests can pay out-of-pocket upon arrival.
• A security deposit is required to book your reservation date.
• In order to accommodate any food allergies or special dietary needs/restrictions, we must know the details at least 1 days prior to the séance date.
• Tax, gratuity, and coordination fee are not included.
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