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RandomEffects
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Ok so the closing of Illusions got me thinking. How many Magic themed restaurants are there out there?

I am not talking about the Applebee's that hires you or someone else, but a restaurant that is actually themed around magic.

All i can think of is "Illusions" and the "Magic Castle".

Mat
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There is one in Orlando FL near Islands of Adventure. It is a dinner theater with a magic theme, but for the life of me, I cannot remember the name.

Magically,

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There was one in Toronto, now closed, which was based on table hopping and a stage show.
The menus were rolled-up "magic wands".
It was called A Little Night Magic.
It operated for a couple of years.
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well who can forget about bill Malones magic bar.

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Magic Island in Houston is still open. I saw John Shryock (?) there a few weeks ago.
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Warren and Annabel's in Lahaina, Maui is another one. (Can't think of any other one in the islands)
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I always thought that it would be cool to open a pizza place and call it "Magic Pizza". It would make a great family restaurant. My kids would love it. But then again I love making pizza and love magic.
Maybe after I finish my schooling and have more time.
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Great idea...magic themed restaurant...pick a location and lets get this dream a reality baby!


Heehee.


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I just got back from the Illusions closing night.

Actually Indianapolis has another Magic themed restaurant. Downtown on Pennsylvania Avenue is "Magic Moments" - in the penthouse of building number 1.

It's been open for several years and is run by Dan Dygert, another Illusions alumni.

Steve
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What about the Tomfoolery run by Tom Mullica?
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There is/was a place in Fairfield, Ohio (near Cincinnati) called The Abracadabra Café or something like that. I went once with my family and we had a nice time. The magic was okay, but one thing that unsettled me is that there was a strongly christian/non-secular mission statement on the back of the menu. It struck me as very bizarre to have something like that. I think it would make customers of other religions or non-religious customers (such as myself) a little uncomfortable. There just seemed to be no need for it. Smile
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I believe there is one near me in Orange, CA called The Rib Trader, which is a dinner and magic show.
????.....Yeah
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i remember seeing one on international drive in orlando, fl. i think this is the one mentioned earlier (near islands of adventure). i don't remember the name of the place of the magician, but i know the place has a website. if on;y i could remember it...
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Are there any magic themed places in the U.K?
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There was one in Everett Wa. called ("Odenells" I believe) and a magic dinner theater in Martinez Ca.
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The Florida attraction is Wonderworks. http://www.wonderworksonline.com

Performers are The Liars (Tony Brent & Danny Devaney). http://www.theliars.com

Good guys. Great show. All you can eat pizza, beer and soda for like $21.95.

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There is/was one at universal city walk in LA. Called Wizards I believe. Not bad prices, plus there is an attached bar that has a few walk around guys to keep you entertained.

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On 2006-01-23 03:42, SteelLuvMagic wrote:
There was one in Everett Wa. called ("Odenells" I believe) and a magic dinner theater in Martinez Ca.


It was called O'Donnells and it has been closed for over a year now though I hear he's opening a new place in a few months that will be larger and feature more magic.
We had a magic bar for a couple of months but it closed .
We had a Magic Theater with a snack bar attached (so I guess that counts as a restaurant) but it too closed.
TomFoolery is long gone as is Wizards in LA. There was a place in San Francisco called Merlin McFlys but it is closed now. Magic Island I believe is no longer with us as is Bill Malones place in Florida.
I suppose that's why they're magic restaurants, cause they're always disappearing
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There is a really cool bar in Milwaukee called the Safehouse. It is actually a spy themed bar/restaurant. With a secret entrance and a password required to get in. But they do feature magic as well.

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Geez, I thought the only one was the magic castle. I never thought there was soo many. I never heard of any of these. Is there any near Nova Scotia?
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If in Paris:

Visit "Métamorphosis", where you can dine on a barge on the river Seine, at the foot of Notre Dame Cathedral, and see a magic show afterwards:

http://www.metamorphosis-spectacle.fr/


If in Brussels, visit Magic Rubens:

4, rue de la Montagne
(place dite Agora)
1000 BRUXELLES
Belgique

http://www.magic-rubens.com/

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What is the reason that all these places go under? Bad food? Bad prices? Bad Magic? Or people just don't care enough about magic to go to a magic restaurant?

I would think for a restaurant to succeed it would need to be a good establishment first and magic second.

Dannydoyle I believe owns a restaurant (dont know if it is magic themed) he could probably shed some light on this.
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How can everyone omit

Schuliens, The Forks Hotel, and Ryans. 2 in Chicago and one in BUffalo.
I figured since we mentioned the Tom Foolery and it was closed we should be as complete as possible.
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So has any magic themed restaurant survived outside of the Castle?
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Isn't the castle going under as well? I heard some talk that they were not doing well finantially. Is this still true? Are they doing better? Of all the places, I want the castle to survive.
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If they follow the fortune of other types of magic restaurants they should be gone in no time. Hopefully they can make it!
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Ya, I hope so too!
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Schuliens went for 110 years PLUS a few..give them a break man
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I would hope any magic themed restaurant would go for 110 years. I love the idea. I just wonder why one can't stay open?
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Restaurants are tough animals
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