San Clemente, CA - The doors to the historic Casino San Clemente will be opening on Saturday, July 31, from noon-4pm, for a community Open House and celebration of the Casino’s 73rd birthday. The original “Grand Opening” in 1937 featured the Sterling Orchestra and thousands of guests dancing in the iconic Casino ballroom. Over the years legendary Hollywood stars such as Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Cesar Romero, Dorothy Lamour and Vivien Leigh were known to have visited the Casino and enjoyed live entertainment in the Spanish Village by the Sea.
“We can’t let a Casino birthday celebration pass us by”, states General Manager, Kelly Roemer. “We’re excited to feature local San Clemente singer Elizabeth Lamers and her jazz quartet on the ballroom stage, the Jason Foster and Jason Toney acoustic duo on the Patio of the Stars, free light bites from our favorite San Clemente restaurants and the entire Rock Garden will become a children’s play area with bounce house and Bubble Mania fun.”
New owners, Linda and Shaheen Sadeghi (of projects the LAB and the CAMP), continue to work on renovations to the historic Casino as a community event and entertainment center, but felt it was time to celebrate after years of the building being shuttered under previous owners. “This is our chance to say ‘thank you!’ to the local community who has supported our restoration of this incredible building”, states Linda Sadeghi. “With free birthday cupcakes, classic movies, popcorn and live music, what else could a birthday party want?” There will also be tours of the Casino as it is now open for booking private parties and events since receiving Coastal Commission approval in late April.
For further information, please contact Kelly Roemer at email@example.com, via phone at 949-632-5605 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special thanks to the following sponsors: The Vine, Iva Lee’s, Carbonara’s, Sugar Blossom Bake Shop, Sambazon and Kona Ice.