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Friday September 7th, 2012

The Magic Castle

Hollywood, California


Magic Castle

The Magic Castle is a very exclusive and very private clubhouse for the Academy of Magical Arts, Inc, an organization devoted to the advancement of the ancient art of magic. Built at the turn of the 20th century, the Magic Castle is a Victorian mansion located in the heart of the Hollywood Hills. Today, the Castle has become the world-famous “home” to the Academy of Magical Arts, Inc. and their invited guests. While usually guests of the Castle must be either be a member or invited guest of the Academy of Magical Arts to gain admittance, PCRI has made special arrangements for a limited number of conference attendees to have the opportunity to experience this truly “magical” part of LA’s rich history!

After arriving at the Castle, you will whisper “Open Sesame” to a regal golden owl and suddenly, the walled bookcase before you will part and you’ll find yourself in the Grand Salon of The Magic Castle. Enjoy a memorable encounter with Irma, the Castle’s invisible ghostly pianist. She’ll play your requests and even answer any questions you pose with just the right song.

Then it’s upstairs to a magnificent, three-course dinner in one of the richly appointed dining rooms. Following dinner, you’ll adjourn to The Palace of Mystery, the main showroom. Here master illusionists will astonish one and all with feats that are, well, simply beyond belief.

Afterwards, you can roam around the Castle and experience more intimate magical performances in rooms such as the Parlour of Prestidigitation or the Close-Up Gallery, where you will observe expert slight-of-hand magic from just a few feet away.

The excursion price includes a three-course dinner and transportation to/from the Marriott LAX hotel. Don’t miss this chance to see some of the world’s most amazing magicians in one of the world’s most exclusive clubs!


- Magic Castle’s Dress Code Policy: Coats and ties for men, evening wear for ladies, no casual wear (jeans, tennis shoes, etc.).

- There will be a short walk up a slight incline upon arrival to the Castle, please let us know in advance if you need assistance.

Schedule for Friday September 7th, 2012
5:00 PM Bus departs Marriott
6:00 PM Dinner is served
8:30 PM Main Stage Show begins
11:00 PM Bus departs for Marriot

Sunday September 9th, 2012

The Getty Villa

Malibu, California



The Getty Villa in Malibu is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. Built in the early 1970s, The Getty Villa is modeled after a first-century Roman country house, the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, Italy.

Visitors start their visit in a spectacular open-air Entry Pavilion, then progress along a scenic pathway to the heart of the site, the Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater.

This 450-seat outdoor classical theater, based on ancient prototypes, links the new Cafe, Museum Store, and Auditorium to the J. Paul Getty Museum entrance. With each building at a slightly different elevation, visitors experience the site as an archaeological excavation, every perspective offering new discoveries.

After your arrival at the Getty, you will have time to roam the grounds and museum to admire the art, architecture and lush gardens. In addition, there will be a 45-minute architecture and garden tour pre-arranged for all attendees. Gardens are integral to the setting of the Getty Villa, as they were in the ancient Roman home. Open spaces around the site feature bronze sculptures, fountains, and lush plantings of more than 300 varieties of trees, herbs, and flowers used by the Romans.

The excursion price includes transportation to/from the Marriott LAX, as well as the docent-led architecture and garden tour.

Schedule for Sunday September 9th, 2012
1:45 PM Bus Departs Marriott
5:00 PM Bus Departs Getty Villa

*Pricing and final schedule subject to change.  Please check the website at www.pcri.org for most current information.  – Please check for the final schedule in the Conference Materials upon arrival at the hotel or at the Conference Registration desk.