Archive for the 'brick and mortar' Category

Owen Magic Supreme Is Closing…

Posted by Michael on September 21st, 2020

A little over a year ago I visited Owen Magic Supreme in Azusa and reported to iTricksters it was for sale. Unfortunately, KABC is reporting the building has been sold and that Owen, which has been supplying high quality magic props to performers for over a century, is closing due to the drop in business caused by Covid-19.

Perhaps someone will step in and save this storied magic business.

A Look Inside The Goochelwinkel Magic Shop

Posted by Michael on September 11th, 2020

A performance video from the Goochelwinkel Magic Shop, which is in the Netherlands. Really, we are just posting it so you can peek inside a brick and mortar somewhere in Europe!

Kellar’s: A New Magic And Comedy Venue

Posted by Michael on August 7th, 2020

We are going to end the week on a positive note: WJET coverage of a brand new magic and comedy venue opening in Erie, PA! You can read more on the WJET website or just visit the Kellar’s website.

Have a great, and safe, weekend everyone!

Juan Pablo Visits The Patil Magic Shop In Mumbai

Posted by Michael on March 23rd, 2020

The Patil Magic Shop is in Mumbai, India and they have posted a view videos, such as this one with Argentinian magician Juan Pablo, recently featuring visitors to their shop. You can see these over on the Patil Magic Shop’s YouTube page… it is fascinating to see that magic shops, in many ways, look the same all over the world!

Across From The Alamo…

Posted by Michael on January 30th, 2020

I know two things about the Alamo I did not learn from history books: it has no basement and there is a magic venue across the street in the Alamo Plaza. That venue, The Magicians Agency, just put out this new promo video so it is something iTricksters should keep in mind if they find themselves down in San Antonio.

Blackpool’s New Museum

Posted by Michael on January 14th, 2020

UK comedy news site Chortle reports on the opening of a new Blackpool museum called Showtown dedicated to “fun and entertainment.” It will have an incredible collection of props, ranging from Stan Laurel’s bowler to magic props from legends such as Tommy Cooper… check out the recently released video promo above and you will catch a few magic references.

’80s Halloween With The Magic Manor

Posted by Michael on October 22nd, 2019

We are not familiar with Chicago’s Magic Manor, and it does not seem to be in business any more, but it seems to have been a magic and costume shop. YouTube user Mr Meathook posted this vintage commercial showing off their Halloween wares about 35 years ago… and it kind of has us nostalgic for the good ol’ days!