CINÉPOLIS LUXURY CINEMAS
Honorable Mention in Interior Design –– Eating Space
Jonathan Lopez, Assoc. Principal, Design Director
Architect: Mitra Esfandiari | AIA, Ron Bernhardt | AIA, Sing Tong | AIA, Adrienne Danet | AIA, Lana Smolskaya
Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, USA
Moorefield Construction Inc.
Mitra Esfandiari, AIA, Ron Bernhardt, AIA
Adrienne Danet, AIA
Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas
This new flagship theater for Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas at Caruso’s Palisades Village revives the historic Bay Theater in the heart of Pacific Palisades' downtown neighborhood. Cinépolis is the 4th largest global cinema brand had a goal to be authentic to the local coastal neighborhood, community scale while delivering their signature first-class, luxury dining and cinema experience.
The design crafts a concept of an intimate collection of five screening rooms connected with an appropriately scaled community lounge. Each aspect of the guest experience is thoughtfully choreographed from the arrival into the beach resort living room entry, concierge greeting, a welcoming full-service cocktail bar to the scaled gallery that leads into the intimate auditoria. A select palette of warm, weathered wood is accented with woven brass metal screens highlights the guest amenity areas.
This project is a new hospitality typology elegantly integrates ‘high touch’ and ‘high tech’ by blending of dining, F+B and entertainment. The design elevates the benchmark of customer experience, hospitality, regional sensitivity and creates a welcome destination as the anchor for the Pacific Palisades community