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THE LOT gets top billing at Fashion Island The SoCal luxury cinema, restaurant is set to debut April 20

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (April. 17, 2018) — THE LOT, a luxury cinema replete with sublime leather recliners, a standalone restaurant and indoor-outdoor social space, will open to the public April 20, with its first showing of Avengers: “Infinity War.”

THE LOT, which replaced Island Cinema, features 420 leather reclining seats, a full casual-contemporary menu, elevated cuisine, sophisticated wines, craft cocktails and and daily baked pastries.  The lobby is a versatile open floor plan with different settings, including an indoor/outdoor café, dining area, outdoor patio and a hip social bar.  The use of natural materials, woods, fabrics and comfortable design elements create a great place to meet.

Equal parts movie theater and community social hub, THE LOT has two successful San Diego locations in La Jolla and Point Loma’s Liberty Station. Both go beyond the blockbuster: Cinematic technology includes top-of-the-line audio visual while elevated in-theater dining offers fine wine, innovative cocktails and house-made desserts. All THE LOT locations feature stand-alone restaurants with a sophisticated yet approachable design, and all-day menus reflect regional fare.

Additionally, THE LOT plays host to special events with influential local partners including the Newport Beach Film Festival. By day, its modern veranda lures Orange County power brokers and lunching ladies, and come evening, it’s all about date nights and family outings.


About THE LOT   

The luxury lifestyle entertainment destination offers a dining, drinking and cinematic experience unlike any other with three locations including La Jolla, Liberty Station and Newport Beach. Each stunning version of THE LOT features a luxury cinema with multiple auditoriums, each outfitted with the latest in comfort, audio-visual and cinematic technology; a dedicated sophisticated yet approachable restaurant, well-appointed bars spotlighting craft cocktails, beers and wines, and dedicated craft cafés serving locally roasted coffees and house-made pastries. THE LOT provides the community with a place to grab a morning coffee, enjoy a full dinner, or catch the latest Hollywood blockbuster—a place to eat, play and enjoy.

About Fashion Island

As Orange County’s premier coastal shopping experience, Fashion Island features exclusive specialty boutiques, world-class department stores and a diverse assortment of restaurants and cafes. With nearly 16 million visitors a year, Fashion Island offers a sophisticated yet relaxed, resort-like atmosphere that is distinctively Southern California, with pristine views of the Pacific Ocean.

Owned by Irvine Company, Fashion Island is home to Orange County’s only Neiman Marcus, as well as Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Home Store and Macy’s – in addition to AG, Alice + Olivia, Rodd & Gunn, Nespresso, American Tea Room, Urban Decay, NIKE, SoulCycle, Trina Turk, Vince, Joie and ViX by Paula Hermanny. Fashion Island also features acclaimed restaurants such as Sushi Roku, FIG & OLIVE, Red O, CUCINA enoteca, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Lemonade, True Food Kitchen and R+D Kitchen. For more information, please visit