THE LOT – Liberty Station, San Diego, CA
The Lot is housed within the historic Luce Auditorium at Liberty Station in San Diego, California. The space is historically cherished as the former venue showcasing films for the US Navy and holding events often hosted by Bob Hope. In keeping with this property’s history of movie-showings, SMS Architects created six luxury cinema auditoriums for The Lot at Liberty Station. In addition, The Lot features an enclosed outdoor pavilion extending from the main structure for dining, cocktails, and socializing. The cinema seats over 400 occupants in luxury leather recliners and offers full in-seat dining to moviegoers. The historic building has been maintained and repaired according to the original exterior appearance, and the entry lobby maintains the original wood stage floor and concrete presidium from the Bob Hope days.