Showplace Icon Theatres - Bar and Dining


The Ask

The growing sector of luxury cinema move theaters also brings the need for a fine dining and bar experience.  CDA partnered with the Chicago-based Kerasotes Showplace Theatres to elevate the interior design of their food and beverage spaces for several locations across the country.

The Task

Working within open connected spaces, the design team used materials and color to thread together a variety of food + beverage destinations and their relative circulation space. Acoustics and ceiling transitions were tricky given the vast ceiling space to work around for the adjacent theaters.  Inspired by the vintage glamour of Hollywood's yesteryear, the design team sought to execute an elixir of nostalgia meets modern luxe by using a combination of inspirations one might have encountered in a speakeasy.  Dark metals intertwined with patterned woodgrains create dramatic flair, while the juxtaposition of aged leathers alongside soft velvets adorn the space in effortless style.

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