Theatre Box Entertainment Complex Opens in San Diego – What You Need To Know To Go

Theatre Box®, the new luxury movie, dining and entertainment complex in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, opened December 14th with all the glitz and glamour of a Hollywood premier. The red carpet included rapper Pitbull, the GRAMMY® award-winning artist and international superstar, and San Diego native Nick Cannon, host of Wild ‘N Out and America’s Got Talent, actor, comedian, and musician.

Nick Cannon on the red carpet for the grand opening of Theatre Box in San Diego

Nick Cannon on the red carpet for the grand opening of Theatre Box in San Diego

They were joined by Charissa Davidovici, founder of Sugar Factory, Tom Heffernan from TCL North America, California State Assembly Member Todd Gloria, San Diego City Councilmember Chris Ward, San Diego Tourism Authority President, CEO Joe Terzi, and Gaslamp Quarter Association Executive Director Michael Trimble, and basketball legend, Bill Walton.

Bill Walton at Theatre Box

Bill Walton at Theatre Box

Theatre Box encompasses one city block at Fifth Avenue and G Street. The73,000-square-foot entertainment complex is a collaboration between TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood and Sugar Factory, a family restaurant famous for its sweets and large confections.

The first phase of Theatre Box unveiled TCL Chinese Theatre’s first luxury dine-in cinema, Sugar Factory confections, retail, gelato bar and café, Sugar Factory American Brasserie and Chocolate Lounge.

As you step inside, the perimeter of the opulent venue is lined with the traditional hand and foot imprints honoring celebrities. This is a longstanding tradition of TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California.

Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out Sports Bar and Arcade will open in the second phase of the Theatre Box development, as will Pitbull’s Ilov 305 Rooftop Top Bar & Garden. These eateries are slated to open in 2019.

Know Before You Go

  • Movie goers can now enjoy ultra comfortable reclining seats with seat-side food service from Sugar Factory. Couples can cozy up in pods made for two.

  • Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for kids. Purchase tickets online at
  • Theater Box offers $5 Tuesdays, too!
  • Parking is not available at the theater. Parking at Horton Plaza can be validated with a purchase of $100.


Theatre Box® San Diego is located at 701 Fifth Ave. San Diego, CA 92101


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