Sundance Kabuki Cinemas

Together with Sundance Cinemas, ELS transformed the aging Kabuki multiplex cinema into a new upscale cinema featuring stadium seating, full bar and restaurant service, and new concession and lounge spaces. The rustic and Japanese-inspired design reflects Sundance’s mission to show independent films in an intimate setting that fuses elements from Sundance’s homebase in the Wasatch Mountains with its dense urban home in San Francisco’s Japantown. Respectful to the environment, many of the materials, such as the reclaimed wood, carpet, seat backs, bar tables and sign blanks, are directly recycled or contain recycled materials.

Awards and Publications

San Francisco Business Times Real Estate Deals of the Year, Best Rehab or Renovation Finalist, 2008, Urban Land, January 2009, Contract, August 2008, The Architect’s Newspaper, California Edition, May 2008, Film Journal International, May 2008, San Francisco Chronicle, December 2007