This iconic theater, built in the 1940’s & recently renovated & restored to its original luster, is the perfect space for intimate events, seated dinners for up to 225, or cocktail style receptions for up to 500. Before John Wayne Airport and Fashion Island were opened to the public, the Theater was considered one of the most happening settings in Corona del Mar. You could bring your own outside food, smoke inside, and best of all, tickets sold for $1.49! The theater catered to the young and old and became the home of many memories for lovers, friends and family. When the opening of multiplex theaters began to threaten business, the theater reinvented itself with new and exciting ways to attract customers using costume, artistic film selections and sometimes live entertainment on stage. After transferring ownership more than once, financial struggles eventually forced theater to close its doors on August 20, 1998. In closing, “Rosebud” was displayed on the marquee symbolizing the great loss to the community. In 2007, the theater seemed to be near its final hour when the former owner obtained a permit for demolition. Unexpectedly, the demolition was cancelled when a kind investor saw the potential in the theater and assumed the great responsibility of reviving its name and transforming the building into a modern day theater unlike any other.
Smoking is not allowed, no outside alcohol is allowed, cleaning fee is $750. For outside catering certificate of insurance is needed. You can pick one of bar packages seperately after the venue is booked ranging from $18(soft drinks) to $48(premium bar package), additional service charge 22% will be added on the bar package that you will choose. If your event is requiring full furniture removal and place it back in, the fee is $700/hour, typically it takes about 3 hours to complete entire furniture removal and place them back in.