Photos: Look Inside Gaslamp Quarter’s Theatre Box

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The newly-opened Theatre Box, featuring a dine-in theater, a sweet treat eatery and a 21-and-up nightclub, takes up an entire city block in the heart of San Diego, in the Gaslamp Quarter.
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The TCL Chinese Theatre's signature logo adorns a tower on one corner of the Theatre Box, at Fifth Avenue and G Street in the heart of the Gaslamp.
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The Theatre Box brings Hollywood glamour and luxury movie-going to the heart of San Diego.
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A glass-blown chandelier in the center of the Theatre Box's lobby was inspired by gumballs, tying the Sugar Factory to the movie theater.
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Inside the lobby, guests can buy movie tickets and stock up on concessions from the Sugar Factory's two counters. There is also a dedicated bar in the lobby.
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There are more than 500 different types of candy options for movie-goers, not to mention varieties of popcorn and more delectable dishes from the Sugar Factory American Brasserie restaurant.
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When guests walk into the Theatre Box, they will see TCL Chinese Theatre's signature handprint and footprint flooring. Many, like the Robert Downey Jr. prints seen here, are replicas of those at Grauman's Theatre in Hollywood, Calif.
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When guests walk into the Theatre Box, they will see TCL Chinese Theatre's signature handprint and footprint flooring. Many, like the Shirley Temple's 1935 prints seen here, are replicas of those at Grauman's Theatre in Hollywood, Calif.
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Opening alongside the movie theatre and the Sugar Factory American Brasserie restaurant, is the Chocolate Lounge, a 21-and-up venue which will host an array of DJs for evening events.
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The Sugar Factory American Brasserie restaurant sits on the other side of the Theatre Box's lobby. Here, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served starting most days at 8 a.m.
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The Sugar Factory is known for their alcoholic and non-alcoholic goblets, several created by famous celebrities, like Drake's "Night Owl" Goblet, pictured here. The booze-infused drink is made with two shots of Drake's Virginia Black Whiskey.
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Known for their over-the-top desserts, the Sugar Factory goes all out for their "Insane Milkshakes." Creations are topped with candy pieces, s'mores and, in one case, an entire slice of cheesecake. The restaurant serves some alcoholic milkshakes, too.
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Known for their over-the-top desserts, the Sugar Factory goes all out for their "Insane Milkshakes." This "Cookie Monster" milkshake is topped with a donut and comes with a cupcake on the side.
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In stark contrast to the Sugar Factory American Brasserie's mostly neutral interior, dishes come in an array of bright colors, like the rainbow sliders pictured here.
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The Sugar Factory American Brasserie even does burgers to the extreme Pictured here is the mac-and-cheese burger.
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The entertainment complex is the brain-child of TCL Chinese Theatre President Alwyn Hight Kushner and Sugar Factory founder Charissa Davidovici.
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The Theatre Box sits at 701 Fifth Ave., the location of the former Reading Cinema, which suddenly shuttered in 2016.
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