San Diego Based Luxury Cinema Concept The Lot Closes All Locations Due To Alleged System-Wide Outage

October 7, 2023

San Diego-based brand of luxury cinemas, The Lot has announced all four locations are currently closed due to an alleged system-wide issue affecting the company.

"Dear Guests," reads the email sent from The Lot. "We regret to inform you that our systems are currently down. We are working diligently to resolve the issue and will provide an update as soon as possible. We will remain closed until further notice. If you have purchased tickets, we will refund and/or exchange tickets for future dates. We appreciate your understanding & apologize for the inconvenience."

On Friday, October 6, The Lot took to social media to announce that its systems were down, without mentioning specifics. Today, the luxury theater company emailed its former guests to state all locations would remain closed for the foreseeable future. There is no word on whether the company was hacked, but their website was completely down at time of posting this article. We reached out to representative from The Lot for more information but did not receive a response despite receiving notification messages were read. Many are speculating the business may actually be permanently closing all or some locations due to financial issues.

Founded in La Jolla in 2015, The Lot is a luxury cinema concept with a full-service, in-house restaurant, cafe, and bar. The company expanded into San Diego's Liberty Station in 2017, then in 2018 opened branches in Fashion Island lifestyle center in Newport Beach and City Center in San Ramon. From the minds of part of the creative team that developed Cinépolis luxury movie theaters, including La Jolla resident Adolfo Fastlicht, The Lot features new releases, box-office hits, independent films, and features a place to watch annual television features like the Super Bowl and The Oscars.

There is no timetable on when or if The Lot will reopen its four existing location. For more information, follow the The Lot on Instagram