Edward Cinema Coming To Santa Maria
Edwards Theatre is building a $ 8.6 million 14-screen movie theater in the Santa Maria Town Center complex. The new cineplex replaces the former Gottschalks building and is expected to open late this year.
SLO Airport Traffic Down 4.7%
San Luis Obispo Regional Airport recorded a down year in 2012 accommodating 259,505 passengers compared to 272,429 in 2011 – a 4.7% decline. The numbers are down from the years 2002 to 2008 when the airport saw an average more than 300,000 passengers fly here.Airport management says demand is there but the number of seats in the market available though the 2 airlines based here are down compared to earlier this decade.
Outdoor Amphitheater In Wine Country
Paso Robles, CA. – San Francisco based Prescient Entertainment, in partnership with AEG Live, has been selected as the exclusive promoter to book the inaugural concert season at the 3,300 seat VinaRobles Amphitheatre, which is set to open in summer 2013.
The new state-of-the art boutique amphitheatre is located adjacent to Vina Robles Winery’s existingHospitality Center in the heart of Paso Robles wine country. The amphitheatre, nestled on a picturesque oak-dotted hillside, will feature a combination of tiered reserved seats, VIP boxes, and general admission lawn seating; offering a variety of ticket pricing options for concert-goers. VIP and Season ticket holders will be able to immerse themselves in the full concert experience with access to luxury services including valet parking, VIP/artist reception area, and first-class pre show dining options.
The venue is scheduled to host 15 to 20 events a year between April and October beginning in midsummer of 2013. Opening day has not yet been scheduled. “I am excited to partner with AEG Live and Vina Robles Winery to book our first of many seasons at this incredible new venue.” says Lee Smith, President of Prescient Entertainment. “The addition of booking the Vina Robles Amphitheatre was a natural fit for us because we already produce concerts in similar venues in both Northern and Southern California. Vina Robles will allow us to bring these same artists to Paso Robles as they travel between cities.”
General Manager, Tim Reed who has overseen the development of the project says, “This facility represents a new high-water mark for entertainment on the Central Coast and will forever change the local concert-going experience. We look forward to working with Lee and his team to bring first class concerts to Paso Robles. The Vina Robles Amphitheatre will become the premier outdoor entertainment destination between Santa Barbara and the Bay Area.”
Oner Hans Nef describes the winery’s plan”.We craft wines that represent a stylistic bridge between the Old and New worlds, capturing the finesse associated with European wines while celebrating the bold natural flavors of our estate vineyards in Paso Robles. Here, proprietor Hans Nef and managing partner Hans – R. Michel bring their Swiss heritage to California’s Central Coast, where they aim to unite the
best of both experiences. We specialize in varieties that excel in the complex soils and nuanced microclimates of Paso Robles, and we also embrace unconventional blends as an opportunity to create wines of distinctive quality and character.”