Seven Seas Entertainment Group, the media group behind “Sonys Movies” and “Sonies Entertainment Wall,” has signed a $25 million deal to develop an entertainment wall in the San Diego area.
The deal is the first major media group to enter into a partnership with a new entertainment venture.
The San Diego-based company, which is also behind the “Sonics” movie and music streaming service, plans to construct a 5,000-square-foot (15,000 square meters) “movie studio” in the city of San Diego that will feature an 8,000 seat theater and three-screen cinema.
The company has been developing the project since early 2017 and the San Francisco-based studio has hired two of its top design consultants, Michael E. Wilson and Andrew R. Smith, to lead the project.
Seven Seas said the company will operate the project out of a former warehouse it built at 1250 South San Pablo Ave., where the company currently operates a media center and office.
The company said the new project will include a two-story, four-screen “movie theater” and an “8,000+ seat” cinema that will be accessible from the street.
The new entertainment studio will feature seven screens, including four high-definition and one wide screen, plus a 360-degree video projection system.
The project also includes a hotel that will include an entertainment lounge with bar, lounge and conference rooms, and a food court.
The hotel will have a rooftop terrace overlooking the entertainment studio, which will include three restaurants.
The new project also will include several retail space, including a boutique store, a restaurant and an art gallery.
It also will incorporate a community kitchen and other amenities, including an outdoor patio and a rooftop gymnasium.
The project will be completed in 2023.
Seven Sea Entertainment Group said the San Diegans are among the most diverse, culturally diverse communities in the world.
It will build a diverse, diverse, innovative, and collaborative environment that creates jobs, fosters community, and builds a thriving San Diego economy that creates opportunities for all residents, its board of directors said in a statement.