Introduced in 1993, CityWalk was the prototypical one-stop leisure destination that redefined the mall of yesteryear as a vibrant multi-sensory outdoor complex. With grand neon signs and larger-than-life decorative sculptures complimenting the diverse offerings, this whimsical street was reflective of L.A.’s eclectic landscape and distinguishing characteristics. Hailed as a revolutionary achievement at its inception, CityWalk was constructed in collaboration with visionary architect Jon Jerde to mastermind the quintessential urban California street, set amid a theme park and a movie studio, and sandwiched between palm trees and asphalt.
Located adjacent to Universal Studios Hollywood the iconic open-air leisure destination features dynamic entertainment, dining and shopping options, reflective of the area’s rich cultural diversity. This includes:
- 5 Towers Outdoor Concert Arena
- Eclectic dining including, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Antojitos Cocina Mexicana, Vivo Italian Kitchen, Voodoo Doughnut, NBC Sports Grill & Brew opening in 2020 and Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen opening in 2021
- The Universal Cinema is Los Angeles’ premier state of the art movie theatre and Director’s Lounge Cocktail Bar. For film buffs, Universal CityWalk has long been the epicentre for fans seeking an environment that matches the excitement of their favourite blockbuster movies. Delivering modern, high-tech elegance and chic sophistication, the split-level movie theatre offers a stylish and inviting place that captures the spirt of the glamourous movie studio—complete with screening room quality theatres and ultra-plush reclining seats.
The 18 theatre Cinema has been upgraded with the most technologically advanced sight and sound achievements, which represents the first multiplex in the United States to incorporate Christie laser projection, Christie Vive audio sound system and Dolby ATMOS with recliner seating to deliver maximum-impact movie presentations. The installation of new, state-of-the art screens, perforated to enable 360-degree audio, complement the overall movie going experience.