The complex will be on the southeast corner of Smoketree Street and Ninth Avenue near city hall and the new police station and county building.
“It ties in nicely with the Civic Plaza Park,” said senior planner Stan Liudahl, who gave the staff presentation.
Besides two beer and wine bars located near screening rooms, the 37,168-square-foot facility will have party and game rooms and feature first-run movies. One of the rooms will be designed for live performances and available for rent by community organizations. Major sporting events such as boxing matches are also expected to be shown at the complex. Movie-goers will be able to purchase reserved tickets online.
The commission also allowed a variance for the developer to build taller than the currently allowed 52-foot height limitation to allow for a 60-foot tower. Passage of the variance will pave the way for the construction of two 32-foot-high IMAX screens, which will be the first for the Victor Valley.