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Historic domed previous San Jose movie household could debut with new part

Domed former Century 21 motion picture theater making at 3161 Olsen Drive in San Jose, watch from the south, principle. (TEF Design and style)

SAN JOSE — A historic former film household in San Jose with a unique domed condition could debut as a thing new underneath a incredibly preliminary proposal being floated at Town Hall.

A revamp of the iconic Century 21 movie theater at 3161 Olsen Travel in San Jose is being prepared, according to files submitted by Federal Realty Financial commitment Belief, the developer and principal owner of the movie theater web-site, adjacent homes and the spot blended-use village of Santana Row throughout the avenue.

But it is not nonetheless obvious what the previous theater will turn into in the future.

“The proposed project is the renovation of the current Century 21 theater,” Federal Realty claimed in the proposal. “This project will consist of a seismic update, new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, interior buildout, addition of skylights and the addition of an inside floor level.”

The proposal is in very preliminary stages and could improve, officers with Federal Realty mentioned.

The interior of domed former Century 21 movie theater building at 3161 Olsen Drive in San Jose, concept.(TEF Design)
The inside of domed previous Century 21 movie theater developing at 3161 Olsen Drive in San Jose, idea. (TEF Structure)

“We are setting up a course of action to acquire approvals to deliver the constructing into a problem where by it may perhaps be deemed for re-use in the upcoming,” a spokesperson for Federal Realty stated in an e-mail to this information group. “We have no distinct re-use options for the constructing at this time.”

Even now, the actual estate company explained some attainable future employs for the very long-shuttered cinema advanced, according to the proposal.

The renovations and upgrades will be executed in a fashion to produce plenty of adaptability for Federal Realty to opt for a potential purpose for the outdated creating.

Cutaway view of domed former Century 21 movie theater building at 3161 Olsen Drive in San Jose, concept.(TEF Design)
Cutaway look at of domed former Century 21 film theater setting up at 3161 Olsen Travel in San Jose, idea. (TEF Design)

“The layout staff will involve provisions to accommodate the potential to assistance office environment, kitchen area, cafeteria, gym and little details center” utilizes, in accordance to the submitting.

The achievable eventualities also visualize a executing arts centre or a cafe.

“The venture will renovate the existing composition and transform it into a 3-story room by including two floors in the dome over the ground floor,” Ryan Joyce Structural Design and style mentioned in a description of the project, according to the filing.

Federal Realty envisions a constructing with a bright, airy and perfectly-lit inside, in accordance to concepts included in the proposal.

Interior view of domed former Century 21 movie theater building at 3161 Olsen Drive in San Jose, concept. (TEF Design)
Inside look at of domed previous Century 21 motion picture theater making at 3161 Olsen Travel in San Jose, strategy. (TEF Layout)

“New skylights, positioned at the center of the dome, on the perimeter edges of amount two, and previously mentioned the lobby entrance, will offer a considerable amount of money of daylight to the inside,” the proposal said.

The domed theater was constructed in 1964 and is in the vicinity of the famed Winchester Mystery Home. More than the decades, the 1-time cinema palace screened blockbusters these as the first trio of “Star Wars” films, as well as some “Indiana Jones” videos, alongside with extra recent hits this sort of as “Frozen.”

The theater closed its doors in 2014. That same yr, the Century 21 motion picture property was specified a town historic landmark.

Entry area of domed former Century 21 movie theater building at 3161 Olsen Drive in San Jose, concept. (TEF Design)
Entry location of domed former Century 21 motion picture theater making at 3161 Olsen Drive in San Jose, notion. (TEF Design)

The domed creating is following to a brand name-new modern-day business office developing regarded as A single Santana West. It’s also upcoming to the websites of foreseeable future workplace buildings that symbolize later phases of the Santana West sophisticated. Santana Row is on the other aspect of South Winchester Boulevard.

At current, the domed creating totals 19,000 square toes, consisting mainly of 18,000 sq. feet on the ground flooring and 1,000 square ft on the next flooring where the projection booth was situated.

The interior reconstruction work that will develop a few flooring in the setting up is slated to whole 29,000 to 34,500 sq. toes, based on the final configuration of the inside of the construction.

The old motion picture house composition is anticipated to be woven into the cloth of the evolving Santana West campus at the corner of Winchester Boulevard and Olsen Travel.

“Federal Realty intends to produce this historic setting up as part of a 13-acre combined-use commercial growth,” according to the filing.