16 Aug 2014
If you’ve been lucky enough to hang out in The Cobblestone this summer, you probably saw a bustle of activity at the former site of The Cobblestone Cinema. A major remodel has been going on creating what is about to become the Tahoe Art Haus and Cinema.
The Tahoe Art Haus will show movies of course, both commercial attractions and independent films, but it also will have a dance floor, a stage for live performances and music, and a bar with craft beers both on tap and in the bottle. The concession stand will include a Popcorn Spice Bar and locally baked goodies.
The remodel has dramatically changed the interior with a VIP Section, ADA seating, and 75 refurbished seats. A new state of the art digital projector will be installed for movies, and the stage will be the home of the Tahoe Youth Ballet. In other words, it is not just a movie theater, but a new event center for Tahoe City, just a one minute stroll from the Hauserman Rental Group office.
The soft opening of the Art Haus on September 5th and 6th will be the movie Trattoria, a “drama-comedy set in the San Francisco restaurant scene.” Douglas Dale, proprietor of Wolfdale’s in Tahoe City was the food designer for the movie, and his daughter Christine Dale worked on the production. The event will include the movie, hors d’oeuvres, a glass of wine and a question and answer with the Dale’s after the showing. Then the night continues with an After Party at Wolfdale’s. Tickets are $35 and are available at Ruffles and Ruffnecks in The Cobblestone and Wolfdale’s.
Upcoming films will include Wild Reference and The Last Weekend, filmed at the Dolby Estate on Tahoe’s west shore.