Yesterday we told you that the old porno theatre, Fox Cinema, in Mount Pleasant, has been handed over to the businessmen behind The Rickshaw and The Waldorf. Although officially, it isn’t The Waldorf, the same group is behind the soon to open live music venue in Mount Pleasant and folks all over the internet have dubbed it to be the “new Waldorf.”
The Waldorf at its previous location was great, it was beacon of hope shining brightly in Vancouver’s perceived cultural void. Ever since news of its abrupt closure, many were left wondering what was to become of Vancouver’s arts scene. If you could place The Waldorf anywhere in the city, Mount Pleasant would have to be near the top of the list. The location is prime, it’s more pedestrian and transit friendly, plus it’s in the hub of a burgeoning arts and tech area, Mount Pleasant. The perfect place for the new Waldorf.
But before any of this can happen, they’ll have to put on their HAZMAT suits and sanitize the place, thoroughly. It was after all a porno theatre, and we can all guess what went on in there. Make no mistake everything will be completely replaced. They have too, just look at the condition of the seats in the theatre and of course all that other stuff.
Image via Yelp
The city is very supportive of the project. Vision Vancouver is a huge supporter of the arts scene and wanted to save The Waldorf, so their support makes perfect sense. The only drawback will be the liquor licensing.
The Fox Cabaret is slated to open in the Fall of 2014.