Meow Wolf announces its Los Angeles venue

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Meow Wolf has announced more details regarding its Los Angeles-based exhibition.

On Tuesday, the company announced that its latest exhibition will be located in a portion of what is currently the Cinemark complex at Howard Hughes L.A.

The rest of the multiplex is expected to remain open to moviegoers, a company spokesperson told the L.A. Times.

The exhibit, which will be the company’s sixth permanent installation, will open in 2026.

“This is more than an immersive experience,” Jose Tolosa, CEO of Meow Wolf, said in a statement.

“We want it to be a part of the city’s ongoing narrative of growth. Being in Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world, we’re humbled to add to the dynamic interplay between art and entertainment here. Meow Wolf Los Angeles will blur the lines between reality and fantasy, inviting everyone to become part of a living, breathing spectacle.”

A person walks into a fake cooler that leads to a hidden hallway at Omega Mart, an immersive art installation by arts production company Meow Wolf, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Las Vegas. The installation is located at Area15, a retail and entertainment complex in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)People walk through Omega Mart, an immersive art installation by arts production company Meow Wolf, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Las Vegas. The installation is located at Area15, a retail and entertainment complex in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)File – In this July 14, 2017, file photo, recent high school graduates Abbigail Deason and Grace Branscum, both 18, of Oklahoma City relax inside Meow Wolf’s mazelike exhibition space in Santa Fe, N.M. Creators of a popular immersive art entertainment project in Santa Fe, N.M, are expanding to a major metropolitan market with plans for an interactive exhibit and music venue on a wedge of highway-side property in an industrial stretch of downtown Denver. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, File)The Meow Wolf tourist attraction which has been described as an “immersive, multimedia experiences” at its location in an old bowling alley in Santa Fe, New Mexico on July 31, 2017. Part Disney, part Burning Man, with elements of Dr Who’s TARDIS, a kids’ assault course and the set of a weird game show thrown in, the Meow Wolf attraction is bringing in hundreds of thousands of visitors to Sante Fe. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON / TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Frankie TAGGART, Entertainment-US-Meow-Wolf (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images)The Meow Wolf tourist attraction which has been described as an “immersive, multimedia experiences” at its location in an old bowling alley in Santa Fe, New Mexico on July 31, 2017. Part Disney, part Burning Man, with elements of Dr Who’s TARDIS, a kids’ assault course and the set of a weird game show thrown in, the Meow Wolf attraction is bringing in hundreds of thousands of visitors to Sante Fe. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON / TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Frankie TAGGART, Entertainment-US-Meow-Wolf (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images)A woman walks down stairs while exploring Omega Mart, an immersive art installation by arts production company Meow Wolf, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, in Las Vegas. The installation is located at Area15, a retail and entertainment complex in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Santa Fe, N.M.-based company announced plans to expand to Southern California earlier in May.

Meow Wolf’s exhibitions can be considered part art museum, part escape room and part playhouse. The company has opened locations in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, the Dallas-Fort Worth metro and Denver. An additional exhibition in Houston is on the way.

Each location has a theme. For example, in Santa Fe, visitors explore an odd family home full of hidden surprises, and in Las Vegas, visitors journey through an interactive grocery store.

KTLA’s technology reporter Rich DeMuro visited the Las Vegas location, known as Omega Mart, in 2021.

“I went to Omega Mart not knowing what to expect,” DeMuro wrote. “I knew it was art and full of techy surprises, but the actual place just wowed me. Basically, the premise is that it’s a grocery store, but you quickly discover hidden passageways to a world where you can spend hours exploring.”

The Meow Wolf expansion news comes just weeks after the company laid off 165 workers in a cost-saving venture, according to KTLA sister station KDVR in Denver.

The company says more details about its L.A. location, including a theme, will be announced in the coming months.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.

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