The design was intended to act as an illuminated jewel to attract visitors and to introduce an exciting focal point into the staid architectural fabric of downtown Rochester.
The Performing Arts Center will seat 3,000 patrons. It features a Black Box
theatre as well as an impromptu rehearsal space within the iconic pleated glass facade.
A pedestrian bridge connects the PAC with the 12 story building containing four 300 seat movie theatres, for a total of 1200 movie-goers, the second in the nation of its type, other than one in Berkley California.
Adjoining the Cineplex is the landmark Cadillac Hotel whose Art Deco architecture will be preserved and restored, inside and out. It will be re-purposed to support both the Cineplex and the Theatre.
DeWolff Architects Rochester New York: Designers of
Performing Arts and Entertainment Centers