For Immediate Release
Studio Movie Grill’s One Year Anniversary
Raises the Curtain for the Community
April 2, 2007, Copperfield, TX – Studio Movie Grill in Copperfield is proud to announce its One Year Anniversary in April. It takes more than luck and business savvy for an entrepreneur to pioneer a new concept, successfully open four venues with two more on the way in the next year, and continue to outshine competition and exceed patrons’ expectations. Studio Movie Grill attributes much of its success to the community. In celebration of its One Year Anniversary, the movie grill plans to “give back” to the community with free public events, private charity screenings and discounted children’s programs.
The award-winning Studio Movie Grill combines first-run movies, a state-of-the-art viewing experience and high quality food to create ‘Film, Food & Fun’ for all. In Houston, Studio Movie Grill is located at the northeast corner of Highway 6 and West Road in Copperfield, and offers 40,000 square feet and eight screens of blockbuster delight. Recognized as the premier movie grill in the Southwest to showcase first-run movies, Studio Movie Grill offers ticket prices equal to or below those of traditional theaters in addition to on-line ticketing. The experience includes individual leather recliners and call lights to minimize potential disruption. An extensive menu, featured twice on the Food Network’s Top Five, offers sumptuous homemade items cooked to order. Studio Movie Grill exceeds today’s highest THX™ standards. Theaters are outfitted with stadium seating, 100% Dolby Digital EX sound systems, higher gain, wall-to-wall screens and superior projection technology, including high-end reflectors and top-of-the-line projector lenses.
Planned celebratory events include:
FREE SCREENING OF FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST with voice actors in attendance
Wednesday, April 11; 7:30 pm
Winner of “The Best Animated Film” by the Fantasia International Film Festival, Fullmetal Alchemist is a manga series cult classic adored by children and adults alike. Studio Movie Grill is providing a free screening of Fullmetal Alchemist to the public on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30 pm. Movie-goers will get to meet some of the voices from the movie up close and personal including Vic Mignogna voice of Edward Elric, Luci Christian voice of Wrath and Jason Douglas voice of Rudolf Hess. The film was produced by Funimation Films, www.funimationfilms.com. Arrive early to guarantee a seat for the house is expected to be packed!
FREE SCREENING OF BARRICADE
Tuesday, April 17; 7:30 pm
Operated and produced by Timo Rose and producer Ted Geoghegan, Barricade is a thriller jam-packed with bloodthirsty ghouls who enjoy preying on the souls of strangers lost in the Black Forest. The event will be hosted by Mel House, director of the locally-produced, upcoming horror movie Closet Space. Many local filmmakers are expected to attend, and movie-goers will be treated to sneak peeks of upcoming locally-produced horror movies before the screening. Worldweird Cinema has called Barricade “One of the top seven film events of 2006!” The film is unrated. For more information, go to www.myspace.com/barricademovie. First come, first serve seating.
PRIVATE CHARITY EVENT FOR THE SUNSHINE KIDS
Thursday, April 19; 7:30 pm
Continuing to provide opportunities to those in need, Studio Movie Grill provided The Sunshine Kids with 150 complimentary tickets to a movie screening. The Sunshine Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer.
THE PEPSI SUMMER CHILDREN’S SERIES
Mondays, May 28 – August 20; 11:00 am
Studio Movie Grill hosts 13 weeks of special summer shows for kids every Monday - Friday at 11:00 am from May 28 through August 20. From Shrek to Madagascar to Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, the Pepsi Summer Children’s Series offers great movies at even greater prices - $1 for children and $2 for adults. For a complete listing of movies and dates, visit www.studiomoviegrill.com.
ON-GOING SPECIAL NEEDS SCREENINGS
Saturday , May 19, 11:00 a.m.
Movie-going is a magical experience, the opportunity to be transported from reality to an enchanted theater for several hours, that many people take for granted. Children with special needs often do not have the movie-going opportunity because of their conditions. Studio Movie Grill launched a Special Needs Program, in which children with disabilities, such as autism, are invited to share the big screen during a private viewing. The experience has been heart-whelming, tear-shedding and eye-widening, for the parents and children alike. After the success of several special needs screenings, including most recently Meet The Robinsons on March 31, patrons are eagerly anticipating the next screening at 11 a.m. on May 19 of Shrek the Third. Other upcoming special needs screenings include Surf’s Up on Saturday, June 9 and Ratatouille on Saturday, June 30, both at 11:00 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at the box office the day of the event.
KATHERINE TYRA LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM
For the second consecutive year, Studio Movie Grill will be providing a free movie ticket to children who enroll in the Katherine Tyra Library summer reading program. This is an exciting way for Studio Movie Grill to give back to the community and encourage children to keep their reading skills up during the summer so they are ready to head back to the school in the Fall.
Co-Founder, President, and Visionary of Studio Movie Grill, Brian Schultz says, “Houston, especially Copperfield, is a wonderful community, and we are so appreciative of its generosity and support. Our one year anniversary is just as much of a celebration of our neighborhood as it is of our company.”
“Studio Movie Grill’s careful focus on every detail important to enjoying dinner and a movie ensures customers will never have to make the choice of ‘Movie or a meal?’” explains Schultz. “Our careful development of the movie grill concept, over more than 10 years, has enabled us to create the ultimate environment.”
And that environment has been recognized by movie fans and critics alike. Voted “Ultimate Fun & Games 2006” by Houston Chronicle, the award claims, “Wide stadium-seating aisles offer good sight lines to the screen and plenty of room for waiters, tables and comfy, rolling executive chairs. An electronic call system is fast and sure. Food from a Chili's-esque menu ranges from good to very good, and prices are reasonable.”
About Studio Movie Grill
Studio Movie Grill is the pioneer and leader in the movie grill concept, which combines first-run movies with restaurant food service. Studio Movie Grill currently has four locations in Texas – Addison, Arlington, Plano and Copperfield – and is opening a new location in Lewisville on April 30 and a new location in Frisco later this year. Additionally, a second Houston location, SMG Town & Country is planned for 2008. Founded by Brian Schultz, Studio Movie Grill has spent more than a decade refining its concept, and is now aggressively sought by developers as the perfect ‘entertainment anchor’ in new and existing retail developments.
Studio Movie Grill-Copperfield is located at 8580 Highway 6 North, Houston, TX, 77095. More information about Studio Movie Grill, including show times, menus, ticket purchasing, special event listings and other details can be found at www.studiomoviegrill.com or by calling 832-593-6684.
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