Star Cinema Grill Coming to CityCentre

Star Cinema Grill - CityCentre - Entry Rendering

Transforming the former Studio Movie Grill space with a total renovation beginning April 1.

Houston, Texas ( March 25, 2024 ) -

Star Cinema Grill, the leading locally-owned-and-operated cinema chain in Houston, is set to ignite the city’s entertainment scene with the opening of its 10th location at CityCentre, one of Houston’s most prestigious developments. This milestone marks the 13th dine-in cinema for Culinary Khancepts, renowned for its innovative brands including Hollywood Palms Cinema, Reel Luxury Cinemas, and the well-known Houston staples, Liberty Kitchen, State Fare Kitchen and Bar, and the iconic River Oaks Theatre, slated to open later this year.

“We are incredibly excited,” says Omar Khan, president of Culinary Khancepts. “Our luxury cinema brand perfectly complements the exceptional atmosphere of CityCentre. Houston is our hometown, and we are committed to delivering the ultimate dining and cinematic experience for all our guests for years to come.”

Star Cinema Grill will begin transforming the former Studio Movie Grill (SMG) space on April 1st, temporarily closing to train and transition the wonderful staff that is currently part of the Culinary Khancepts family. The theatre will reopen to the public on or before April 18th and continue operating while undergoing a complete makeover. Star Cinema Grill will revamp the interior and bring a new, award-winning design that features state-of-the-art amenities, cutting-edge technology including laser projection and Dolby sound systems, as well as luxury seating with heated recliners, premium privacy pods with blankets, and the first time, seat massagers. The renovation is slated to be complete by mid-November 2024.

“The theater will get a top to bottom update where no detail will be overlooked. We want to ensure Star Cinema Grill CityCentre provides the best cinema dining experience in the city,” Khan promises.

Studio Movie Grill’s last day of operation was Sunday, March 24th – marking the end of an era. “Leaving this location was bittersweet, but a future within CityCentre wasn’t in the cards,” explained SMG’s CEO, Ted Croft. “We extend a heartfelt thank you to our CityCentre neighbors for 15 wonderful years of ‘Eat. Drink. Movies’ and to Star Cinema Grill for collaborating with us to offer new opportunities to our cherished team members. We remain committed to finding new locations and maintaining our presence in the Greater Houston area.”

“We extend our appreciation for Studio Movie Grill’s long-standing presence,” said Trevor Janecek, Managing Director, Portfolio and Asset Management at Parkway, “and are eager to see the transformative impact that the partnership with Star Cinema Grill will bring to this flagship property.”

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About Star Cinema Grill
Houston-based Star Cinema Grill is a privately held dine-in theater concept treating guests to unforgettable cinematic experiences with unmatched hospitality, cutting edge technologies, beautifully designed facilities and premium food and beverage offerings. Star Cinema Grill currently operating twelve cinemas in Texas & Illinois and is a sister company to Culinary Khancepts which operates several restaurant brands including Liberty Kitchen, State Fare Kitchen & Bar and The Audrey, with Leo’s River Oaks and Mayahuel opening in 2024.