Studio Movie Grill Reopens More Theaters This Week, Offers Free Tickets to Loyalty Members Using the SMG App

Arlington Lincoln Square and Plano, TX, Duluth, GA, & Wheaton, IL open this Friday, 14th August

(August 12, 2020) – Studio Movie Grill (“SMG”) continues its commitment to reopen theaters with additional locations opening this Friday, August 14 at Arlington Lincoln Square and Plano in Texas, Duluth in Georgia and Wheaton in Illinois.

“SMG is extremely happy to safely welcome guests back to movies on the big screen. We have a wide variety of films playing including classics and several new releases from smaller distributors; which are impressively driving pre-pandemic levels of attendance. New movies from the major studios are right around the corner including the highly anticipated “Tenet” from Warner Bros,” Founder/CEO Brian Schultz shared.

SMG attributes much of its success to a handful of new initiatives, new technologies, and the continued loyalty from SMG Access members. “As the brand celebrates its love of movies and our heartfelt gratitude, new and existing SMG Access members can reserve (4) four free movie tickets for select CLASSICS films when they log in and book through the SMG App,” said Tonya Mangels, Head of Revenue and Marketing. “We added new perks including earning points on food and drinks, plus upgraded the app for convenient, contactless menu ordering”. Access membership is free, and the SMG App is available for download at Apple’s App Store or on Google Play. Once logged in, any Access member can use the offer up to once daily through August 23.

SMG was one of the first to offer guests the opportunity to book an exclusive private auditorium for only $200. A theater rental can accommodate almost any number of guests and has been immensely popular for birthday parties, movie events, surprise parties, and other socially distanced get-togethers. Unlike other exhibitors, there are no additional charges for tickets or required minimums for food and beverage at SMG, though the option to order from the freshy-prepared dining menu and full-service bar are available. For more information about available movie titles and to request information, please click HERE.

Advanced tickets are now on sale for “Unhinged” starring Russell Crowe opening 8/21st HERE. And, in anticipation of the much heralded 9/3 release of Christopher Nolan’s film “Tenet”, SMG will show his revolutionary blockbuster “Inception” starting 8/21, which features an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at “Tenet”. The August new film lineup rounds out with “The New Mutants” from Disney, opening 8/28. SMG’s goal is to be the best place to watch a movie with simple and safe ways to enjoy the show.

Health and safety are unequivocally top priority. All touch points meet or exceed current guidance from the CDC, including stringent cleaning and sanitization protocols. Locations will operate at 50% capacity and have social distancing built into the ticket reservation systems. Full details can be found here studiomoviegrill.com/story/reopen.

About Studio Movie Grill
Conceived in 1993, Studio Movie Grill (“SMG”) modernized the traditional movie-going experience by combining first-run movies with full-service, in-theater dining.SMG has swiftly grown to 353 screens in 10 states. SMG was named to Inc. Magazine’s List of “Fastest Growing Private Companies” three years in a row, placed 11th in Box Office Magazine’s Giants of the Industry and, in 2019, 50 films put SMG in the top 10 at the Box Office with key titles grossing as high as #5 in box office receipts. Honoring its commitment to Opening Hearts and Minds, One Story at a Time, SMG’s legacy programs include Special Needs Screenings, Chefs for Children program and annual Opening Hearts & Minds Award, which strive to help families and acknowledge local heroes. In June 2018, SMG created a unique loyalty program, SMG AccessTM which, as loyal guests earn rewards, allows them to join SMG in offering movies and meals to underserved community members. To date, this program has earned over 44,000 movies and meals. For additional information, visit studiomoviegrill.com

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