Studio Movie Grill will open a flagship theater in Glendale, California by the end of the year. The in-theatre dining chain will now serve seven communities across California, including Monrovia, Simi Valley, Downey, Redlands, Rocklin and Bakersfield. SMG founder and CEO Brian Schultz made the announcement.
"SMG is thrilled to be expanding and bringing our unique movie-going experience to the movie capital of the world: Los Angeles,” said Schultz. “And we couldn't be more excited to be opening next door to our friends at some of the biggest Hollywood studios where many of the most-popular films we offer our guests are made. We look forward to opening our doors to the film lovers and the film makers that live and work in Glendale and to get to know our new community."
Taking over the former MGM 5-Star Cinema location earlier this year, SMG is in the process of redesigning the entire facility, which will result in 10 screens and offer 780 luxury recliners in the heart of Glendale, and the Downtown Arts & Entertainment District. Located adjacent to the Glendale Galleria and the Americana at Brand, SMG Glendale will encompass nearly 60,000 square feet and will offer unique and innovative features including new and improved luxury recliners with heated seats, cooling cup holders, table lights and adjustable headrests. Additionally SMG Glendale will be partnering with CES+ for a totally integrated theater A/V environment.
SMG Glendale will showcase a new menu uniquely designed exclusively for the new location by executive chef Thad Kelley. The all-new menu features flavorful twists on its American Grill favorites and unique offerings as well as an expanded beverage selection offering American classics and hand crafted cocktails, espresso, specialty bottled beverages, and more. A comfortable, inviting lounge/dining/meeting space with a mid-century Mondrian style influence will welcome guests for pre-show or post-show enjoyment.
SMG Sunset Walk, the brand's third location in Florida, opened earlier this year in Kissimmee/Orlando and, the previously announced SMG Prosperity Market, the brand's second in Charlotte, North Carolina will also open its doors later this year. With the addition of these locations, this will add more than 50 new screens to the existing 333 screens SMG currently operates in 10 states nationwide.
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