Star Cinema Grill, 53 S. Evergreen Avenue opened Friday night at 8:00 p.m. in downtown Arlington Heights.
The old Arlington Theaters location is almost entirely remodeled. Arlington Theaters closed because costs for digital projectors which were needed to continue to show current major releases. The older theater closed a year ago. New owners spent millions to install the new projectors and screens, updated seats, tables for food that is served in the theaters, a bar in the lobby and a remodeled ticket window.
Because of the dining tables, the number of seats available in the six-auditorium theater has been reduced from more than 1,500 to about 700 seats.
Movie prices are $10.50 for adults, $9:50 for people over age 60, $9 for shows before 6 p.m. and $8 for children 2 to 10.
Inside the Star Cinema Grill, each table has a buzzer for customers to press and summon their server. Each guest receives a menu card with all the food and drink options so they can check off their order without speaking and without distracting people viewing the movie that is showing.
Guests who want to order food should arrive 30 to 40 minutes before a movie starts so that orders can be placed and served before showtime. Servers cut off alcohol sales and pass out bills near the end of the movie.
Personal tours of the theater are available even if can’t make a movie on the day that you would like to see the theater.
The official website for Star Cinema Grill in Arlington Heights is chicago.starcinemagrill.net. Star Cinema Grill is not yet listed on moviefone, Fandango, Yahoo! movies or Google movies.
The first movies showing at Star Cinema Grill are the following …
Despicable Me 2 (2D)
Despicable Me 2 (3D)
Man of Steel (2D)
Monsters University (2D)
The Lone Ranger
White House Down
World War Z (2D)
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