Studio Movie Grill CityCentre Review

Our family received complementary tickets to Studio Movie Grill during the GoHouston! Travel Campaign hosted by New Creative Writing and Social Media Marketing, home to Money Saving All opinions are my own.

Studio Movie Grill

Our last stop on our Houston adventure was Studio Movie Grill CityCentre for Despicable Me 2. Studio Movie Grill is more than just a movie theater. It’s a movie and dining experience in one! When we arrived to get our seats for the movie we were told they only had the front two rows left. I wasn’t surprised because it is a very popular movie and one we had definitely been looking forward to seeing! That was fine with us!

You are then given seat assignments, which are shown on the computer screen when you get your tickets. I had never experienced this before, but I realized the major advantage when we walked into the theater because we didn’t have to find 5 open seats in a row or ask anybody to scoot down so we could all sit together. We had our 5 seats in a row with no fuss! The seats are also large and comfortable, and there was plenty of space for my purse under the table in front of me.

When entering you are given a full menu. You can order a meal or simply popcorn and drinks. Since we had just come from brunch at Straits we simply ordered popcorn and drinks. The best part was we didn’t have to wait in line! That is always my least favorite part as well as getting the napkins, adding salt, etc. while the kids still ask about all the other goodies they saw but didn’t get. At Studio Movie Grill we got to avoid all of that. When you are ready for food or drinks you simply push the red button, tell them what you would like, and they bring it all to you! If you want something like salt or extra butter you just let your server know. Our server also brought us plenty of napkins. I have heard great things about their pizzas and desserts as well!

They also came and cleaned up for us as well! So, we just got to sit back and enjoy the movie we had been so excited to see!

Studio Movie Grill

Studio Movie Grill offers a military discount, and many others were using a Groupon purchase as well. Their movie prices are already very reasonable, but who doesn’t like to save a little extra? If you have special needs children like we do you might be happy to know Studio Movie Grill offers monthly private Special Needs Screenings of popular family-friendly movies. Their Special Needs Screening for July was (no surprise!) Despicable Me 2 on July 13th and is available at most Studio Movie Grill Locations. Special Needs Children and their siblings are free. Additional tickets are only $6.

Whether you are looking for something fun for the family or a dinner and a movie date Studio Movie Grill has a lot to offer! You can purchase tickets online.

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  1. I love the Special needs nights. What an awesome option. It just makes me want to go back to SMG that much more.

    • I agree! Although all three of our kids have special needs they actually do OK at movies, but I love that they offer this because sometimes there are days that are unpredictable, and I know we can at least have one day each month we could enjoy a movie without worry!

  2. I had no idea about the special needs program, that’s awesome.

  3. Autumn~Bloggin Momma says

    We have a couple dine and movie places in Asheville but I love that bar in SMG!!! I have to agree with everyone else… Special Needs night is awesome, you can’t find that just anywhere!! Wonderful review!

  4. Krista Bainbridge

    We have a dine and view movie theater too – but it is a little more low key – just pizza and ice cream. We love to do that! I wish ours were more accommodating for special needs – how wonderful that this place is!!

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