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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the Highly Anticipated Release of Captain America: Civil War at SMG’s Newest Location

SMG_LOGO blue on whiteStudio Movie Grill (“SMG”), the leading full-service, in-theater dining chain will celebrate its 24th national location and 12th Texas theater on Thursday, May 5, 2016. SMG Pearland, located at the Shops at Boulder Creek, 8440 South Sam Houston East Parkway, Houston, TX 77075 will be more than 44, 000 square feet housing 12 custom auditoriums and over 1300 luxury seats for guests.

The May 5th, Cinco de Mayo, grand opening celebration weekend kicks off in true Texas style featuring its Southwest inspired cuisine, premium Houston infused drinks like the “Prickly Pearland” margarita and new releases like Captain America Civil War. With its roots based in Texas, it’s a logical fit for SMG to honor the cultural impact and historical significance of the holiday by extending great deals to loyal guests. Families can expect superhero sized deals by texting SMG1 to 444222 to enter to receive a free $10 gift card – all leading up to the exclusive advanced screening of Captain America Civil War at 8 p.m., only available in limited release.

“We are excited to further expand our footprint in our home state,” says CFO Ted Croft. “SMG has been very well received in Houston and we selected the Pearland area for its dynamic growth and high visibility. Guests can expect family friendly events like the superhero sized grand opening to be the standard at this location.”

Individuals and families can dress up and join SMG for superhero fun on the 5th  featuring face painters, live music and family friendly games. Guests can bring out a group to enjoy our “Prickly Pearland” margaritas or try one of the newest menu additions like the Maya or Med Salads, Gourmet Pizzas or thesouthern classic Nutella Beignets in powdered sugar. SMG’s premium bar will showcase a large selectionof local craft beers and signature SMG STUDIO wines from Central California.

SMG Pearland will be one of the first locations to introduce custom made Inorca© luxury VIP leather seating in addition to Christie DLP powered projectors, Dolby 3D systems and Q-SYS sound systems. Each theater will feature custom-built recliners, deluxe lounge chairs with built-in tabletops and ‘push-for-service’ call buttons ensuring the most comfortable and enjoyable movie watching experience. SMG differentiates itself by proudly supporting local initiatives through community outreach and offering programs that make a difference in peoples’ lives.

SMG Pearland will host its Cans Film Festival Food Drive, May 16-19th. Moviegoers who donate four or more canned goods or non-perishable food items during the food drive will receive a free ticket to any movie that day. All donated items will go to replenishing the Pearland Neighborhood Services Food Pantry.

Studio Movie Grill exists to open hearts and minds, one story and time. Most people don’t know that about us, but we believe that movies are the storytellers of our time. We operate in service of this by offering- up SMG as a platform to impact how we think and what we feel. We work hard to create experiences where every one can be impacted by the power of a great movie, sharing a meal with family and friends, and creating wow-experiences for every guest, every time,” said Brian Schultz, Founder/CEO. “Our outreach programs are integral to that purpose.”

Additionally, SMG Pearland is proud to announce “SMG With a Twist”, special alternate programming, offering an affordably priced alternative for the whole family to enhance the movie-going experience. This unique and distinct programming includes the following:

SPECIAL NEEDS SCREENINGS : Family friendly movies are shown with the lights up and the sound down so the children are free to laugh, play, sing and even dance while they watch. Established over eleven years ago, these regularly scheduled screenings offer first-run family movies, free to children with special needs and their siblings. All others pay the before–noon matinee ticket price. On May 7th  the Special Needs feature presentation will be RATCHET AND CLANK at 11am.

DATE NIGHT:  Launches June 1 with ABOUT A BOY at 7:30pm for $3. Grab your partner, and take advantage of our 2 for $25 special food offerings,  for a special night out every first Wednesday of the month.

GIRLS NIGHT OUT:  Grab your girlfriends and your favorite beverage for a fun night out with $3 retro “chick flick” favorites. Offered every second Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm. May 11th’s special feature will be that perennial favorite, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA.

FAMILY REWIND:  Families can start a new tradition with their children and rewind back in time to share their favorite childhood movies for just $3 per ticket. Commencing on May 18th  with RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, this series will continue every third Wednesday at 7:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm. Families can also enjoy a series of popular cartoons each Saturday and Sunday morning at 11:00am.

A popular choice of some of the largest corporations and organizations for event hosting in the country, SMG hosts over 2,500 private events each year. SMG’s Private Events team is on hand to facilitate meetings, seminars, product training, employee appreciation, team building, private parties and movie premiers. Private event packages include state-of-the-art digital projection and presentation equipment: complete audio/video capabilities, Wi-Fi, gaming, and full service food and beverage packages.

All SMG locations offer 100% advanced reserved seating online or at the box office and routinely advertise special offers at More information, including a mailing list sign-up form, is available at