CHARLOTTE — Studio Movie Grill, the original first-run, in-theater dining concept that revolutionized the theatergoing experience, is opening its second Charlotte location Wednesday, Dec. 18. SMG Prosperity Village is at 5336 Docia Crossing Road, off I-485 in Highland Creek.
SMG will feature luxury recliners in 10 dine-in auditoriums and house a full-service bar and lounge area serving a made-to-order American Grill menu and premium drinks.
SMG first opened its doors in 1998 and launched in North Carolina with Charlotte’s Epicentre in 2013. Today, SMG Prosperity Village marks the company’s 34th location across 10 states. SMG believes in supporting the local community by working with Charlotte food vendors and offering a variety of beers from local craft breweries.
Guests visiting SMG Prosperity Village will enjoy a more elevated menu than the Epicentre theater with specialty items including a Hummus Plate, Heirloom Tomato Avocado Toast, Sesame-Seared Ahi Tuna Bowl, and Brisket Sliders alongside its fan favorites such as Coconut Chicken Tenders, flatbread pizzas and burgers. Bar highlights include eight signature cocktails, five specialty margaritas, a variety of wines and draft beers.
“We’re very excited to open our second Studio Movie Grill location in Charlotte. Charlotteans can enjoy the same service and experience they know and love from the Epicentre, with an elevated spin on the menu, seating and lobby area,” said Jenelle Brown, SMG area director.
Moviegoers are invited to come enjoy the newest upscale theater in Charlotte showcasing SMG’s signature design. Guests are invited to relax in custom-designed Inorca VIP leather recliners and experience state-of-the-art Q-SYS sound, Christie DLP-powered projection and Dolby 3D systems to ensure the most comfortable cinematic viewing. Each theater features built-in tabletops and “push for service” call buttons at your seat to enable guests to order from the full-service premium bar and extensive menu.
“We are deeply committed to our mission to open hearts and minds, one story at a time, and to making a positive impact with our new location at Studio Movie Grill Prosperity Village. We are humbled to provide a place for families, friends and organizations to gather together and give back to their local community,” said Brian Schultz, SMG’s Founder/CEO.
PURCHASING TICKETS: To buy tickets for SMG Prosperity Village, visit its website, the box office or reserve a seat on the SMG Theaters iOS or Android mobile app. Every SMG theater offers 100 percent reserved seating online and at the box office. All day on Tuesdays, guests are invited to try a luxury movie-going experience for $5. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.studiomoviegrill.com/ticketing.
SPECIAL NEEDS SCREENINGS: Launching Jan. 25 with “The Voyage of Dr. Doolittle” and an adaptive bike giveaway to a local child with special needs, in partnership with Variety the Children’s Charity of the United States, SMG’s long-standing Special Needs Screenings will be shown on the Saturday morning after the release of a family movie at 11 a.m. to accommodate families raising children with special needs. A pillar of SMG’s mission and outreach since 2003, Special Needs Screenings are shown with the lights up and the volume lowered and children are free to move around, talk or even dance in the aisles. Screenings are free to children with special needs and their siblings, while other family members will receive matinee pricing to encourage families to attend together. For more information on future films and dates, visit https://www.studiomoviegrill.com/Movie/Film-Series/Special-Needs-Screenings.
CHEFS FOR CHILDREN: In partnership with Charlotte’s Metro School, the Prosperity Village beneficiary, SMG will donate 5 percent of the proceeds to Metro School for every menu item purchased with the “Chefs for Children” badge. To date, the program has donated over $1 million to local nonprofits serving children with special needs. Visit https://www.studiomoviegrill.com/Story/chefs-for-children.
STUDIO EVENTS: SMG is a great event venue and the choice of some of the largest corporations and organizations in the country for thousands of private events each year. SMG’s Studio Events team is on-hand to create meetings, seminars, product training, employee appreciation, team building, private parties and movie premieres. Private event and fundraising 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 developed by in-house chefs. For more information, visit https://www.studiomoviegrill.com/events.
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