As seen on SA Live - Tuesday, January 19, 2021
SAN ANTONIO – Today at 1 p.m. on SA Live, popcorn, charcuterie, a famous boxer’s new gym, a trendy way to craft and more. 🍿 Look for your answer today from 1-2 p.m. on KSAT 12 & KSAT.com! Posted by SA Live on Tuesday, January 19, 2021Looking for a fun place to do a trendy craft? SA Live airs weekdays at 1 p.m. on KSAT 12. Stream the show anytime from the KSAT TV app on Roku, Fire Stick, a smart TV or smartphone.
Movie theaters offer discounts, freebies for National Popcorn Day on Tuesday around San Antonio
What better way to kick off the new year than with a free bag of movie theater popcorn? You can treat yourself to some free popcorn at all EVO Entertainment theaters in Central Texas on Tuesday, Jan. 19, in honor of National Popcorn Day. You won’t even need to purchase a movie ticket to get the free popcorn, according to a release from EVO Entertainment. There are a few EVO Entertainment theaters fairly close to San Antonio, including locations in Schertz, Fredericksburg, San Marcos, New Braunfels, and more. Santikos theaters are also offering a promotion in honor of National Popcorn Day with discounted bags of popcorn.
San Antonio’s Santikos Entertainment gets $50-million loan to ride out COVID-19 pandemic
SAN ANTONIO – Editor’s note: This story was published through a partnership between the San Antonio Business Journal and KSAT. Santikos Entertainment has obtained a $50 million loan that puts the Alamo City-based owner of several movie theaters on firmer financial footing as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on. The loan — facilitated by The Bank of San Antonio through the Federal Reserve Bank’s Main Street Lending Program — will be used to pay off an existing private banking loan whose terms had become burdensome. Without the new loan, Santikos would have been forced to maximize its debt against other assets to maintain operations, CEO Tim Handren said. Read more on this story at the San Antonio Business Journal.
You can watch a Christmas movie with Santa Claus at Santikos theaters
SAN ANTONIO – Did you know that Santa likes the Grinch? For a limited time, guests can enjoy the Santikos Santa Experience from Dec. 20-23 at four Santikos locations. Seuss’ The Grinch,” with a surprise visit from Santa at the end of the movie. Everyone in attendance is asked to ensure that there are a minimum of two seats between you and the party next to you. Santa Experience dates and locations are as follows:12/20 Mayan12/21 Cibolo12/22 Palladium12/23 Casa BlancaFor more information visit https://www.santikos.com/santaexperience/.
Cooter Browns Saloon set to close its doors due to impact from COVID-19 pandemic
SAN ANTONIO – Management at Cooter Browns Saloon say they are shutting their doors after they have exhausted all other options during the COVID-19 pandemic. This was not an easy decision, but after weighing all of our options, it made the most sense,” Cooters said on Facebook. We do not have the ‘deep pockets’ that Santikos does, and it is not secret that Santikos does not have the best reputation when it comes to their tenants,” Cooters said on Facebook. “God willing, this is not the last that you have seen of Cooters…just the last for now,” Cooters said on Facebook. Related: ‘We just couldn’t do it anymore’: Doors close for good at some Bexar County bars
South Texas Blood and Tissue Center to hold emergency blood drive Monday
SAN ANTONIO – The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center is holding an emergency blood drive in an effort to rebuild its local supply. The center needs 500 donations per day Sunday and Monday to rebuild its supply and meet the demands of local patients, a spokesperson for the center said. All blood donations, but especially those of having an O blood type, are encouraged to schedule their appointments as soon as possible. The center’s goal is to have at least a three-day supply of all blood types, the STBTC said. All blood donations will be tested for antibodies through Oct. 30, officials said.
Santikos Embassy to reopen Friday with $5 movies
SAN ANTONIO Another movie theater is set to reopen in San Antonio this weekend. Santikos Embassy will reopen its doors on Friday with established physical distancing protocols in place in the theaters and at the bar, according to a press release. The location is offering $5 tickets for movies like The Greatest Showman, Knives Out, Irresistible and more. A full list of movies available to watch at The Embassy this weekend has not yet been published on the theaters website. Learn more about Santikos safety protocols below:Santikos Embassy is located at 13707 Embassy Road.
Santikos, EVO Entertainment giving out free movie tickets every week
SAN ANTONIO – Rewards members for Santikos and EVO Entertainment have a new perk: free movie tickets. San Antonio-based Santikos has announced that it will load two free movie tickets into the accounts of reward members every Thursday. EVO Entertainment also announced a similar deal, except with four free tickets. Santikos Entertainment offering one free movie ticket a day for active military, veteransEVO also said Elevate Members will receive up to 20% off food and drinks, depending on their “member tier.” For more information, click here. Because of the delay in movie premieres, both EVO and Santikos are offering a variety of newer and classic flicks for $5.
What San Antonians need to know before going to the movies
SAN ANTONIO – Closures of non-essential businesses like bars, bowling alleys and movie theaters were announced on March 14 by Governor Greg Abbott to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Movie tickets are only $5 and all showtimes are listed on Santikos’ main website. “We’ve trained our staff on opening and closing doors, and we’ve really eliminated contact points throughout the whole theater,” Brooks said. The grab and go options like chips, candy or bottled sodas aren’t available, but Brooks said main items remain available for purchase. “Again, we eliminated a touchpoint of a cup, going back to one of our freestyle machines or ICEE machines.
Santikos Theater, Ingram Park Mall reopen with new safety protocols
San Antonio – Today's the day many local business owners have been waiting for. Some establishments, including restaurants, retailers, and museums in San Antonio can now reopen with limited capacity, based on Governor Greg Abbott’s plan to safely revive the state’s economy. Ingram Park Mall’s doors are open again and about 20% of the stores inside are welcoming customers. They said it will take some time to implement the safety plan, but they plan on announcing a date soon. These are the businesses in San Antonio that will/won’t reopen this weekend under Governor’s plan to reopen Texas economy
Santikos Entertainment furloughs employees amid COVID-19 pandemic
SAN ANTONIO – Santikos Entertainment announced earlier this week that it will furlough its employees as COVID-19 continues to spread across the city of San Antonio and the nation. Santikos theaters closed their doors on March 19 when the city’s mandatory closure of non-essential businesses went into effect. Economic Security Act); however, businesses with more than 500 employees are not eligible, and Santikos employs more than 500 people. “I figure, if that’s what I have to do to you all then that’s what I have to do." COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019.
How Santikos became San Antonio’s theater chain, and its plans for two new locations
(Images of John L. Santikos and theaters provided by the Santikos company.) Santikos opened the Palace Theater in 1923 and expanded to drive-ins, including the Mission and San Pedro locations in the 1940s. (KSAT)(Images of John L. Santikos and theaters provided by the Santikos company.) (KSAT)(Images of John L. Santikos and theaters provided by the Santikos company.) (KSAT)(Images of John L. Santikos and theaters provided by the Santikos company.)
John L Santikos Charitable Foundation invests in accurate census count
The John L Santikos Charitable Foundation, a branch of the San Antonio Area Foundation, is investing $200,000 in the Complete Count Committee for the 2020 U.S. Census to make sure federal funding is secured and protected for our area. The committee engages with local nonprofit partners, who often play a crucial role in identifying those who are at most risk of not completing the census. Even a 1% undercount for Texas could mean a potential loss of about $300 million every year until the net census.
Santikos opening new ‘state-of-the-art’ theater in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – Santikos just announced plans to open a new theater on the North Side. Santikos announces new theater on far northwest side of San AntonioSantikos puts 100% of the company’s profits back into the community through the San Antonio Area Foundation. “John Santikos’ vision was to have his businesses grow and continue operating for the benefit of the community.”Santikos announced the opening of its 10th theater in November. SA’s newest dine-in movie theater Flix Brewhouse announces opening date, dealsSantikos Galaxy Theater on San Antonio’s Northeast Side reopened on Nov. 22 after an extensive remodel. The goal is to carry on John Santikos’ legacy and make an impact in our community,” said Handren.
Santikos Galaxy Theater to reopen after extensive remodeling
SAN ANTONIO – Santikos Galaxy Theater on San Antonio’s Northeast Side is set to reopen on Nov. 22 after an extensive remodel. Santikos Entertainment pushed the original opening date back to “allow more time to train staff,” according to a press release. Santikos Galaxy Set to Reopen November 22nd (Lisa Zamora, Santikos Entertainment)Fans of Disney’s “Frozen” franchise are in luck, the theater will reopen in time for the premier of “Frozen II.”“We look forward to hosting the community," a spokesperson with Santikos said. Santikos Galaxy Set to Reopen November 22nd (Lisa Zamora, Santikos Entertainment)The theater, located at 2938 NE Loop 410, was rebranded as the Rialto BrewHaus in 2003 but the decades-old building was in need of a facelift. After closing in July, the entire theater was gutted to make way for a blast-from-the-past conversion back to the Galaxy Theater, originally opened in 1979.