Here’s how you can be part of San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo’s official watch parties
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. The rodeo must go on, and in 2021, things will look a little different for the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Because tickets to watch the rodeo in person are limited, the rodeo has teamed up with Santikos Entertainment in order to provide more access for people to watch all the action-packed fun. This year, Santikos Entertainment is the official 2021 San Antonio Rodeo Watch Party. Each day, from Feb. 12–27, you can get in on the watch party at Santikos Palladium.
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.
Film industry loses audience during coronavirus pandemic
However, the reopening of cinemas is struggling to reverse the effect the pandemic has had on the industry. Other titles have been picked up by streaming services, like Disney’s “Mulan” (2020). The company continues to release Netflix Original movies and TV shows like “Ratched,” and soon “The Haunting of Bly Manor,” and “Selena: The Series.” Why? And if going-out is still nerve-racking for others, Netflix, Disney Plus, and other streaming services are just a click away. In any case, remember to play a role in supporting the film industry, in whichever way most comfortable.stmurattlernews.com
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: COVID-19 will make theaters ‘supremely challenged to survive’
SAN ANTONIO – Santikos Entertainment emailed loyalty members on Wednesday asking for help saying COVID-19 will make theaters “supremely challenged to survive.”The entertainment company said that the virus has limited capacity limits in buildings, and the entertainment industry at large is suffering from a lack of exposure overall with limited releases of new movies. “To say it is frustrating would be an understatement,” the company said to loyalty members in the email. The company said it has “worked for months to create safe physically distanced seating, implemented new sanitation policies and created health screening standards for customers.”Despite these efforts, the company is still challenged to survive the COVID-19 outbreak. “The COVID-19 pandemic has put movie theaters like ours at risk of going dark for good,” the email said. “From small independent screens to nationwide exhibitors, movie theaters employ over 150,000 people and have formed a cornerstone of the American experience for generations.”Additionally, the email from Santikos urged loyalty members of the company to lobby Congress, urging representatives to take action to prevent the closure of theaters.
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.
Santikos Entertainment offering one free movie ticket a day for active military, veterans
SAN ANTONIO Santikos Entertainment wants to thank active-duty military members and veterans by offering free movie tickets during National Military Appreciation Month. From now through May 31, Santikos is offering one free ticket per person per day, according to a news release. How Santikos became San Antonios theater chain, and its plans for two new locationsWhile the coronavirus pandemic has caused a disruption in the entertainment industry, Gov. Greg Abbott has allowed movie theaters to open in Texas under social distancing guidelines. Santikos Casa Blanca, Cibolo and Palladium theaters are now open under a 25% capacity limit.
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 selling curbside popcorn to-go for at-home moviegoers
SAN ANTONIO – Whether you’re looking to fulfill a craving for movie theater popcorn or you’re planning a movie night at home with family, Santikos Entertainment has you covered. Although Santikos’ movie theaters are currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company is now offering curbside popcorn. Santikos brings you: Popcorn To-Go! Check out this weekend's large Popcorn To-Go schedule! To learn more on how to get your curbside movie theater popcorn, click here.
Santikos CEO places himself, staff on furlough during stay-at-home order
Santikos CEO places himself, staff on furlough during stay-at-home orderIn a YouTube video uploaded on Friday, Santikos Entertainment CEO Tim Handren said he is placing himself and his staff on furlough until the movie theater chain can reopen. In a YouTube video uploaded on Friday, Santikos Entertainment CEO Tim Handren said he is placing himself and his staff on furlough until the movie theater chain can reopen. Photo: YouTube: Santikos Entertainment Photo: YouTube: Santikos Entertainment Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Santikos CEO places himself, staff on furlough during stay-at-home order 1 / 1 Back to GalleryIn a YouTube video uploaded on Friday, Santikos Entertainment CEO Tim Handren said he is placing himself and his staff on furlough until the movie theater chain can reopen. Santikos temporarily closed its theaters in March after the city ordered all non-essential businesses to shut down to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Handren encouraged the Santikos staff to apply for unemployment to help them get through these next few months.mysanantonio.com
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.
Movie Theaters Among Non-Essential Businesses Ordered Closed by Mayor
The entertainment company based in San Antonio owns and operates eight theaters across the city and one in Cibolo, and boasts more than 1,500 employees. The new measures aim to prevent the spread of COVID-19, ordering all non-essential businesses to close at midnight Thursday. Regal Cinemas operates five movie theaters in San Antonio, AMC operates two in San Antonio and one in Boerne, Alamo Drafthouse operates three in San Antonio and one in New Braunfels, and Cinemark operates two theaters in San Antonio. Many of these company announcements came hours after state governors declared movie theaters closed for extended periods of time in their respective states following President Donald Trumps announcement advising Americans avoid gatherings of 10 or more people earlier this week. San Antonio healthcare professional and business owner Katie Huseman, 28, said she applauds the entertainment companies for closing their theaters.therivardreport.com
Craft Beer and First-Run Flicks the Stars at New Dine-In Theater
Flix Brewhouse, located near Potranco Road at 845 Loop 1604 West, offers brewed-on-site craft beer, a full menu served in the theater, and the latest in Hollywood productions. The San Antonio-based Santikos Entertainment also offers a full-service dine-in cinema experience at its Bijou theater inside the Wonderland of Americas Mall on Fredericksburg Road. Founded in Round Rock in 2011, Flix Brewhouse operates theaters in nine cities and bills itself as the worlds only first-run cinema-eatery-microbrewery. Credit: Bonnie Arbittier / Rivard ReportJohnson said Flix is focused on making sure all three of its offerings cinema, food, beer are equally good. For its opening Wednesday, Flix Brewhouse is offering its weekly Wednesday reduced-price ticketing, $5.25.therivardreport.com
Santikos Entertainment Announces New Movie Theater in North San Antonio
Movie theater chain turned charitable organization Santikos Entertainment is expanding once again. In addition to the currently-under-construction theater on the Northwest side of San Antonio, Santikos has announced another new theater location, this time on the Far North Side.According to KSAT , the new theater will be located at Bulverde Road and Loop 1604. It will be the 11th theater under the Santikos umbrella.A Santikos spokesperson told KSAT that the new location is expected to open in "late 2021." From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current.sacurrent.com
Santikos announces new theater on far northwest side of San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – Locally based Santikos Entertainment will open its 10th theater in the San Antonio area. The movie theater chain said construction on the new theater will begin soon near Interstate 10 and Boerne Stage Road. Santikos Galaxy Theater to reopen after extensive remodelingThe theater will include 10-12 auditoriums “with a few of those showcasing our premier large format AVX version,” Andrew Brooks, executive director of marketing and sales, said. The Galaxy Theater originally opened in 1979. Construction at the Boerne Stage Crossing Shopping Center is underway in this Nov. 15, 2019, photo.
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.
Law enforcement officers can see a movie every day for free at Santikos in October
SAN ANTONIO - Santikos Entertainment is offering law enforcement officers a free movie every day this month at any of its theaters. "Here at Santikos Entertainment we realized we missed National Thank a Police Officer Day on September 21st. We feel really bad about that and decided to offer our Law Enforcement officers a WHOLE month of 'Thank-Yous,'" the company announced in a press release. The promotion is good for one free ticket per day for any showing. To receive free admission, law enforcement officers should present their badge at the guest service's desk.
Elder Eats July 4th Eat-Stravaganza Movie Contest
Happy Fourth of July! You can win free movie tickets to Santikos Entertainment for the rest of summer! Just enter one of the secret words that were mentioned on Elder Eats on July 4th. Check out the latest movie showings at Santikos here. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.