Studio Movie Grill Launches Special Needs Screenings for Lincoln Square Concept

The In-Theater Dining Movie Giant Aims to Lighten the Load for
Families While Offering Exciting Community Events in Arlington

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Studio Movie Grill (“SMG”), the leading full-service in-theater
dining concept, is launching their special needs screening program
customized for families raising children with special needs at their
newest flagship. According to the U.S. Department of Education, one out
of every 10 children under the age of 14 has some type of special need
in the United States. It’s these nearly three million children and their
families SMG Lincoln Square is aiming to provide assistance to as it
opens the doors of its 24th nationwide location in
Arlington’s Lincoln Square on Jan. 19, 2017.

Studio Movie Grill fully understands the impact of caring for children
with special needs and how often times it’s overlooked. To lessen the
possible feeling of isolation and the ability to enjoy family-friendly
entertainment without causing financial strain, special needs screenings
are free for children with special needs and their siblings to bring
families together. These screenings are a pillar of SMG’s outreach
programs and the charitable work SMG has come to be known for. SMG
Lincoln Square’s first special needs screening will be Paramount
Pictures’™ “Monster Trucks” on Jan. 21, 2017, at 11 a.m.,
followed by Universal Pictures’ ™”A Dog’s Purpose” on Feb.
4 and Warner Bros. Animation’s ™ “The Lego ® Batman Movie
on Feb. 18. Special needs screenings are but a continuation of the work
SMG has been involved in for years. Its Chefs for Children initiative
donates 5% of the proceeds of popular menu items to local non-profits
serving special needs children.

“Our success is based on making the world a better place and leaving a
positive wake in our communities,” remarked Brian Schultz, Founder and
CEO of Studio Movie Grill. “We’re extremely proud of the work our teams
are doing both inside and outside the theater to bring our mission to
open hearts and minds, one story at a time … to life.”

Being named to Inc. Magazine’s 35th Annual List of Fastest
Growing Private Companies hasn’t slowed down the in-theater dining
giant’s commitment to community involvement and an unwavering dedication
to their guests having memorable experiences.

SMG Lincoln Square has embarked on an 18 community and grass-roots event
series that range from a 37,000 original LEGO ® piece mural in
anticipation of Warner Bros. Animation’s™ “Lego Batman”
movie to a life-size working monster truck on display for guests to
experience in support of Paramount Pictures’ “Monster Trucks
movie. Helping SMG expertly tackle these and other community initiatives
for Arlington residents is Lightning Rod Events, an experiential
marketing and promotions company based in Dallas.

“At Lightning Rod Events, we’re proud to deliver one-of-a-kind
experiential events for our clients,” remarked Roderick Stoker, Founder
of Lightning Rod Events. “With more than two decades of creating unique
experiences for my clients, it’s fitting we’re helping bring Studio
Movie Grill’s vision to life as they celebrate a milestone of their own.”

After its Lincoln Square opening, SMG guests will be treated to two
special deals including an introductory movie ticket pricing of $9, $7
and $6, as well as 50% off food and beverage choices Jan. 19-26 and 25%
off Jan. 27-Feb. 2. SMG will also continue their philanthropic programs
in the North Texas area with their Cans Film Festival Food Drive
benefiting the Tarrant Area Food Bank. Jan. 23-26, guests can enjoy a
free movie ticket when they donate four cans of non-perishable food
items to the drive.

About Studio Movie Grill

Studio Movie Grill, the leader in in-theater dining exhibition and named
to Inc. Magazine’s 35th Annual List of Fastest Growing
Private Companies, has modernized the traditional movie-going experience
by combining first-run movies with full-service, in-theater dining.
Since 2000, SMG has swiftly grown to 24 locations in 10 states. Its
long-standing Special Needs Screenings and Chefs for Children community
programs continue to help families everywhere. SMG ranks #1 in box
offices in in-theater dining concepts. For additional information,


Lightning Rod Events
Jordan Hora, 214-732-7949
Movie Grill
Lynne McQuaker, 972-388-7888, ext. 232