Star Cinema Grill

53 S. Evergreen Avenue,
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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Star Cinema Grill

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Although this theatre is briefly mentioned on the page for the former 1940s-era Arlington Theatre (demolished in 1986), which was at 115 N. Evergreen Road, the present theatre bears no relation to the previous one.

The present day Arlington Theaters was built in 1999, with 1,540 seats. It was part of an effort to revitalize the downtown Arlington Heights area with new condos, restuarants, stores, and a live theatre, the Metropolis Performing Arts Center. The developer was Joseph Freed and Associates.

The Arlington Theaters featured the Cinema Cafe, where patrons could have a sit-down snack, free internet access, children’s birthday party packages, group admission packages, and dinner-and-a-movie packages which are offered Monday and Thursday in conjunction with local restaurants.

It was closed on July 8, 2012. It reopened on July 5, 2013 as the Star Cinema Grill, with a reduced seating capacity of 700.

Contributed by PAUL FORTINI

Recent comments (view all 13 comments)

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 25, 2010 at 7:26 am

Scott, the ACI photo must be of the original Arlington Theatre, which got a complete makeover in 1962, as described in the May 28 issue of Boxoffice that year. I’ll link to the Boxoffice article on the first Arlington’s page.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on May 25, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Is this theatre still doing well? I wonder who owns it now?

Pichu8boy
Pichu8boy on June 2, 2012 at 5:29 pm

The Cinema cafe is known as Dippin' Dots Ice cream.

filmteknik
filmteknik on July 9, 2012 at 12:17 pm

As of Monday 7/9/12, this theatre is closed. (I don’t know if Saturday or Sunday was the last day.)

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on July 19, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Moves are being made to get this theater reopened: View article

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on November 12, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Apparently, the effort to lineup a new operator and get the theater open again is being renewed: View article

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on November 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm

This would be a great cinema for Classic Cinemas to take over.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on November 18, 2012 at 2:15 am

A potential new operator for this theater is apparently interested in seeking a liquor license as part of his business plan: View article

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on February 28, 2013 at 9:52 am

Has this theater reopened yet?

cvolosin
cvolosin on June 26, 2013 at 5:05 pm

it’s June 26th did it make it?

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