Star Cinema Grill

53 S. Evergreen Avenue,
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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aek316 on January 17, 2015 at 7:39 am

I came here tonight with my wife to see American Sniper. They did a wonderful job redoing this theater. It now has dining and drink options a bar in the lobby and comfortable seating. My tip to anyone who goes is to get to your show early. Seats fill up fast due to the reduced seating. But hey, you can always hang out at the bar!

cvolosin on June 26, 2013 at 10:05 pm

it’s June 26th did it make it?

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on February 28, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Has this theater reopened yet?

CSWalczak on November 18, 2012 at 7:15 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 November 13, 2012 at 7:59 pm

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

CSWalczak on November 13, 2012 at 3:17 am

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

CSWalczak on July 19, 2012 at 9:29 pm

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

filmteknik on July 9, 2012 at 5:17 pm

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

Pichu8boy on June 2, 2012 at 10:29 pm

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

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on May 26, 2010 at 1:43 am

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

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 25, 2010 at 12:26 pm

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.

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on February 24, 2010 at 10:49 pm

American Classic Images shows this picture of this Arlington Theatre as Arlington Heights, IL. I see no reference to another theatre in Arlington Heights, IL either here or on Cinematour.

Any ideas?

brianbobcat on April 24, 2008 at 5:41 pm

Either way, while this theater is nice for it’s relatively low costs, I think a matinee is only like 7 bucks, it’s DEFINITELY showing it’s age. I go here all the time, and on one date I actually fixed the stairway lighting just by kicking a piece back in place. Of course some of the next patrons to walk the steps re-broke it, but can’t blame them really. Also, the TERRIBLE concession stand video, which seems straight out of the 80’s, has SO much wear that it’s almost unwatchable now. They briefly went to an underwater themed one, but that didn’t last long and soon they were back at the “futuristic city” video. This place NEEDS some work done ASAP before it falls into disrepair and people stop attending it.


Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on November 2, 2006 at 12:48 am

Some sources have listed this theatre as being part of the F&F Value chain, others have listed it as being independent