Studio Movie Grill

301 Rice Lake Square,
Wheaton, IL 60187

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The grand opening of this cinema was on Friday, December 22, 1989 featuring ten completely new state-of-the-art wide screened cinemas. Striking interior design with luxurious plush seating throughout. Dolby stereo sound systems in all ten auditoriums. Completely handicapped accessible and special listening systems for hearing impaired patrons. Advance ticket purchases during regular box office hours for same day film presentations. Plentiful free parking, and real butter served on fresh, hot pop corn.

The Rice Lake Square Cinemas were shuttered by Loews Cineplex at the end of August, 2003. Just after it closed, the theater was completely gutted and occupied by a Linens-n-Things store.

In 2009, the Rice Lake Linens-n-Things store was closed. The Studio Movie Grill opened in the building in June 2012, featuring eight screens with stadium seating, in-auditorium dining, a full service bar in the lobby, reserved seating as well as digital and 3D technology.

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CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on January 4, 2007 at 3:16 pm

Paul:

I know River Oaks 1-6 in Calumet City still contains CO’s trademark 80’s design. If I’m not mistaken, North Riverside and Bloomingdale Court still got the 80’s design too.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on January 4, 2007 at 5:35 pm

As did the Golf Glen, although that opened up as an Essaness, passed to Plitt, and then became a C-O. The G.G. was renovated into the C-O style, which it retained until it closed last year.

Broan
Broan on January 23, 2008 at 8:29 pm

This was initially announced as “Danada Square”

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on May 7, 2008 at 3:36 pm

Does Linen & Things still occupy the building? I heard that Linens & Things went bankrupt and will close several locations.

bman
bman on July 18, 2010 at 6:49 pm

I believe the linens and things has closed.

By the way, this theater was far and away the best in the area when it opened, and was always well-maintained. A fantastic theater. However, the AMC Cantera 30 in Warrenville, just 10 minutes away, was even more state of the art when it opened in ‘98 with its stadium seating, rounded screens, and better sound, and Rice Lake just couldn’t compete. As much as I loved Rice Lake, I found myself driving the extra 10 minutes to AMC once it opened.

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on December 27, 2010 at 10:39 am

I believe Linens-n-Things totally ceased operations. If so, what is this building being used for now?

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on January 20, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Has this place been demolished already? The status is shown as “Closed/Demolished” but I haven’t found anything about a demolition.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on July 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Not demolished. Is now open as Studio Movie Grill.

http://wheaton.patch.com/articles/wheaton-liquor-commission-oks-licensing-for-movie-theater-restaurant#photo-9561436

Paul Fortini
Paul Fortini on July 16, 2013 at 11:14 am

So should the status of this place be ‘open’?

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