Look out, iPic. The Houston area's most posh movie theater might be in Richmond.
Dine-in theater chain Star Cinema Grill has stepped things up at its newest outpost (22125 FM 1093). All 12 screens feature luxury recliner seating, and one of those screens features Samsung's state-of-the-art Onyx LED Cinema Screen.
The 46-foot (14-meter) wide screen uses advanced LED and HDR (high dynamic range) technology to deliver a true 4K experience. Star Cinema Grill is only the second theater in America — and the largest in the Western Hemisphere — to feature the technology, which features a light-resistant design that aims to eliminate interference and distractions.
Patrons will be able to see the Onyx screen as a selection when they book their tickets. Screenings begin Friday, June 21, with Toy Story 4.
“We are dedicated to giving our guests the ultimate dine-in theater experience,” Jason Ostrow, vice president of development for Star Cinema Grill, said in a statement. “The addition of the Samsung Onyx will take that experience to the next level. We couldn’t be more excited and ready to show it off.”
Beyond one fancy screen, the theater features lots of amenities designed to lure people off their couches. Each screen offers all-recliner seating with a section of "premium pods" that feature heated seats with upgraded service — for an upgraded price of $18 per seat during matinees and $20 at night.
Inside, the decor channels Hollywood glam with graphics of historic stars and films, and a luxurious interior with a large, central bar. The menu features a large selection of appetizers, salads, wraps, entrees, pizza, and more.