Texas-Based Operator Considered Leader in the First-run, In-Theater Dining Concept
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 24, 2013 – Columbus-based Nationwide Realty Investors announced today that Studio Movie Grill will be coming to the Arena District. Studio Movie Grill, based in Dallas, Texas, will be renovating the space currently occupied by the Arena Grand Movie Theatre. Arena Grand will close after Memorial Day with final movies showing the evening of May 27, and following the renovations, the new Studio Movie Grill Arena Grand will reopen in late summer.
“We are thrilled to have a Studio Movie Grill in the Arena District,” said Nationwide Realty Investors President Brian J. Ellis. “This is a great opportunity to enhance the amenities we have in the District for our visitors and residents.”
“Studio Movie Grill is recognized nationally as the leader in the first-run, in-theater dining concept,” said Lynne McQuaker, Director of Public Relations and Outreach at Studio Movie Grill. “Our new Arena District location will feature an extensive gourmet menu, a two-story bar and lounge, one hundred percent reserved seating, crystal clear Dolby audio, and the best in today’s Christie projection systems for the highest quality movie viewing experience in the city.” The theatre will also host events and alternate programming alongside scheduled first-run movies.
Studio Movie Grill operates a total of 13 theaters in Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, and Texas. The Arena District theatre is the company’s first location in Ohio.
For Arena Grand movie listings and show times through May 27, and for more information regarding pre-paid passes and Arena Grand gift cards, visit ArenaGrand.com.
About Studio Movie Grill: Studio Movie Grill is the pioneer of the first-run, in-theater dining concept and currently operates a total of 13 theaters in Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, and Texas. The Arena District theatre is the company’s first location in Ohio. For more information about Studio Movie Grill visit: www.studiomoviegrill.com.
About the Arena District: The Arena District is a $800 million, 75-acre mixed-use development located in downtown Columbus. The Arena District includes more than 1.5 million square feet of office, restaurants, entertainment, and residential uses. For more information about the Arena District visit: www.arenadistrict.com.
About Nationwide Realty Investors: Nationwide Realty Investors is the real estate development affiliate of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and the developer of the $800 million, mixed-use Arena District and Grandview Yard in Columbus, Ohio. Directly and through joint ventures, Nationwide Realty Investors owns more than $1.4 billion in real estate investments. For more information visit: www.nationwiderealtyinvestors.com.