Community through Cinema - Santikos in San AntonioTuesday, June 14, 2016
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Santikos Theatres, meaning I was compensated for sharing my thoughts! :)
There's nothing better than home grown, right? And while it's great to see a a brand new state of the art theatre opening up, creating jobs and opportunities for families and friends to gather, it's even better to hear about how Santikos grew locally in San Antonio and how the organization is giving back to the community for many many years to come!
In 1918, Louis Santikos moved from Waco to San Antonio to get into the movie theatre business and within a few years opened the Rialto Theatre on Houston Street and the Palace Theatre across from the Alamo in the early 1920's.
Santikos Theatres was then converted to Santikos Entertainment and is now a social enterprise meaning that after the company pays it's bills and puts away a little for capital growth, it gives the rest to the San Antonio Area Foundation to distribute. This year, they are projecting to give $18 million dollars with a goal of eventually giving $20 million dollars back every year! It's crazy to think of numbers that big, but it's real and you have a choice to be a part of this legacy every time you decide to go to a movie!
Almost 100 years after it's first theatre opened, Santikos Entertainment newest theatre complex, Casa Blanca is opening and will be the first fully laser digital theater in the world!
Be sure to like their pages on Facebook and pick up a game card at the concessions at Casa Blanca, they are giving away over $450,000 in gifts and prizes to celebrate it's Grand Opening! Also, Santikos throughout the city are hosting Free Summer Movies again this summer, every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10am!