Greek immigrant Louis Santikos founded his first movie theater in San Antonio in 1911, when silent moving pictures of train robberies and slapstick comedy were an exciting novelty. Today, the thriving regional theater empire continues the family tradition of dazzling audiences with attractions such as IMAX sensory journeys.
Santikos's expansive theaters house up to 19 screens of first-run cinematic entertainment at some locations. Equipped with popcorn and sodas, moviegoers can nervously munch and sip their way through every pulse-pounding car chase, tragic missed connection, or gripping montage of drying paint. Screenings in 3-D of select films are brought to life by the gloriously immersive illuminations of Xpand 3-D projectors.
With a mission to enhance drab undergarment collections, this female-run business dresses women in comfort and style with a wide selection of fabrics and bright colors to match any mood. Savvy shoppers can choose from an abundance of unmentionables in cotton, lace, mesh, and other fashionable fabrics (all under $6). Conceal curves with the Hello Yellow polka-dot bikini brief ($4.99), sewn in a seamless style to sport inconspicuously beneath a black dress or svelte superhero unitard. Girls with a tinge of tomboy can opt for the lace Brown Sugar boyshort ($4.99) to show off their strong-yet-sweet side, and g-string theorists might select the ultra-low-rise Girls Gone Glam in one of four figure-flattering colors ($4.99). Material matchmakers can create color-palette-piquing pairs of pajamas with comfy, patterned PJ Boxie bottoms ($13.99) and 100% cotton tanks ($8.99) or tees ($9.99).
With careful attention to detail and a comprehensive 50-point checklist for reference, Point Maid's licensed and bonded cleaning specialists tackle dirt and grime in homes and commercial offices. As they make their way through each room, they eradicate floor-bound filth while burrowing through sullied surfaces and dingy fixtures up to the ceiling, where they proceed to wipe away footprints left by houseguests from the Southern hemisphere. Point Maid's crew can also take the stress and grime out of parties, large events, and moves.
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Jennifer Buergermeister is very flexible. She not only moves from job to job—she's an entrepreneur, independent filmmaker, spiritual healer, and app designer—but also from pose to pose while teaching yoga. She has created two yoga DVDs and has a third coming out in November. She's also the owner of Jennyoga, where she works with a deep bench of fellow yoga teachers, offering a variety of classes for all levels. These include Sunrise and Awakening, Hatha Flow, and Deep Relaxation and Restorative yoga classes.
The team at Jennyoga strives to make coming to the studio easy. They built a Jennyoga app for mobile devices that allows students to schedule classes on the fly. And they run an in-house store, where visitors can pick up any yoga gear they might need before heading into one of the studios. They even made a short film to inspire attendance, a sort of narrative commercial about the beneficial effects of yoga in our noisy, modern world where neighbors rev motorcycle engines and fire alarms scream in delight whenever you get home.
Dance shouldn?t be formulaic. That?s why at Studio Tropa, owner Jerry Maese leads a dynamic, multi-cultural team of dance instructors that help students build better bodies. Six days a week students rock and rollick to sultry Tropa international sessions and the Latin-inspired grooves of Zumba classes. Instructors also get pulses racing with Tropa funk, their self-devised take on hip-hop. Students are encouraged to bring water, wear comfortable clothing, and sport athletic shoes that have good arch support and aren?t covered in Vaseline. Studio Tropa was recently selected to be a part of a promotional video release in conjunction with the release of the film, The Great Gatsby and was also part of the Galleria Mall flashmob for the release of the Zumba Rush Xbox Kinect video game.