Before modern filmmakers invented voiceovers, they were forced to include scenes where the protagonist bitterly explained his dark past to mirrors, statues, and unfeeling snowmen. Study expository techniques with today's Groupon: for $24, you get two general-admission movie tickets (up to a $17 value) to a showing of your choice, two cheeseburgers with fries (a $21 value), and two regular sodas (a $10 value) at The Rialto, owned by Santikos Theatres (up to a $48 total value).
The bright lights of The Rialto Theatre's marquee compel patrons to enter its recently renovated interior, where they can order burgers and drinks to consume while watching a film or relaxing in the theater's restaurant. Patrons can peruse showtimes with a companion to find a witty French farce or a low-key drama about dogs winning the World Cup, and then carry their dinner into the theater to better relate to protagonists during climactic burger-chewing sequences. For even more immersive viewing, cinephiles can upgrade to a 3-D showing (for select movies) for an additional fee at the box office.
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.
98% of 3,744 customers recommend
“Recently visited The Rialto Santikos Theatre in San Antonio. The service, cleanliness, and refreshment options were the top best things about the Theatre. What I also...”
“Recently visited The Rialto Santikos Theatre in San Antonio. The service, cleanliness, and refreshment options were the top best things about the Theatre. What I also liked was the height of the food bars in the theaters because they were low enough for my children to see over them.The wait staff did not interrupt the showing but were available anytime throughout the show for service. I highly recommend!”
“Great movie theater.”
“Nice clean theatre with outstanding seating and super cool surround sound.”