If you’ve driven down the Grand Parkway lately, you’ve seen the magnificent 180,000 square foot Santikos Palladium AVX. The building—with its 40 foot columns—is reminiscent of a legendary Greek palace, paying homage to the Santikos family heritage.
Santikos Theatres was founded in 1911 when Louis Santikos—a Greek immigrant— purchased a small theatre in Waco, igniting his path to becoming a pioneer in the Texas motion picture industry in San Antonio. In 1927, Louis sold much of his business and moved back to Greece with his wife. That same year his son John was born. Louis became a successful film distributor in Greece, but fear for his family’s safety was strong after Nazi occupation was followed by Civil War in Greece…and the Santikos family returned to San Antonio and Louis rebuilt his movie business.
After John graduated from St. Mary’s University, he became an apprentice to his father, ultimately taking over the business. John learned the theatre business from the ground up. In 2013, Santikos Theatres expanded to Fort Bend County with the Santikos Palladium AVX.
When you set foot inside a Santikos complex, you are immediately immersed in opulent grandeur…this is not your typical movie theatre! Fort Bend’s finest entertainment destination provides the latest advances in cinema technology. “Six of our 22 luxurious auditoriums are equipped with AVX, providing the ultimate audio and visual viewing experience and the highest standards of projection quality. This includes 4K digital projection, wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling screens and Dolby Atmos premium sound system,” says Art Seago, President of Santikos Theatres. “These screens are 80 feet wide, making them the largest screens in Houston.”
Other amenities include 16 lane bowling with full service bar, cafés with a variety of dine-in or take-out options and Starbucks coffee. Four auditoriums feature luxury recliners and VIP Service with in-movie dining and friendly servers ready to bring your order directly to your seat.
The Santikos Palladium AVX is also the perfect location for corporate events and functions. With auditoriums that have seating capabilities of fifty to 400, it is ideal for small to large corporate events, groups, non-profit outings, birthday party celebrations, and special occasions.
“We are proud to carry on the legacy of John L. Santikos,” says Art. “His vision continues to be the driving force behind everything we do.”
Visit the Santikos Palladium AVX today for a full cinema and entertainment experience that is unique to the Houston community thanks to its leading innovation and technology.
Go to Santikos.com for more information on corporate events, show times and tickets.