Thanks Santikos Entertainment for sponsoring this post. Don’t worry though, all opinions about Santikos Legacy and their fabulousness are my own!
I love when I’m able to share great social good finds on ordinary, everyday things, like going to the movies. Thanks to a fun information session at Santikos Entertainment’s newest theatre, Casa Blanca, I found out that through Santikos Legacy, not only do they offer premier entertainment, but they’re the only theater group to operate as a social enterprise for the sole benefit of the communities in which they operate in. How cool is that!
And that’s all thanks to John L. Santikos, who decided that this is how he wanted his company to operate after his death. Even the vendors they partner with, from the salad dressings, to the candy, cleaning crew, etc. they want to make sure they work with those who also have giving back as part of their mission. In the near further they hope that all funds used to cover their bills will eventually be funneled to the good causes identified by each vendor, much like their remaining funds are funneled back into our community via the San Antonio Area Foundation. They’re the ones that make donations, offer sponsorships, grants and programming that benefits the same people that visit the various Santikos Entertainment venues – enhancing Santikos Legacy.
“We want the public to understand that we all have a stake in creating a vibrant and prosperous community. You can see a movie anywhere, but every time you see a movie at Santikos you become a vital part of our charitable legacy because the money you spend on tickets, drinks or snacks goes back to organizations that improve our society,” says David M. Holmes, Santikos Enterprises president and CEO.
This year those efforts totaled around $12 million dollars, and they predict that number will rise to $20 million next year.
Then there’s the Free Summer Movies, which this year in San Antonio will benefit ChildSafe, while in Houston they’ll benefit, Child Advocates of Fort Bend. All I can say is that I love everything about this!
The added bonus is that they’re not only stepping it up on the social good side, but they are also bringing their A game when it comes to the full entertainment experience. Their latest addition, Casa Blanca, is the first 100% laser projection multiplex movie theatre in the world. It also has the largest screen in Texas, amazing sound, along with in-theatre dining in four of their auditorium theaters, with reclining seats. Yes, luscious reclining seats. And whether you’re dropping off the kids to watch a movie or need to kill some time before your movie begins, they have a 16-lane bowling alley, cafe, bar, fudge, gelato, and brick oven pizzas, oh my.
So the next time you want to watch a movie or enjoy any of the amenities mentioned, consider choosing the Santikos theatre near you. Not only are you destined to have a great movie going experience, but you’ll also be positively impacting our community and expanding Santikos Legacy. A win, win all the way around.
Speaking of wins, you totally need to enter to win a 4-pack of VIP tickets from Santikos so that you and your family and/or friends can check out the Casa Blanca for yourself! So enter away now through June 28, 2016 and share this with your friends and family so you get that many more chances to win.
What surprised you most about Santikos Legacy or the Casa Blanca location?
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Sounds like a fun place. Can’t wait to check it out. Wonder if babies are OK for the free movie days for kids.
They even have mommy matinees where you can watch your fav movie with your babies – check it out Ana!
Wow! Lots of great stuff – movies, bowling, food 🙂
Right Eva! Perfect way to get lost on a hot summer day.
All of the extra things that they have such as a bowling alley and fully reclining seats surprised me.
Me too MaryAnn, you can spend a full hot summer day in there and not be bored 😀
I love the full size reclining chairs
OMG they are total heaven MaryAnn!
I was surprised about how much they give back to the community.
Me too, it’s awesome!
I was surprised that it was the largest movie screen in Texas
I was amazed that they will be donating $12 million this year alone!!
Right, isn’t that awesome Ali?
I was surprise about the bowling alley.