Wheaton City Council unanimously approved a Class L liquor license Monday for Studio Movie Grill (SMG), a combined movie theater and restaurant opening in town next month.
The city's liquor commission met Thursday to discuss the , a classification City Council approved late last year to accommodate the proposed restaurant/movie theater concept, according to a city memo. After considering possible problem scenarios the business could have, including checking IDs in the dark and making sure patrons close their check before the conclusion of a movie, the liquor commission voted in favor of approving SMG's license request.
According to an SMG press release, the nine-screen, 1,120-seat theater will open in late May. The theater will also include a lounge that will accommodate about 36 people.
The SMG menu will offer a full bar, including premium liquors and specialty cocktails. According to the menu, SMG's specials include:
- "Margarita Mondays": $2 off margaritas
- "Beer+Burger Tuesdays": $2 off draft beer (14 oz.) and $2 off burgers
- "Endless Pizza Wednesdays": All you can eat pizza, $9.95 per person
- "Pitcher Thursdays": $2 off any appetizer when you purchase a pitcher of beer or margarita, or bucket of beer.
Studio Movie Grill will be located at 301 Rice Lake Square, Wheaton.