Big thanks to Santikos for sponsoring this post. All opinons are mine and mine alone!
I can’t tell you how long I have been a movie watcher. I love movies, and going to the theater. As a matter of fact, I can remember when I was younger telling my mom “I don’t know how people ever lived without movies” as I reached to put in the next VHS in. Yes, VHS! I was young and hey that’s all we had. I also remember when DVD’s came out; we didn’t have a DVD player, but I remember going over to my Uncle’s house and thinking how lucky/cool he was because he had one. As I got older and was able to head to the movies, I’m sure I was in shock during my first theater experience. I was young but in love. “Who cared if someone had a DVD player when I could go see it on the big screen” I remember thinking.
The years went on and to this day, if I get a night away from the kids, that’s where I want to be. Sitting in a seat, next to The Husband in front of a big screen. This last weekend I was introduced to Casa Blanca and once again had my mind blown as if I were a child again. Santikos Casa Blanca is the first of its kind. Having not only the biggest screens in Texas it has the first and largest full laser digital projection theater in the WORLD. World people! That’s massive if you weren’t sure. Just check out the picture below. That’s me standing in the middle of the screen.
But the fun doesn’t stop there. With a total of 16 movie screens, two of which are the Laser theaters, four that are full-service theaters but it also has 16 lanes of bowling, a full-service sports bar, an arcade and a cafe’ that serves some fabulous food. You can have a full date night without having to leave. Dinner, bowling and a movie all in one. How cool is that?
And that’s not even the coolest part! After visiting, I found out that after Mr. Santikos had passed he decided to leave his wealth and turn this company into a Social Enterprise. What this means is that the Santikos theater group now exist for the main purpose to give back to the community. Supporting hundreds of foundations, youth and education programs, public libraries, parks and museums, arts, medicine and much more. We are talking MILLIONS of dollars going back into the community to help others.
I’ll be giving away tickets to check out Casa Blanca.