To Honor Those That Have Served, Santikos Entertainment Gives Veterans One Free Movie Ticket Nov 11th
On November 11th Santikos would like to offer all active and retired military a free movie ticket when they present a valid ID to any Santikos location guests services desk. “There is never a thank you big enough for our brave men and women”, stated Andrew Brooks, Executive Director of Marketing & Sales for Santikos Entertainment. “But we hope to see the theater full of Veterans. On behalf of Santikos we just want to always remember to say, THANK YOU to those that served and continue to serve.”
What: All active and retired military get a free movie ticket at any Santikos Location on Veteran’s Day when presenting a valid ID at guest services.
When: All Day 11.11.19
Where: All Santikos Entertainment locations.
For more information visit: www.santikos.com
About Santikos Entertainment
For over 100 years, the Santikos family has produced an unparalleled theater experience. But you won’t find their greatest story listed on the marquee. It lies within the Santikos name, their passion for helping others, and is rooted in San Antonio.
By the age of 19, Louis Santikos had left his home in Athens, Greece for central Texas. In the moments between stocking shelves and bagging canned goods at a local grocery store, Louis noticed something – lines of people waiting outside the Rex Theatre across the street. Realizing the potential, he worked to save whatever he could. And in 1911, Louis purchased that same theater, launching a legacy that would last for generations.
As all moviegoers know, the origin story is only the beginning of the epic journey and over the next few decades, the founder’s son, John L. Santikos, would expand the business into over a dozen locations. By merging leading-edge technology with a comfortable atmosphere, John established Santikos as the premiere theatrical experience in the area.
During his living years, John made significant donations to local organizations and developed consistent partnerships with local arts organizations and charitable groups. But it was in his passing that John’s legacy would truly be realized. John would gift the bulk of his estate to the San Antonio Area Foundation. Now, Santikos Entertainment – and its more than 1,500 employees – functions solely for the benefit of the San Antonio community.
Under the guidance of the Area Foundation, profits from every purchase made at a Santikos location go directly to fund area nonprofits that benefit people in need, education, arts and culture, and medical research.
For 87 years, it was John’s passion for entertaining that built Santikos Entertainment. But it is because of his commitment to giving and the patronage of moviegoers like you that it lives on.
There is nothing like that moment when the lights go down, the sound goes up, and your attention locks on the screen above – except, of course, knowing that just by being there, you’re helping to make San Antonio a better place.
Thank you for helping us write our story.