As of yesterday, the Katy Area has another entertainment option! The Santikos Palladium Entertainment Center located at 7301 Grand Parkway (South of the Westpark Tollway / FM 1093) opened last night. They were still working out a few grand opening kinks, and not everything was perfect and ready to go for the opening, but the Palladium is a beautiful facility that we think will be a nice addition to the community. Here’s a little bit of what they have to offer…
Movies: 22 theaters featuring some of the largest screens around including some 85 foot MAX screens. Some theaters feature AVX sound (additional speakers throughout the theater), and D-Box seats that move with the action on the screen.
VIP Seating: Movie watchers ages 18 and older can opt for VIP seating which comes with full service wait staff bringing food and drinks to your chair at the touch of a button. All VIP seating is on the 2nd level. The second level, which also features the Agora Bar, is restricted to ages 18 and up. A wine bar will also be added to this level at a later date.
Automated Ticket Kiosks: As you walk into the Palladium, you are surrounded by what appear to be flat screen TVs set on their sides. While they are not operational at time of this post, these screens will be stations where you can watch movie previews and purchase tickets electronically.
Bowling: A 16 lane bowling alley is located to the left as you enter the Palladium. The lanes feature large screen TVs. You do not need to buy a movie ticket to bowl.
Food & Drink: Santikos offers a traditional theater concession stand as well as Express Cafe, Cafe Gelato and multiple bars around the facility. Express Cafe is to the right and offers food ranging from Tex-Mex to sushi to sandwiches to brick oven pizza to Mediterranean. Cafe Gelato is located in the center of the 1st floor and features coffee, gelato, frozen yogurt, desserts and chocolate.
For more information about the Santikos Palladium AVX Entertainment Center, visit their website.
Other Movie Theaters in the Katy Area:
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Mason Park
AMC Katy Mills 20
Cinemark 19 and XD
Edwards West Oaks Mall Stadium 14 & RPX
Carmike Cinemas Yorktown 15
Showboat Drive-In Theater