DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill and AmStar Cinemas announce today that the recent opening of Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill — Dallas, adjacent to the AmStar Cinemas 14 Dallas located in Stemmons Crossroads at 10110 Technology Blvd. East, marks the completion of the foremost entertainment destination in Dallas.
“The newly renovated theatre now pairs Hollywood hits with great food, drinks and bands at Toby Keith’s for one sensational night out.”
“We’re thrilled to bring Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill to the country fans of Texas,” said Frank Capri, CEO, Boomtown Entertainment LLC, operator of Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill. “We’re especially excited to partner with our neighbor AmStar Cinemas to host this special event. Whether guests stop in for events such as this one or to enjoy live music from the region’s best Texas/Red Dirt bands, dancing or our delicious comfort food, Toby Keith’s — Dallas offers a little something for everyone.”
Toby Keith’s — Dallas and AmStar Cinemas are teaming up to host the END OF WATCH movie premiere and after party to highlight the new venue on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Actors Michael Peña and Natalie Martinez will appear at AmStar Cinemas for the Dallas premiere of their upcoming movie, END OF WATCH, that depicts the story of two young officers (portrayed by Peña and Jake Gyllenhaal) marked for death after confiscating a cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop and opens in theatres on Friday, Sept. 21.
Peña is widely known for his roles in movies such as TOWER HEIST, 30 MINUTES OR LESS, THE LINCOLN LAWYER, BATTLE LOS ANGELES, SHOOTER, MILLION DOLLAR BABY and GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS as well as his characters in television shows such as “Eastbound & Down,” “My Name Is Earl,” “NYPD Blue” and “ER.” Peña will host a Q&A session in the auditorium after the movie at AmStar Cinemas.
Martinez, who plays the wife of Peña’s character in the movie, has appeared in movies such as DEATH RACE and MAGIC CITY MEMOIRS, as well as the television show “Detroit 1-8-7.”
Attendees of the END OF WATCH premiere and the general public are invited to an after party at Toby Keith’s — Dallas starting at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Named after Toby Keith’s hit song, “I Love This Bar,” Toby Keith’s — Dallas opened earlier this summer and offers live country music, down-home cooking and beer in mason jars served at a 96-foot, guitar-shaped bar modeled after Keith’s red, white and blue guitar. Following the old adage that ‘everything’s bigger in Texas,’ the Dallas location occupies 33,250 square feet and is the largest of the nine Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill locations now open across the country.
With a dance floor almost as big as Texas, Toby Keith’s — Dallas can accommodate more than 1,000 guests. It’s open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and books the best country music and Texas/Red Dirt acts in the Dallas area, such as Whiskey Myers, Little Texas, Fred Andrews & Honeybrowne and Deryl Dodd. Bands play the venue’s state-of-the-art stage with brand new house sound system from Wednesday through Saturday evening beginning at 9 p.m.
Toby Keith’s — Dallas also offers spacious booths inside along with outdoor patio seating for guests to enjoy Southern-style cuisine, barbeque and steaks. Most entrees are priced between $10 and $30 and feature signature items such as the Should’ve Been a Cowboy Burger, Garlic Butter Rib-Eye Steak and eclectic dishes such as Crispy Fried Macaroni and Cheese, a Fried-Bologna Sandwich, Deep-Fried Twinkies® and many more choices that will satisfy any palate.
The venue also gives Texans a number of opportunities to save money through lunch, late-night and happy hour specials including “8 for under $8” lunch deals from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday; a reduced-price, late-night menu beginning at 11 p.m.; and happy hour specials from 2 to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Toby Keith’s — Dallas also offers “Industry Night” on Tuesday (half-price appetizers after 9 p.m.) and “Ladies’ Night” on Wednesday (free cover/drink specials for women and a $5 cover for men).
For that exclusive atmosphere, Toby’s offers a glass-enclosed VIP room overlooking the dance floor with comfortable leather couches and a private view of the stage, creating the perfect setting for any memorable occasion or to entertain business clients. For that special event, private party or business lunch/dinner, check out Toby’s “barns.” Sponsored by KFWR - The Ranch 95.9 FM and KHYI - The Range 95.3 FM, these two casual gathering rooms can be reserved for groups of any kind.
The pairing of Toby Keith’s — Dallas and AmStar Cinemas 14 Dallas makes for a unique and innovative entertainment destination in Dallas. Fans of movies and country music can now enjoy dinner, a movie or a concert all under one roof. The AmStar Cinemas 14 Dallas boasts 14 new auditoriums with all-digital projection and sound, 3D capabilities, wall-to-wall screens, stadium seating and high-back rocking chairs along with D-BOX® MFX Motion Seats, plus a birthday party and game room.
“We are pleased to welcome our neighbor Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill to our building in Stemmons Crossroads that has such a rich history in the entertainment industry,” said George Solomon, founder of Southern Theatres LLC, operator of AmStar Cinemas. “The newly renovated theatre now pairs Hollywood hits with great food, drinks and bands at Toby Keith’s for one sensational night out.”
Previously known as The Grand 24, the building was the nation’s first megaplex when it opened to record-breaking audiences in 1995. Property owner Entertainment Properties Trust (NYSE: EPR) worked with Boomtown Entertainment and Southern Theatres to reposition the historic building as a theatre, restaurant and concert venue — all under one roof.
AmStar Cinemas 14 Dallas is the 20th theatre in Southern Theatres’ portfolio and its third theatre located in Texas. AmStar Cinemas 14 Dallas is one of 17 theatres owned by Entertainment Properties Trust in Texas. This is the first Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill in Texas. Toby Keith’s — Dallas employs 70 people and AmStar Cinemas employs 50 people for a total of 120 new jobs at Stemmons Crossroads.
For more information about Toby Keith’s Dallas, please visit www.countrybartx.com. Or “like” the Toby Keith’s Dallas Facebook® page at www.facebook.com/tobykeithsbardallas. For tickets and showtimes at AmStar Cinemas 14 Dallas, please visit www.amstarcinemas.com. You can also “like” AmStar Cinemas Dallas Facebook page at www.facebook.com/amstardallas14.
About Boomtown Entertainment LLC (Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill)
Named after Toby's hit single “I Love This Bar,” this exciting venue has it all: great, down-home cooking, the best in high-energy live bands, and a friendly environment that makes you feel like a part of the family. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill offers a mason jar full of entertainment all week long. Our fun and rowdy atmosphere is inspired by the music and the attitude of the “Big Dog Daddy” himself, Toby Keith. Whether you want to watch live country music and dance, watch the big game or if you are just here to eat, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill offers something for everyone. Come early if you plan on visiting us on a weekend, the place is usually shoulder to shoulder and the atmosphere is always friendly and entertaining, even if we’re totally packed. No matter what venue you visit or what night you join us, you’ll find yourself saying “I Love This Bar!” Learn more at www.countrybartx.com.
About Southern Theatres LLC
Southern Theatres, owned and operated by George Solomon, was formed in May of 2002. George has been in the theatre business with his family for more than 50 years and launched Southern Theatres to develop and operate state-of-the-art multiplex stadium-seating movie theatres. In April 2005, Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS) made a $30 million equity investment in Southern Theatres. VSS is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in media, communications and information industries in North America and Europe. Southern Theatres is responsible for the daily operations of The Grand Theatres and AmStar Cinemas in 20 locations with 292 screens in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. The company is well positioned for continued expansion in key markets throughout the Southeast. Southern Theatres is proud to be headquartered in New Orleans, La. For more information, please visit www.amstarcinemas.com.
About Entertainment Properties Trust
Entertainment Properties Trust is a specialty real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in properties in select market segments which require unique industry knowledge, while offering the potential for stable and attractive returns. Our total investments exceed $3 billion and our primary investment segments are Entertainment, Education and Recreation. We adhere to rigorous underwriting and investing criteria centered on key industry and property level cash flow standards. We believe our focused niche approach provides a competitive advantage, and the potential for higher growth and better yields. Further information is available at www.eprkc.com or from Brian Moriarty at 888-EPR-REIT.