Star Cinema Grill reopens May 8 at Baybrook Mall

Star Cinema Grill, Baybrook Mall, Friendswood
(Courtesy Star Cinema Grill)

(Courtesy Star Cinema Grill)

Star Cinema Grill at the Baybrook Mall, 702 Baybrook Mall Drive, Friendswood, reopens May 8, becoming one of the first movie theaters in the area to open amid the coronavirus pandemic. The business has made several changes to its operations to minimize risk, including reducing capacity in the bar and lounge, allowing customers to order food from an app, sanitizing theaters before and after screenings, and more.

“We take the responsibility of opening right now very seriously," Vice President of Operations John Walsh said in a press release. “We are following all measures put in place by state and local authorities and have gone above and beyond those in most cases. Our guests have been reaching out non-stop since Gov. [Greg] Abbott’s announcement, ... and they are ready to join us again at the movies. Our team members are just as excited to get back to work, and we are taking every precaution to make sure they have a safe environment to return to.”

By Jake Magee

Editor, Bay Area & Pearland/Friendswood

Jake has been a print journalist for several years, covering numerous beats including city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be the editor for and launch the Bay Area edition of Community Impact Newspaper. Today, he covers everything from aerospace to transportation to flood mitigation.